BEATRICE - The City of Beatrice went through two flooding periods this spring….one in March that briefly closed two highways and caused some road damage…..and a more recent flood where the water remained high for a longer period, but did less damage.

City Administrator Tobias Tempelmeyer says every such incident is learning experience for everyone involved.

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Earlier this week, Beatrice elected officials passed a resolution adopting a new five-year hazard mitigation plan…a requirement for communities to be eligible for storm reimbursement through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Most natural disasters affecting Beatrice can be summed up by the effects of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, severe winter storms, or flooding.

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In the most recent flooding, the Big Blue River rose to about two feet above flood stage, causing only minor lowland flooding of city park land in Beatrice.

The city's hazard mitigation plan is available on the city's website….

Click on the "transparency" button on the left side of the page…then click on "hazard mitigation plan".