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Salvation Army Gene Eppley Camp appears to be total loss

Posted at 6:18 PM, Mar 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-16 19:18:35-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Salvation Army Gene Eppley Camp, located just east of Highway 75 on the Platte River's north bank, appears to be a total loss due to flooding.

Water levels have reached all the way up to roofs of cabins and other buildings, a press release from The Salvation Army says. Two Salvation Army employees have lost their homes at the camp.

The camp has been used year-round for decades, best known for hosting hundreds of students each year (nearly 700 in 2018 alone).

Some 3,400 people total were expected to use the camp in 2019.