Date: March 27, 2019
March 27, 2019 – As more residents return to their properties in the Betty, Chris and Hanson Lakes community, we are adjusting the access restrictions to allow them more flexibility when entering and leaving the area.
Any resident with a driver’s license or ID that shows a Betty, Chris or Hanson Lakes address can access the area 24 hours a day. All other access will be limited to the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.
RESOURCES FOR FLOOD VICTIMS
• Salvation Army Distribution Center
Those affected by flooding can get supplies at the distribution center at 8425 W. Center Road (former Canfield’s store) in Omaha. Items available (while supplies last): bottled water, mops, buckets, shovels, rakes, bleach, work gloves and household cleaning supplies. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
(From Sarpyflood.com—there are also Salvation Army Cleaning Kits available at Bellevue Christian Center Distribution Site, 1400 Harvell Drive, Bellevue)
NATIONAL GUARD ASSISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT
Unified Command has asked the Nebraska National Guard to assist deputies staff several entry points across the county. We ask everyone to remember that Guard members are citizens who have stepped away from their jobs to help Sarpy County and its residents, and to be patient as there could be waits at the entry points.
The floodwaters across Sarpy County are likely to be contaminated with sewage and other hazardous materials. Avoid direct contact with the floodwater and use caution when handling items that have come in contact with floodwater. Flooding can create conditions favorable for tetanus, and uncommon but very serious disease. Contact your healthcare provider to inquire about the status of your tetanus vaccine. It is recommended that adults receive a booster for tetanus every 10 years.
For more information on health concerns related to flooding, visit the Sarpy/Cass Health Department website: SarpyCassHealthDepartment.com.
An electrical inspection may be required by local or state electrical authorities before service can be restored by OPPD. If you have access to your property, you can request an electrical inspection online here or by calling 402-593-1555.
• Sarpy County, www.sarpy.com
• Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office
• Sarpy County Emergency Management