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

August 31, 1999
News Release
OMAHA, Neb. -- As recovery efforts continue in Burt, Douglas and Washington counties following severe storms and flooding that struck the area Aug. 6-9, state and federal disaster recovery officials remind Nebraskans to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean up and repair their homes and businesses. "If you have disaster=related damages, I urge you to be very careful when contracting for repairs," State Coordinating Officer Fran Laden said. "Be especially alert for door-to-door solicitors who ask for large cash deposits or entire payments in advance."
August 27, 1999
News Release
OMAHA, Neb. -- BACKGROUND:
August 27, 1999
News Release
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are opening a Disaster Recovery Center on Monday, Aug. 30 in the Florence Community Center, 2920 Bondesson St. The center will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice. The center provides a face-to-face opportunity for disaster survivors to talk with recovery specialists about a variety of governmental and voluntary programs designed to help them begin rebuilding their lives and property and to learn ways to prevent future damages.
August 25, 1999
News Release
OMAHA, Neb. -- Within hours after President Clinton declared a major disaster for three Nebraska counties hit by severe storms and flooding earlier this month residents in Burt, Douglas and Washington began noticing teams of workers, wearing distinctive blue uniform shirts, walking throughout the damage area, knocking on doors, talking to individuals, and distributing informative material.
August 20, 1999
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Residents and business owners in three Nebraska counties who were affected by the severe storms and flash flooding in early August now are eligible to apply for disaster assistance, state and federal recovery officials announced today.
August 20, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid was made available for Nebraska today to supplement the recovery needs of flood-stricken residents and communities in Burt, Douglas, and Washington counties according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this afternoon. The declaration covers damage from severe storms and flooding that struck the area August 6-9.

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