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NORFOLK, Neb. (KTIV) -- Officials in Norfolk, Nebraska say they are sure that there are other areas of Northeast Nebraska that will need riverbed repair, much like what Norfolk is doing this week. 

The flooding of the Elkhorn River last week has led to substantial damage and erosion to it's riverbanks from O'Neill to Omaha.

The Army Corp of Engineers has been in Norfolk this week and say they have had a chance to fly over much of Northeast Nebraska to survey damage.

The say they stand ready to be responsive to any questions people have and any concerns they have about permitting.

"I'm available twenty four-seven. And, we can make sure they have people look at the site, assess and give recommendations of what permit requirements may be needed," said Martha Chieply, with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

Chieply says there is a two page document they have prepared for all of their offices throughout their six-state region that details what permitting actions are needed and the timeline in which the need them.

In addition to the Corp's presence in Northeast Nebraska, FEMA also has representatives in 60 of Nebraska's counties assessing damage. They hope to have reports and results sometime next week.

A public information hotline staffed by the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency will be open from 8 - 5 p.m. daily, just call (888) 656-6045.

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