Flood Damage Assessments

Two state teams are assessing damage to homes along the swollen Missouri river in Eastern Nebraska.

The Nebraska Emergency Management agency says the teams were conducting an aerial tour Thursday of damaged property reported to the state.

Early reports indicate 115 houses have sustained major damage. The state continues to urge property owners to report damage to homes and businesses.

Reports can be submitted online at www.nema.ne.gov/newsroom/home-damage-contact.html or by calling 855-211-2453 or 855-211-2454.

Nema's Cindy Newsham says the damage estimates could help the state get approval for individual aid.

The U.S. Army corps of engineers is releasing massive amounts of water into the Missouri river from dams upstream. Those releases will keep the river above flood stage in Eastern
Nebraska and Western Iowa at least into August.