Flooding Still Causes Problems

A flood update from the Plattsmouth area shows problems still exist.

The receding Missouri River flood waters have revealed damage to utilities in the East Main Street right-of-way.

The Cassgram reports Plattsmouth City Administrator Erv Portis said scouring on the downstream side of the road has exposed a water line, as well as other utilities.

Portis said the city is moving ahead with its damage assessment, consulting with engineers to determine the amount of damage and required repairs, and with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding cost-sharing and mitigation.

Schilling Road, the road to the water treatment plant, remains under water. Public Works Director Gary Hellwig said the river needs to drop at least another foot before the road will be open.

Until that time, access to the plant will continue to be by boat.

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