Omaha television station WOWT reports on its facebook page the following breaking news:

BREAKING NEWS: According to the National Weather Service, a levee 3 miles north of Brownville, NE has failed. Emergency Management officials in Atchison County, Missouri are urging anyone living west of Interstate 29 to evacuate as soon as possible.

Cooper Nuclear Station is located near Brownville, and has been on alert since flood waters surged in the area last Sunday. There has been no word yet on whether this development will affect the plant, and if so, how.

This news comes on the heels of news yesterday that the NRC is tracking flooding both at this plant and the facility at Fort Calhoun, Nebraska.

WOWT also notes that Atchison County Emergency Management says those in the evacuation area in need of help should call 660-744-6308.

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