A spokesman says a flood-damaged U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska has returned to full operation after its runway was deemed safe.

Offutt Air Force Base spokesman Drew Nystrom said Friday that an assessment team also determined the flooding didn’t damage taxiways at the base, where water inundated nearly 80 buildings after heavy rains and snowmelt swelled the nearby Missouri River.

Nystrom wouldn’t say whether all nine aircraft that were flown to safety were back at the base south of Omaha, but he says some returned Thursday. Other aircraft were towed to higher ground.

FILE - This March 17, 2019 file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base and surrounding areas in Nebraska affected by flood waters. (Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Blake/U.S. Air Force via AP, File)
FILE – This March 17, 2019 file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base and surrounding areas in Nebraska affected by flood waters. (Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Blake/U.S. Air Force via AP, File)

Offutt units include the U.S. Strategic Command headquarters. Nystrom says its new $1.3 billion headquarters wasn’t damaged.

Officials say the Air Force needs $4.9 billion in extra funding to rebuild and repair Offutt and Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida over the next three years. Tyndall sustained hurricane damage last fall.

In this March 18, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, environmental restoration employees deploy a containment boom from a boat on Offutt Air Force Base in Neb. (Delanie Stafford, The U.S. Air Force via AP)
In this March 18, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, environmental restoration employees deploy a containment boom from a boat on Offutt Air Force Base in Neb. (Delanie Stafford, The U.S. Air Force via AP)
FILE - In this March 18, 2019 file photo released by the U.S. Air Force, environmental restoration employees deploy a containment boom from a boat on Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, as a precautionary measure for possible fuel leaks in the flooded area. (Delanie Stafford/U.S. Air Force via AP, File)
FILE – In this March 18, 2019 file photo released by the U.S. Air Force, environmental restoration employees deploy a containment boom from a boat on Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, as a precautionary measure for possible fuel leaks in the flooded area. (Delanie Stafford/U.S. Air Force via AP, File)
This March 17, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force shows an aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base and the surrounding areas affected by flood waters in Neb. (Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Blake/The U.S. Air Force via AP)
This March 17, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force shows an aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base and the surrounding areas affected by flood waters in Neb. (Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Blake/The U.S. Air Force via AP)