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 22, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers located in Ceresco, Omaha and Schuyler Counties are closing. Centers in Buffalo and Dawson remain open.
July 22, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- More than $2.6 million in disaster aid is approved for Nebraska individuals and business owners who sustained damage during the storms, tornadoes and flooding that hammered the state from May 22 to June 24, 2008. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said to date, more than 2,000 people registered for disaster aid.? The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has allocated well over to $1.4 million of the approved amount in the form of low-interest home and business loans.
July 18, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. --- Officials from the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would like applicants who receive a letter denying disaster assistance to be aware the letter may only be a request for more information.
July 17, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Many Nebraskans suffered losses after the storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 22 - June 24, 2008. According to officials of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Nebraskans may have questions about grants and low-interest loans for which they may be eligible. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about disaster assistance:?
July 17, 2008
News Release
Lincoln, Neb. -- The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center located in Schuyler, in Colfax County is closing permanently. The information about the closing follows: Closing Date: Thursday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily; closed Sundays Center Location: Schuyler Elementary School 200 W 10th Street Schuyler, Colfax County
July 16, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- When kids go through a storm or tornado or other kinds of disaster it can make them feel helpless, experts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) say. Even if they do not experience it themselves, seeing or hearing about what may have happened to a friend or classmate may be unsettling. Helping plan for their own family in case of a disaster can help kids overcome their fears.

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