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

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.
July 24, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraskans who received funds to help them recover from losses caused by recent storms and tornadoes are reminded by the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to use the money as intended.
July 23, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraskans who rent instead of own their own home may not realize they can apply for a range of disaster recovery benefits. A renter who lives in one of the federally-declared counties and had losses because of the May 22-June 24 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding may be eligible for help with certain expenses, according to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). ??
July 22, 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 less than four weeks to apply for disaster aid. The last day to register is Tuesday August 19, 2008.

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