Nebraska Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1590)

Incident period: May 11, 2005 to May 12, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 23, 2005

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July 12, 2005
News Release
Grand Island, Neb. -- Sixty days after severe storms and flooding struck central Nebraska, many counties and towns continue to work restoring their damaged roads, water drainage systems and infrastructure. Thirty eligible applicants for federal Public Assistance grants have identified more than 95 projects requiring repair or attention as a result of the storms that occurred May 11-12.
July 5, 2005
News Release
Grand Island, Neb. -- Following recent flooding, many Nebraskans are asking about flood insurance availability and coverage. Flood insurance is the only way to cover losses from America’s #1 natural disaster. In the life of the average 30 year mortgage, there is a 9 percent chance of a fire-related loss. In contrast, there is a 26 percent chance for a flood-related loss. Flooding can occur anywhere, not just in a floodplain.
June 23, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster funds have been made available for Nebraska to help local governments recover from the effects of severe storms that struck the south-central part of the state last month.
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