PHOTOS TAKEN 03.23.2019
Free cleaning supplies and other items are still available for anyone affected by the flood, that includes residents of Inglewood. The center's LAST DAY IS tomorrow from 9AM to 5PM at the Fremont City Auditorium.
04.16.2019 Any repairs being done to properties in the Village MUST have a building permit issued by the Village. There is no cost for the permit, call the clerk and she will deliver one to you or meet you at the Village Hall to issue the permit. The VIllage must follow certain guidelines set by FEMA to be eligible for public funding and making sure all properties are inspected for safety is one of the guidelines.
04.12.2019 Residents must have their state licensed electrician call the state electrical department when all the repairs have been completed and the state will fax an order to the Fremont Department of Utilities to turn your power back on.
04.11.2019 Several residents have inquired about the septic system. The system is back at adequate levels and can be used by all the residents for normal usage. Remember do NOT drain your sump pumps into the septic system this will help keep it at normal levels.
4.05.2019 Steps you must follow to have the electricity turned back on to your property in the Village of Inglewood.
1. Contact a Nebraska licensed electrician and have them obtain a permit from the State electrical department. An electrician must be licensed in Nebraska and have proof of insurance filed with the State to be qualified to do the work.
2. Obtain a building permit from the Village of Inglewood for the work to be done.
3. Have all the work completed to repair or replace any electrical issues at your property.
4. Once all the work is complete have your electrician call the state inspector to have your property re-inspected.
5. After the state inspector confirms your property is safe and the repairs or replacements have been made he will place a request to have your electricity turned back on. He will remove the restriction notice or give you permission to remove it.
04.03.2019 Disaster Assistance Hotline for legal aid. Legal Aid of Nebraska’s toll-free disaster hotline is available to survivors of the recent Nebraska floods. Flood victims with legal questions can call the hotline: 1-844-268-5627 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 to 3:00 PM Monday through Thursday and 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST on Fridays to request assistance.
Callers seeking assistance will provide brief details of the assistance needed and the county in which they reside. Individuals will be matched with Nebraska lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal assistance. The types of legal assistance available include:
-Help with securing FEMA and other government benefits available to disaster survivors;
-Assistance with life, medical and property insurance claims;
-Help with contracts and contractors;
-Replacement of wills, driver’s licenses, social security cards and other important legal documents destroyed in the disaster;
-Assistance in consumer protection matters, remedies and procedures;
-Counseling on mortgage foreclosure problems; and
-Counseling on landlord-tenant problems.
04.01.2019 The Board of Trustees held their regular meeting with several residents in attendance. The biggest issues property owners were having was getting their electricity turned back on. The steps are as follows:
Hire an electrician that is licensed to work in the State of Nebraska and who has a certificate of insurance on file with the state. The electrician will obtain the required permit from the state for the work to done on your property. Obtain a building permit from Inglewood for the work to be done. There is no charge for this permit. Display both permits in your front window. Once the work is completed the electrician should contact the state for your property to be re-inspected. If your property passes this inspection the electricity will be turned back on for your property.
03.30.2019 Two groups of volunteers were helping the Village today. One cleaning the water out of the basement and one going door to door gathering information for the needed permits for State Electrical inspection regulations. If you filled in a form with a volunteer today your permit will be delivered to your house. Please display the permit next to the State Electrical inspector's notice. All homes with notices from the State Electrical inspector must have permits issued from the Village as well per State regulations. A BIG, BIG thank to the volunteers!
03.28.2019 FEMA representatives are canvassing the Village today to make sure everyone has signed up for assistance. Applying for assistance is the first step for disaster aid and can also be done online at DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362 7am-10pm daily. Flyers the representatives are distributing is here. The Nebraska Volunteer Organozationa Active in Disaster (NVOAD) and its community partners will have a Multi Agency Resourse Center (MARC) open at the Fremont Public Schools Administrative Building, 130 East 9th St. Hours are Friday 9am - 7pm and Saturday 9am - 5pm. The MARC brings together several agencies making it convenient access at one location. Stop by if you need questions answered.
03.26.2019 The State electrical inspector finished up in the Village and placed notices on the homes in Inglewood. If you got a notice that requires repair or replacement you must get a building permit at the Village hall to post with your inspection notice. The clerk will be at the hall Mon-Fri 4:30pm til 6:00pm. These building permits are required per FEMA if you plan on making any kind of claim with them. After your repairs or replacement is complete you must call the inspector to check your house again.
