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State Emergency Operations Center opened for em. declaration

Posted at 11:49 AM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 12:51:23-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has opened the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) after Tuesday's declaration of emergency for the state.

NEMA and partnering agencies are monitoring conditions, answering calls from community partners and citizens and providing information and resources to keep Nebraskans safe.

NEMA and its partners began 24-hour coverage as of yesterday afternoon and plan on remaining open until needed.

NEMA is staffed by people from NEMA, the Nebraska State Patrol, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Nebraska Fire Marshal, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Natural Resources, the Nebraska Military Department and other organizations.

NEMA says before traveling in flooded regions, to check road conditions at

NEMA said shelters have been opened across the state and several bordering states for evacuees at the following locations:

Green Hills Area Education Agency, 919 N. Chestnut Street, Avoca, Iowa

Salem United Methodist Church, 14955 Somerset Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa

First Lutheran Church, 3200 Military Avenue, Freemont, Nebraska

Community Center, 112 S, B Street, North Loup, Nebraska

Randolph City Auditorium, 110 N. Main Street, Randolph, Nebraska

United Methodist Church, 512 S. Scott Street, St. Francis, Kansas