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DCEMA establishes Unified Command in preparation for flooding

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 19:09:05-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Emergency Management Agency (DCEMA) has established a Unified Command with numerous local agencies to prepare for potential flooding.

DCEMA, Omaha Police and Fire, Public Works, Parks Department, Douglas County Sheriff, law enforcement agencies and volunteer fire departments in Douglas County are all included in the Unified Command.

Platte and Elkhorn rivers are expected to quickly reach very high levels, a press release from the City of Omaha says.

Residents are urged to monitor the National Weather Service website and prepare to evacuate if necessary.