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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 www.fema.gov/kids.
July 31, 2008
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb.-- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Holt County who suffered losses because of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 22 through June 24 are now eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) announced today.
July 29, 2008
Disaster Federal Register Notice
July 29, 2008
News Release
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. ?
July 28, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Individuals and business owners are approved for more than $3 million in disaster aid to help in their recovery from the storms, tornadoes and flooding of May 22 to June 24, 2008, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced. "There is still time to get help for damages related to the disaster," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Willie Nunn. "The deadline to register is August 19, 2008." More than 2,200 individuals have registered for aid.??
July 25, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Nebraskans who bought flood insurance that was in effect at least 30 days before the May 22-June 24 period of storms and flooding, may qualify for funds to help repair and flood proof damaged buildings.

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