Adjutant General Judd Lyons has activated nearly 150 Army and Air National Guard personnel to respond to flooding along the Missouri River.
“About 146 Nebraska National Guard, both from the Army Guard and Air National Guard, serving on state active duty in support of the flood operations,” Lyons tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN.
Lyons says the Guard will respond where needed.
“Basically, from north to south along the Missouri River, you’ll see Guards men and women out there on mission, assisting local officials with monitoring those levees and other critical infrastructure,” Lyons says.
Lyons says that Guard personnel will be assisting local response all along the Missouri River border of Nebraska. South Sioux City officials say floodwater levels have stabilized, but flooding is expected to continue for several weeks, perhaps into the fall.