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 14, 2008
News Release
Lincoln, Neb. -- Nebraskans who suffered losses because of recent storms and tornadoes may be misled by half-truths and rumors about who can apply for help. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offer a list of statements that seem to make sense, or sound as if they are true, but are myths: I have insurance, so there's no other help available to me.
July 14, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today Nebraskans who suffered losses because of the storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 22 to June 24, 2008 are approved for more than $1.6 million in Disaster assistance. More than $973,000 of that amount is in the hands of eligible applicants.
July 11, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Nebraska have underscored the value of a flood insurance policy. Since homeowner's insurance policies do not cover flooding, Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in 1968 in an effort to lessen the financial losses created by flood damage. The NFIP, overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), enables homeowners, business owners and renters to purchase federally backed flood insurance. Flood insurance is easy to obtain and is sold by most insurance agents.
July 11, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraskans whose home or business was affected by flooding because of recent storms should know the growth of mold after flooding can cause serious health problems. If the home or work environment will continue to be used, proper cleanup is a must. And the sooner the better, because mold can start to grow within 48 hours.?
July 9, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraskans know disasters can strike at any time. ?Floods, tornadoes, straight-line winds and torrential rains have all devastated parts of the Cornhusker State, together or separately. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Nebraska Emergency Management (NEMA) encourage all residents of Nebraska to stay informed, plan and prepare. Preparation begins with these simple steps: Prepare emergency supply kits -- one for the house, one for the car;
July 8, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- One of the most dangerous situations following a wind storm, flood, tornado or other disaster is dealing with fuel storage tanks that have been ripped from their stands or pads. During an inspection of a neighborhood in Douglas County near Omaha following the recent wind storms, mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) discovered several tanks containing propane or other fuels that were blown off their footings. Many were not anchored. Each one of these tanks could be a deadly explosion waiting to happen.

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