We are surprised cable news, MSNBC, FOX and CNN, are not covering the flooding in Nebraska. We know folks in our state as well as family members that do not live here any more need good resources to check-in and get updates. Below are some of the best resources we found. We included volunteer links as well.
But first, some pics from local photographer (and great leader and advocate) Mitch Paine:
Douglas County Emergency Management: If you are looking for maps of where flooding is occurring, roads closed and links to other great info this should be your first stop online.
Lincoln Journal Star: They have a special section on their website with pictures, current news and information.
Volunteer to Fill Sandbags: Folks (19 or older) can help fill sandbags at Levi Carter Park in Omaha.
Volunteer to Buy Supplies: You can purchase needed water and cleaning supplies. Just drop them off at Omaha Fire Department stations or other local small business locations (thank you Two Men and a Truck and CBSHOME Real Estate). Items needed include things like bleach, rubber gloves, buckets–think of supplies that you would buy if your house was flooded and needed to be cleaned up.
Follow on Twitter: There are several people to follow on Twitter that are providing updates, @jimsuttle, @OmahaUSACE, @DouglasCty_JIC, @omahapublicwrks or use #tags if you are writing updates #omahaflood, #2011MoRivFlood
Old-School Phone: If you need access to local resources call 211 or if you need to know about road closings call 511.