Water continues to cover parts of Offutt AFB, Neb., as the base recovers from a “500-year” flood that deluged one-third of the key strategic installation in March 2019. Staff photo by Rachel S. Cohen.

OFFUTT AFB, Neb.—Nearly three months since a “500-year flood” washed over one-third of the crucial military base here, 55th Wing officials are eager to put disaster-aid funding to use.

Congress on June 3 approved a $19.1 billion supplemental funding package for disaster relief and recovery, which includes $1.7 billion for repairs at Air Force bases ravaged by a 2018 hurricane as well as flooding in March.

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