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Restoration companies busy after rain Monday

Posted at 7:00 AM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 08:00:16-04

Local restoration companies were bombarded with calls as the water started to rise Monday. 

Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald talked with businesses in the area one of which says it had received nearly three dozen calls before lunch regarding flooding. 

Nebraska Extension has the following tips to help keep your basement from flooding: 

- Make sure ground surfaces slope away from home foundation 

- Make sure gutters and downspouts are clear of debris

- Use downspout extenders to direct water 6 to 10-feet away from the foundation 

- Check window wells to make sure they are draining properly