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 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.
July 7, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Close to $715,000 are in the hands of Nebraskans who suffered losses because of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began on May 22, 2008. Another $100,000 is awaiting disbursement, for a total of $815,000 approved. The announcement came today from the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 7, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Custer and Lancaster counties who suffered damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding beginning 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) have been working together to help Nebraskans recover from the storms.
July 3, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraskans are no strangers to damage from tornadoes and high winds. But each home damaged by tornadoes and severe storms presents an opportunity to rebuild safer and stronger, say experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 2, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- As Nebraskans begin to recover from the flooding of late May, recovery officials urge them to take steps to lessen damage from flooding events in the future. Implementing mitigation measures now can reap savings in time and money say officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Nebraska Emergency Management (NEMA). Some measures to reduce damage from water are fairly simple and inexpensive; others will require a professional contractor licensed to work in the state, county or city.
June 30, 2008
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- All of the disaster recovery centers operated by the state of Nebraska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be closed on Friday July 4th for the holiday. The centers re-open on Saturday, July 5th. The hours are 9:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M. daily; closed Sundays. Recovery centers are located in several counties to assist anyone who lives, works or owns a business in a declared county and suffered damage from the recent storms.

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