Nebraska Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes (DR-1924)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
October 5, 2010
LINCOLN, Neb. — Mold growing in recently flooded buildings can cause health problems, state and federal emergency management officials warn Nebraska residents. Water-damaged rooms are moist environments, ideal for mold to flourish. People with respiratory problems such as allergies or asthma should not spend time in houses that might contain mold. Mold often is visible as a fuzzy growth or discoloration on surfaces. It usually has a musty, earthy odor.
September 14, 2010
LINCOLN, Neb. -- One option for minimizing the impact of a future flood is to raise an entire house up and hopefully out of harm’s way. Simply put the process is known as elevation. Nationwide, scores of home and business owners have done it. The upfront costs can represent a sizeable investment. The good news is that the dividends of elevating can meet or exceed damage costs from one event alone.
September 7, 2010
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Repairing damage after severe weather can be expensive. However, many projects can be done for little or no money. Most can make a big difference when preparing your home for severe weather and provide the extra bonus of lowering utility and home-maintenance costs year-round. Here are some ideas: 1. Cut it short.
September 3, 2010
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Federal disaster assistance is being made available to eight additional Nebraska counties that suffered damages during the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes June 1 through August 29, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. They join the 53 Nebraska counties that are receiving assistance as a result of a presidential disaster declaration signed July 15.
August 31, 2010
LINCOLN, Neb. -- September is National Preparedness Month and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a comprehensive selection of free publications that provide simple and effective steps individuals, homeowners and businesses can take to better prepare when disaster strikes. The following FEMA publications will be particularly helpful for Nebraskans as they plan ahead. Are You Ready?
August 31, 2010
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages everyone to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. Even kids! Welcome to Ready Kids, a Web site packed with information and games to help kids and their families better prepare in the event of a disaster. Learn how to create an emergency kit, read the latest Ready Kids comic and meet the Mountain Lion Family to learn how they prepare for every situation. You can even graduate from Readiness U and get your very own certificate.
Incident period: June 1, 2010 to August 29, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 15, 2010