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Bellevue mobile-home park residents say area prone to flooding

Posted at 5:32 PM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 18:33:11-04

Monday's heavy rains across the Omaha-metro area brought about particularly deep flooding in Bellevue at a mobile-home park some residents say is prone to flooding whenever there is heavy rainfall.

One resident of Green Acres Trailer Park near Industrial Road reported flooding in her yard at least knee-deep. 

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At one point Monday, several inches of water covered Industrial Road near the mobile-home park, affecting resident access and prompting concern about permanent damage to the trailers.

"I have a feeling it’s going to get higher; and if it does, I’m going to have to pack up my kids, and I’m going to have to leave," resident Melinda Fair said. "I can’t be here 'cause I can’t afford the damage to my house."

The residents who live here say this area floods about once a year and that it can sometimes take a least a week for the water to recede.