Phones at the United Way of the Midlands have been ringing off the hook. Spokesperson Jamie Moore says their 211 Hotline has been answering flood related questions since June 1st. Moore says they have fielded more than 1,300 calls coming from 39 Nebraska counties, 9 counties in Iowa and about 58 calls from across the country.
Moore says their call volume is up about 25-percent from the same time last year. She says those answering the 211 Hotline will be able to provide information on the flooding situation as well as help with rumor control.