All residents of Inglewood are eligible to shop for free items at the City Auditorium 9am - 9pm daily.
03.25.2019 A GO FUND ME page has been set up for those wanting to donate directly to the Village of Inglewood.
Use this link for Federal Assistance for Transitional Sheltering to find a hotel that is offering temporary shelter assistance. Two hotels in Fremont currently participating are Super 8 - 402-727-4445 and Fairfield Inn - 602-620-4680.
Updated phone numbers for help to residents:
FEMA - 800-621-3362
To have your basement pumped out for free contact Yard Fogger - Dylan - 402-720-3976 or Tom - 402-720-0167.
The State Electrical inspector will return Tuesday to finish inspections in the Village. Please make every effort to be home to allow him and the mechanical inspectors in so your home can be inspected.
The Village of Inglewood now has a Facebook page for you to contact if you need any assistance.
03.23.2019 The State electrical inspector completed most of the homes on the east side of the Village Friday and will return Tuesday, March 26th. Please make sure someone will be at your home to let him inspect your home. This is a mandatory requirement for you to be able to return to living in your home after the flood.
The sewer system has still not come down to an acceptable level. Please try and limit your usage. Spectrum was able to restore phone, internet and tv service to the Village. If your service is still out call Spectrum at 888-216-3523.
Volunteers will be going door to door with the Fremont Rural Fire Department offering free supplies.
A Go Fund Me page will be set up for the Village by Monday and a ink will be provided on the website when it is ready to go.
Tide Loads of Hope are the Walmart parking lot 9am to 5pm daily and will do your laundry for free. You just need to drop it off. Some restrictions will apply.
The Wooden Windmill has been given the okay by all agencies to open Sunday, March 24th.
There will be dumpsters at Whiz's on Broad Street where trash can be taken so you don't have to wait in line at the Transfer Station.
03.17.2019 NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES IN THE VILLAGE. CURRENTLY THE LIFT STATION SEWER PLANT HAS BEEN COMPROMISED AND IS NOT OPERABLE IN THE VILLAGE.
CHAIRMAN NIELSEN WAS ABLE TO TOUR THE VILLAGE THIS AFTERNOON AND HE MADE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT: "THE WATER HAS DRAMATICALLY GONE DOWN AND SHOULD RECEDE ENOUGH IN A COUPLE OF DAYS SO RESIDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO GET TO THEIR HOUSES AT THAT TIME. MOST OF THE DAMAGE LOOKS TO BE FROM THE WATER WITH VERY LITTLE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. IT WILL TAKE AT LEAST A COUPLE DAYS TO GET THE LIFT STATION UP AND RUNNING AGAIN. THE VILLAGE HAS FILED THE INITIAL FORMS FOR FEMA FUNDS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS AND WILL HELP RESIDENTS OBTAIN AND FILE THE FORMS THEY WILL NEED FOR FINANCIAL HELP WHEN THE TIME COMES."
03.18.2019 THE CLERK MET WITH NEMA REPRESENTATIVES MONDAY MORNING AND WAS TOLD THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
WHEN RESIDENTS ARE ABLE TO RETURN TO THEIR PROPERTY THEY SHOULD TAKE MULTIPLE PHOTOS OR VIDEOS AND DOCUMENT ANY AND ALL DAMAGES. NO CLAIMS WILL EVEN BE LOOKED AT WITHOUT DOCUMENTATION. ANY BEFORE PICTURES YOU HAVE OF YOUR PROPERTY WILL NEED TO BE SUBMITTED AS WELL. THEY STRESSED THIS POINT SEVERAL TIMES THAT IT IS VITALLY INPORTANT TO DOCUMENT ALL DAMAGES WITH PHOTOS OR VIDEOS AND RECEIPTS FOR CLEAN UP.
THE NEMA REPRESENTATIVE IN CHARGE OF DISASTER RECOVERY WILL BE HOLDING MEETINGS AND THE VILLAGE WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AT THESE MEETINGS TO GATHER ALL THE INFORMATION FOR PROPERTY OWNERS.
THE VILLAGE WILL HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING FOR ALL PROPERTY OWNERS ONCE THEY HAVE MORE INFOMATION TO SHARE.
