The Missouri River levee is less than a mile from Dan and Sandi Velasquez acreage in Mills County. As long as there is no breach and the road remains open Dan and Sandi will check on their property every day. Sandi Velasquez said, “We come out here and just pray to god everything is in one piece when we come back.”
For several months large dirty haulers have stirred dust on a makeshift road by their property that leads to the levee. At first the couple considered the trucks a nuisance. Now they see them as a blessing. Sandi said, “If I see them then I know the levee hasn’t broken.”
The couple moved out valuables that include 20 show horses and two thousand exotic fish they raise and sell. But signs of no trespassing might not discourage looters looking for what's left behind.
That’s why Dan and Sandi check on their property with permission of the Sheriff. So far no signs of any break-ins.
They’ve left a bible on the dresser in their bedroom. Dan Velasquez said about looters, “Maybe if the see the bible and they are stealing, they’ll feel guilty and say lets just leave."