Some Nebraska State Troopers are helping out Cedar Rapids, Iowa authorities. State Patrol Superintendent Bryan Tuma tells us that it follows a request to Governor Heineman from Iowa.
“To help with things like traffic control and security issues. The flood waters are receding now. People will be able to get back into those areas impacted by the floods and so law enforcement will assist with those efforts.”
He says, “The Iowa Authorities are making a request for outside assistance because they’ve simply overwhelmed their available resources. So Nebraska will be sending some additional officers over their to augment or supplement the available law enforcement services working the situation.”
Colonel Tuma says they expect to help out over seven days. They will evaluate if other law enforcement officers will be needed as well in the days ahead. Nebraska agencies will be reimbursed for the officers who help out.