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Teamwork, resilience helps lake community rebuild

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Posted at 4:58 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 19:27:10-04

SARPY COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) -- — People in one lake community are putting in hard work to clean-up after the floods and it's making a big difference.

The water is going down significantly in the Chris, Betty, and Hanson Lakes area in Sarpy County. The Platte River flooded over roads and breached a levee putting it 6 feet high in some homes. They're using more than 12 pumps to move the water from lake to lake, and then out to the Platte.

Roads are back open in the community, and some homes are getting power and sewer service back.

Chip Frazier has worked diligently to help residents.
“I would say that the feedback is overwhelmingly positive which makes me very proud individually, but proud as a community. These people are incredible workers what a work ethic," Frazier explained.

Frazier says they'll only need the pumps for a couple more days since the water has come down significantly. It also allows homeowners to see the extent of the damage on houses and how long it may take to repair them or if repairs are even possible.