(Omaha, NE) -- An Omaha police helicopter is damaged after making an emergency landing. Omaha Police Helicopter Able-One had just taken off from the Omaha North Airport about 7:30 yesterday morning when it suffered a mechanical failure. Pilots were able to land in an open field, but the helicopter suffered damage and was inoperable after the incident. No injuries were reported.
(Douglas County, NE) -- Hundreds of Douglas County residents are receiving assistance after being impacted by flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says nearly 900 Douglas County families have registered since last month's flooding, and nearly three-million-dollars in individual assistance has been handed out. FEMA officials say the Omaha Public Power District, Metropolitan Utilities District and the city of Omaha's public works and parks and recreation departments are on a priority list to get assistance funding.
(Pacific Junction, IA) -- A re-entry plan is in place for flood-damaged Pacific Junction. Mills County Emergency Management officials say the plan is focused on the security and safety of residents as they return to their homes to assess the damage. Law enforcement will be present in Pacific Junction at all times, and entry to the town is limited to 195th Street. Much of the town east of Depot Street was still under water yesterday, and a mandatory evacuation order is still in effect for flooded parts of the community.
(Omaha, NE) -- Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is facing a possible recall effort. The Coalition to Recall Stothert filed paperwork with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission on April 11th, and the group says they have support from people upset with trash contract changes, potholes and the mayor's interactions with critics. The group also has requested information from the Douglas County Election Commission, and petition organizers would have 30 days to gather more than 34-thousand signatures to force a public recall vote. Organizers say they don't expect to start a petition effort until this summer.