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Gov. Pete Ricketts, state officials hold briefing on flooding

(KTIV) – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and state agencies will brief members of the media on the state’s response to flooding and the impact of winter weather on the state at the State Emergency Operations Center.

Watch now as Gov. Ricketts and State Agencies provide an update on flooding and severe weather impacts throughout the state:

Posted by Governor Pete Ricketts on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Governor Ricketts, Nebraska National Guard Adjutant General Daryl Bohac, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Assistant Director Bryan Tuma, Nebraska Department of Transportation Director Kyle Schneweis, and Nebraska State Patrol Col. John Bolduc will make remarks before taking questions. 

Evacuations forced by flooding have occurred in several eastern Nebraska communities, as western Nebraska residents struggled with blizzardlike conditions.

Officials report protective levees were topped or beached Wednesday in southwest Sarpy County and north of Pierce. Evacuations have occurred in Belgrade, Burwell, Cedar Rapids, Dannebrog, Harrington, Pierce, Randolph, St. Paul and Verdigre.

The National Weather Service says Loup River floodwater poses a threat to Genoa, where evacuations have occurred.


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