03.19.2019 CHAIRMAN NIELSEN ATTENDED A MEETING WITH NEMA AND FEMA REPRESENTATIVES, DODGE COUNTY AND FREMONT OFFICIALS. HE WAS IN CONTACT WITH THE VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR OF THE CITY OF FREMONT AND VILLAGE PROPERTY OWNERS CAN CALL THEM WHEN AND IF THEY NEED HELP WITH CLEAN UP. THE PHONE NUMBER IS 402-253-0448. THEY WILL TAKE YOUR NAME AND GET SOME VOLUNTEERS TO YOU AS SOON AS THEY CAN.
03.20.2019 RESIDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES, USE CAUTION WHEN ENTERING FLOODED AREAS.
Village residents are eligible for free cleaning supplies and any other items needing to be replaced because of the flood. These items are vailable at the Fremont City Auditorium. Hours are 9am – 9pm daily.
The Village trustees have been attending meetings and gathering information for the residents and property owners of the Village. A meeting will be announced as soon as it is scheduled.
The Village has arranged an inspection team to go door to door to each house in the Village. They will inspect your electrical panel, gas appliances and heating/AC. If no one is home they will leave a note showing how to contact them for your inspection. These inspections are being done at no charge for the home owners. The inspectors will be coming door to door and must be allowed to inspect your property to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations and ensures the Village is eligible for Federal assistance. If your home receives any restricted tag, additional steps will need to be completed before another inspection can be scheduled. Each home must also have its foundation inspected. Currently the Village is trying to find a company that is certified to do these inspections. This will also be done at no charge to the property owner. Foundations will also need to be inspected and the Village is trying to arrange an inspector for that as well.
Any pumping of water from homes must be done to the outside toward the road. Do not pump the water into any drains inside your house. This pumps the water into the sewer system and overworks the system possibly causing the sewer to back up into your home or your neighbor’s home. Water is currently being pumped out north of Ridgleand to help with the flooding still occurring in that area.
The Village is securing a company that will come door to door and pick up items that need to be discarded. You can place them by your curb and they will stop by and take them away for you. They will need your name and address and a list of the large items you have discarded. No appliances/ tires/ paint products/ chemical.
If you prefer to take the items to the Transfer Station yourself please get a ticket with the tonnage and again note the items you discarded. The Transfer Station is receiving items daily from 7am – 5pm and Saturdays from 8am - 4pm at no charge to Dodge County residents.
Three Rivers is offering free medical kits and free tetanus shots starting today at the location at 2400 N Lincoln Ave 402-727-5396
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS AND INFO
CALL 211 - for any and all needs and they will put you in contact with what you need
NEBRASKA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (NEMA) – 402-817-1551
FREE VOLUNTEER ASSISTANCE WITH CLEAN UP – 402-253-0448
FREE PUMP OUT OF YOUR BASEMENT – TOM NIELSEN – 402-720-0167 OR 402-720-3976
DAMAGED APPLIANCE DISPOSAL – SCRAP IT ON SOUTH MAIN WILL TAKE THEM FREE ALL - METALS WILL PAY YOUR FOR THEM - 402-721-2985
03.21.2019 President Trump declared a disaster in Nebraska today making federal funds available to state residents and businesses affected by the floods. You can now apply for assistance at DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362 7am-10pm daily. Get additional information at the NEMA website.
It was confirmed today that the Fremont flood waters are contaminated with E.coli and Total Coliforms. Use caution when working in flood areas and heed all warnings and guidelines from the CDC on how to interact with flood waters. The drinking water in Fremont/Inglewood is still and has always been safe throughout this entire event.
Operation Blessing will be working in the area to help clean out of your flooded homes. They are located at Fremont Nazarene Church 960 Johnson Road and you can request help by filling out a work order. They are open 9:30am - 4:30pm to help you fill out the requests.
If you need a structural engineer to look at your foundation or any structural damage the Village has contacted Greg Lund. Call hIm at 402-317-9292 to make an appointment to have him come by your home and inspect it for you at your cost.
03.22.2019 THE STATE ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR IS IN THE VILLAGE TODAY. REMEMBER TO KEEP ALL RECEIPTS FROM PURCHASES MADE FOR FLOOD RECOVERY, THE IRS ALLOWS DEDUCTIONS FOR LOSSES INCURRED IN A FEDERALLY DECLARED DISASTER. CALL 800-829-3676 FOR IRS PUBLICATION# 2194 - DISASTER LOSS KIT.
Crews from Spectrum and Century Link are working in the Village trying to restore cable, internet and phone services. There is no estimate on when the services will be be restored at this point.
PHOTOS TAKEN 03.19.2019
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