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Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1770)

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Incident period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 20, 2008


August 5, 2008 - News Release

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraskans who were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that swept the state from May 22 - June 24, 2008 have only two weeks left to apply for disaster aid. More than 2,400 applicants have registered to date and more than $3.4 million in grants and loans has been approved. The last day to register is Tuesday August 19, 2008.

August 4, 2008 - News Release

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers located in Kearney and Lexington will close on Thursday, August 7.  The Disaster Recovery Centers hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday - Wednesday. On Thursday the hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The center locations are: Kearney:Mid-Town Business Center  2022 Ave. A.  Kearney, Buffalo County Lexington:Old Wal-Mart Building 1501 Plum Creek Parkway Lexington, Dawson County

August 1, 2008 - News Release

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Hourly television reports with maps boldly tracking the weather's movements and scary NOAA radio warnings?especially during stormy periods like Nebraskans went through recently-are all things that get kids interested in the weather. When children are exposed to so much information and may have been in difficult weather themselves, understanding what is being reported can be important for them. Resources for kids that make learning about climate fun are found on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 737 $1,560,229.95 $1,320,958.06 $239,271.89
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 02:00 (Updated daily)

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 $36,258,650.19 $3,260,544.36 $32,835,593.41
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 06:30 (Updated daily)

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