60 structures flood at Offutt Air Force Base

BELLEVUE, NE (News Channel Nebraska) – Flood waters appear to have crested at Offutt Air Force Base and even slightly receded.

Tech Sergeant Rachelle Blake tells the Omaha World-Herald water has moved east about 10 feet since Sunday morning. But none of the 60 structures that flooded over the weekend — including the 55th Wing headquarters and two large aircraft maintenance hangars — are yet accessible. It may be days before the damage can be assessed.

Planning is just beginning for where and how the Wing will continue operating. All aircraft units have been relocated.

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