Nebraska retailers told to destroy alcohol touched by flood

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska retailers who were hoping to salvage alcohol that was touched by floodwaters are out of luck.

The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission announced Monday that stores must destroy any alcohol in containers that came into physical contact with floodwater. Stores are forbidden from selling such products and can only claim losses through their insurance carrier.

The commission says it made the announcement after receiving numerous inquiries from retailers about what to do with their alcohol.

Wholesalers are also barred from picking up the product or reimbursing stores for their loss.