Nebraska Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1286)

Incident period: August 6, 1999 to August 9, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 20, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 9, 1999
News Release
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Disaster Recovery Center, which opened in Florence Aug. 30, to serve disaster survivors of Burt, Douglas and Washington counties, will close its operation on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m.
September 9, 1999
News Release
OMAHA, Neb. -- Last month's destructive storms and flooding in three Nebraska counties underscored the need for residents to consider suggestions offered by state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials to minimize damage from future similar events. Before the water starts to rise again, Federal Coordinating Officer Charles Biggs and State Coordinating Officer Fran Laden are recommending Nebraskans lend serious consideration to the following actions:
September 9, 1999
News Release
OMAHA, Neb. -- When August floodwaters crashed through the wall of the Metropolitan Area Transit (MAT) Authority building, about $4.5 million in damage was left behind. MAT had prepared for an event like this by purchasing the appropriate insurance ahead of time. Taxpayers are saving millions of dollars. "This is an amazing example of how the State and federal governments are saving a huge amount of taxpayer money," said Charles Biggs, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
September 4, 1999
News Release
OMAHA, Neb. -- Okay. So you're trying to get your life back together after getting hit with astronomical repair bills caused by those early August storms. Damage to your property is widespread. You need a loan to make massive repairs. And, because a disaster has been declared in your county, you hear you're eligible to apply for a loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Hey, you're not a business, you say.
September 3, 1999
News Release
OMAHA, Neb. -- Disaster Assistance Statistics:
September 1, 1999
News Release
OMAHA, Neb. -- A pair of satellite Disaster Recovery Centers, designed to serve Nebraska residents affected by the flooding and storms of Aug. 6-9, each will operate for two days next week in Washington and Burt counties.

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