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Omaha Tribe facing millions of dollars in damages from flooding

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is facing millions of dollars in damages due to flooding from the Missouri River.

Families from about two dozen homes on the reservation evacuated and none have returned. The homes have been flooded and may not be usable since the water has remained there for months.

Other tribal members stayed behind and pumped water from their homes. "This house has a lot of memories," Doran Morris Jr., told The Omaha World-Herald. "In all actuality, it has a spirit. It took care of me. It didn't feel right leaving."

The tribe's fuel plaza also suffered damage and its casino in Iowa has been closed since early June.

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Tribe's spirit shines through (The Omaha World-Herald 9/19)

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