Preliminary flood damage estimates released for Nebraska counties

Debris floats on the surface of water in the Bellwood Lakes. BRENDAN SULLIVAN/THE WORLD-HERALD

The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency has posted estimates of monetary damages from flooding and recent storms across the state. The numbers are updated as local emergency management teams are able to assess the damage across their counties.

Overnight into Wednesday, the number of cities under emergency declarations in response to the devastation from flooding and recent heavy snows increased to 89. So far, 77 counties are under declarations, plus four tribal nations and five special government areas such as unincorporated townships. Declarations cover more than 80 percent of the state, officials said.

These numbers will continue to update. See the latest here.

Nebraska, Creighton basketball encourage donations for flood relief during NIT games

The Nebraska and Creighton basketball teams are doing their part to support those affected by flooding throughout the state and region.

Creighton, which plays Tuesday night at the CHI Health Center, encouraged fans in attendance to donate to the United Way Omaha. A post on the team’s official Twitter account said fans can text “FLOODRELIEF” to 41444 to help those in need.