Flood Expenditures Investigated

Leaders of a community that battled flood waters now must prepare for a stream of questions. Channel Six News Fact Finders has discovered that the Nebraska State Patrol has been asked to look into the spending of government money at Lake Waconda south of Omaha.

The Assistant Director of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Al Berndt tells Fact Finders that he has questions about expenditures that "Don't pass the smell test."

Berndt said he wants the patrol to look into potential irregularities but he declined to give specifics. NEMA helped administer more than two million dollars in federal money for flood prevention and assistance the past two years.

The Chairman of the Lake Waconda Sanity Improvement District said he doesn't know of any improper spending while the community fought the flooded Missouri River.

After learning about the investigation from Fact Finders the Chairman planned to contact NEMA to gain more details into the State's investigation.


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