Col. John Hudson, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District issued a public service announcement Friday regarding recovery efforts along the Missouri River Basin.
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SHORT MESSAGE (00:34)
“Hello, I am Colonel John Hudson, Omaha District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. While we have made tremendous strides in restoring more than 350 miles of levees since last year’s floods, we continue to work hard throughout the winter months to get the system restored. It’s important that you remain vigilant and have an emergency evacuation plan in place. Learn more about the status of our levee system by visiting our website at www.nwo.usace.army.mil and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Be safe! Thank you.”
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LONG MESSAGE (00:59)
“Hello, I am Colonel John Hudson, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District. The record setting floods last spring is a stark reminder that the Missouri River is a powerful force, capable of great destruction. We have been working nonstop since last spring to restore the levee system. To date, we have closed the majority of the inlet breaches and we will be working throughout the winter months to close the remaining breaches. Even with the tremendous strides in restoring over 350 miles of levees, an elevated risk still remains. Please stay in close contact with your local authorities and emergency responders. Always have an emergency evacuation plan in place. Learn more about the status of the levee system by visiting our website at www.nwo.usace.army.mil. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Be safe. Thank you."
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There are more than 500 miles of levees on the Missouri, Platte and Elkhorn rivers, and tributaries that experienced significant flood damage since March 2019. Due to the magnitude of damage along these levees, repair efforts will take an extended period of time to complete.
Omaha District’s focus remains on ensuring the safety of citizens and communicating the conditions on the river systems to all of our partners and stakeholders. The Corps continues to provide flood fight assistance to state, local and tribal government agencies.
For regular updates on the repair efforts to flood control structures in the Missouri River Basin, visit the Omaha District’s System Restoration web page at: https://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Omaha-District-System-Restoration-Team/.