Nebraska Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes (DR-1924)
Incident period: June 1, 2010 to August 29, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 15, 2010
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 31, 2010
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in June and the damage they caused serve as reminders of how important it is to be prepared when it comes to bad weather. One of the essential preparedness items your family should have is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio.
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 10, 2010
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Federal assistance may be available to help Nebraska communities rebuild infrastructure to higher, more disaster-resistant standards and state officials are encouraging local governments to take advantage of that funding. The assistance is part of the aid that becomes available following a federally-declared disaster. Fifty-three Nebraska counties were made eligible for federal Public Assistance (PA) as a result of the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began June 1.
August 9, 2010
LINCOLN, Neb. -- State and local officials, county agencies and certain private nonprofit organizations in 53 Nebraska counties have only about one week remaining to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) for federal funds to support the recovery from the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began June 1. The deadline to submit the one-page RPA is Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010.
July 28, 2010
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Survivors recovering from the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began in June are urged to beware of scam artists that prey on others’ misfortunes, cautioned state and federal officials. "Unfortunately, some people take advantage of others when they are at their most vulnerable,” said the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Stephen R. Thompson. “We remind residents to be especially careful."
July 27, 2010
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Individuals and families recovering from the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began June 1 have access to a number of local and state resources that will help them get back on their feet. Nebraskans who need immediate help are urged to call United Way’s 211. This is a referral service for citizens who need help and for volunteers who want to donate their time or equipment to local governments as a way of assisting in the recovery effort.