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Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1765)

Incident period: April 23, 2008 to April 26, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 30, 2008


July 10, 2008 - News Release

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Most Nebraskans who registered for disaster assistance in the aftermath of recent storms and tornadoes are finding they are given a U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application. Officials of the SBA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said the SBA form must be returned before the full range of federal assistance programs can be considered.

July 9, 2008 - News Release

LINCOLN, Neb. -- They are highly organized and ready to pitch in where needed when a disaster happens anywhere in the country. Faith-based groups like American Baptist Churches of Nebraska and Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief move volunteers in as soon as they can begin relief and recovery operations. Their work cannot be too highly praised. It has been a godsend to individuals suffering from the effects of disasters.

May 30, 2008 - News Release

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Nebraska. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $499319.42 $49698.18 $442427.68
Last Updated: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:40 (Updated daily)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Nebraska, FEMA-1765-DR (PDF 37KB)