City warns of sewage backups near TD Park


June 13th, 2011

Omaha, NE – The City of Omaha released a statement late Monday afternoon warning residents in North downtown Omaha of potential flooding and sewage back-ups in the basements of low-lying homes and businesses.

Low-lying businesses just north of TD Ameritrade Park could see flooding and sewage back-ups if Omaha sees significant rainfall this week. (Photo by Josh Korth)

In the statement, Aida Amoura, spokesperson for Mayor Jim Suttle, said residences and businesses could see sewer backups and surface ponding “with any significant thunderstorm.” The affected area near 11th and Nicholas Street is just a few blocks north of TD Ameritrade Park, where the College World Series is set to kick off this weekend.

Amoura says the Department of Public Works is working with private engineering firms to mitigate flooding in the area, but rainfall and “the rising river level could pose a challenge for city officials.”

Earlier in the day, officials said the Missouri River had risen to 31.8 feet, and is estimated to reach 32.8 feet by Friday.

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