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Peru State College opens after flooding

Posted at 9:33 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 22:33:11-04

PERU, Neb. (KMTV) — Peru State College has opened back up following flooding that temporarily shut down the school.

Classes resume Wednesday at the college. Administration worked closely with the City of Peru and Nemaha County Emergency Management before deciding to re-open.

A press release from the college says students have not been "left without water," and there is not a crisis on campus. Many generous donations of bottled water have come into the community and tap water is available for bathing, laundry and all domestic needs.

Peru has issued a boil order after new water was added to the city's water tower. A boil order is issued anytime new water is added to a public water system.

The city has asked that the public use municipal water to wash clothes, take showers, etc. but drink bottled water, which is available around the Peru State College campus and at City Hall in Peru.