Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding (DR-1517)

Incident period: May 20, 2004 to June 1, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 25, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 23, 2004
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that nine more Nebraska counties are now eligible for disaster assistance. Help is now available to local governments and essential non-profit organizations in Antelope, Buffalo, Greeley, Howard, Nance, Pawnee, Pierce, Red Willow and Sherman from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began May 20, 2004.
June 23, 2004
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Some Nebraska citizens affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began in Nebraska on May 20, 2004, will not meet the eligibility criteria of government disaster aid programs or will have serious disaster-caused unmet needs even after receiving help from these programs. For these people, assistance may come from a committee of church, non-profit agency and state and local agency representatives who work on problems ranging from home repair to counseling.
June 22, 2004
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began May 20, 2004 may be eligible for various forms of tax relief that could lessen some losses, federal and state recovery officials said today.
June 21, 2004
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- In the wake of the tornadoes and damaging winds that struck Nebraska causing massive destruction and taking the life of one resident in late May, officials from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are urging residents of tornado-prone areas to construct a Safe Room in their home.
June 16, 2004
News Release
LINCOLN, NE -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has a wonderful website specifically designed to help youngsters both before and after disasters. The website address is www.fema.gov/kids. FEMA for Kids offers a wide variety of options for kids can learn about tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis and earthquakes by reading stories, playing games or using the interactive coloring book. Look at some examples of things on the FEMA for Kids website:
June 14, 2004
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at 530 Lincoln Street in Cortland will close at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19. State and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away.

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