Bellevue Residents Given Update On Flooding

There was a packed house in Bellevue today as residents gathered with city leaders at a community forum.The goal was to provide residents the most up-to-date information about the flood and what is being done to fix those problems.

City Administrator Jim Ristow says their main concern is safety and they are glad the made the call for early evacuations.

As it stands now, homes in Paradise Lakes and Green Acres are currently uninhabitable.Homes in Green Acres destroyed will be removed and management will cover those costs.

The wastewater treatment plant is currently offline and its future is unknown. Ristow says they do not know as to when it will be operational.Currently, sewage is going into the Missouri River.

Officials also focused on helping residents recover from the disaster.The city will work with residents displaced to find them living arrangements.Some people may be displaced permanently and others for an extended period of time.

Residents also had the opportunity to ask questions ranging from free vaccinations, sealing breaches, pumping floodwater from the area to how to handle utility and cable billing.

The city remains in recovery mode and leaders will likely host another forum when more information is known.

Photo courtesy of 6 News.

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