Nebraska Severe Winter Storms (DR-1674)
Incident period: December 19, 2006 to January 1, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 7, 2007
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
January 31, 2007
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the approval of a request by the State of Nebraska to add two additional counties to the disaster area resulting from the ice storms late last year. Deuel County and Butler County were added today to the list of 57 counties already eligible to receive federal disaster assistance.
January 24, 2007
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the expansion of the Public Assistance program for 48 counties in Nebraska. This change allows local communities to apply for funds to repair, replace or reconstruct permanent public facilities damaged by the recent ice storms. FEMA will pay 75 percent of the costs of eligible projects and state and local agencies will share the remainder.
January 23, 2007
GRAND ISLAND, NE -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is currently implementing the Public Assistance program in Nebraska. The Public Assistance program provides grant assistance to local governments and certain private non-profit organizations. These grants can be used for reimbursement of emergency measures put in place after the disaster or for the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities.
January 18, 2007
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- People typically think federal aid after a disaster means funds will be given directly to each resident of an impacted community. This type of direct help to individuals is approved for some disasters but not every time. The type of federal assistance available after a disaster depends on the emergency and the specific request for aid made by the state.
January 16, 2007
Federal Declaration for Nebraska Ice Storm Provides Aid to Local Governments but Aid to Individuals is Not Authorized
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- The January 7, 2007 disaster declaration for the Nebraska ice storms means that funding will be available to assist public entities in their recovery efforts. Help for individuals, however, is not included in that declaration.
January 7, 2007
WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of Nebraska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe winter storms during the period of December 19, 2006, through January 1, 2007.