Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1770)
Incident period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 20, 2008
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 5, 2008
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
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
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 www.fema.gov/kids.
July 31, 2008
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraskans have experience with serious weather events. Many families and individuals are prepared with emergency supply kits and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather radios. Others may have or are considering Safe Rooms to protect themselves against tornadoes and high winds.
July 30, 2008
LINCOLN, Neb. -- When a disaster happens, business owners can suffer a double whammy: the owner may have to rebuild a substantially damaged business and at the same time is without revenue to pay employees and cover expenses. Avoiding business losses should be a priority for owners.
July 29, 2008
LINCOLN, Neb.-- The tornadoes and high winds that devastated Nebraska recently are reasons why a "Safe Room" is a good idea. The chances for survival or avoiding serious injuries increase when a Safe Room is used for shelter. Data from the Disaster Center, which compiles statistics on a number of subjects, reports Nebraska ranks fifth among the states in tornado activity. The frequency of tornadoes is one of the reasons the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommend Safe Rooms. ?