- September 25, 2013 - NEMA -
Rivers Still Running Fast and Wide
- September 24, 2013 - NEMA -
NEMA Field Team Returns to State Emergency Operations Center
- September 23, 2013 - NEMA -
North Platte Dries Out as Water Rises Downstream
- September 22, 2013 - NEMA -
Records Set as Floodwater Continues East
- September 21, 2013 - NEMA -
South Platte River Has Crested at North Platte
- September 20, 2013 - NEMA -
Waters Rising Near North Platte, Slowly Receding Near Big Springs
- September 19, 2013 - NEMA -
South Platte River Levels to Remain High for Several Days
- September 18, 2013 - NEMA -
South Platte River Flood Waters Can be Dangerous
- September 17, 2013 - DHHS -
Water Chief: Take Action Before Flooding to Protect Drinking Water
- September 17, 2013 - NEMA -
Response Agencies Ready for Potential Flooding
- September 16, 2013NEMA -
NEMA Sending Mobile Operations Center and Staff to Ogalalla - Water from Colorado Flooding Expected to Enter Nebraska Late Tuesday
- September 13, 2013 - NEMA -
Prepare for Potential Flooding in Wake of Heavy Rains in Colorado
Audio (mp3 format)
Take Action Before Flooding to Protect Drinking Water
- Why is flood water in a well unsafe?
- What should be done to prevent contamination of wells?
Wells Near Flooded Areas Need to be Tested - Jack Daniel, administrator of the Office of Drinking Water and Environmental Health
- Test water if there is a change in taste of color
Water Quality- Jack Daniel, Administrator of the Office of Drinking Water and Environmental Health
- Indicators that your water might be affected
- Alternatives to contaminated drinking water
- When should wells be tested?
Food Safety - Jack Daniel, Administrator of the Office of Drinking Water and Environmental Health
- How flood water can contaminate a food supply?
- What about canned goods?
- What about food in refrigerators and freezers during a power loss?
Additional Audio Resources (streaming format)
Fact Sheets / FAQs
What you need to know about planning and recovering from a flood.
Folleto en Español
Do I need a tetanus shot if I'm in a flooded area?
Tetanus immunization is recommended for all adults every 10 years. Exposure to floodwaters doesn’t increase the risk of tetanus according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, if you get a severe wound or deep cut, check with your health care provider to see if you need a booster. Tetanus is an infectious disease, but it’s not spread from one person to another. The bacteria that cause tetanus are found in the soil and usually enter the body through a wound. The infection is very serious and will involve a long hospital stay. Surviving tetanus disease doesn’t create immunity. The only way to guarantee future protection is through immunization.
Links and Resources
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Water testing kit request - private citizen
Water testing kit request - government or school
NEMA - Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Flooding Information
Nebraska's Local Health Departments
National Weather Service - River Report
CDC - After a Flood
DEQ - Department of Environmental Quality
Get information on debris cleanup, disposal of animal carcasses and hazardous waste.
Nebraska Department of Insurance
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