Nebraska Flooding (DR-4013)

Incident period: May 24, 2011 to August 1, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 12, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 30, 2011
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- If the severe flooding in parts of Nebraska this summer affected your ability to work, you may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). To qualify, you must have worked or lived in one of the counties in the major disaster declaration by the President -- Boyd, Burt, Cass, Dakota, Dixon, Douglas, Knox, Sarpy and Washington -- and you must not be eligible for regular unemployment.
August 30, 2011
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- To get the federal disaster assistance process started, remember these important steps: register promptly, and be sure to complete and send in that SBA packet -- even if you have insurance. After registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) you may receive a loan packet from the U.S. Small Business Administration. It is important to complete the packet and send it back quickly.
August 29, 2011
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operated by the state of Nebraska, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is scheduled to open at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Knox County to assist those affected by recent flooding. The DRC will be at the Niobrara Rural Fire Protection District, 259 Spruce Ave., Niobrara, NE 68760, for three days:
August 29, 2011
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operated by the state of Nebraska, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is scheduled to open at 1 p.m. Monday in Douglas County to assist those affected by recent flooding. The DRC will be at the Omaha-Douglas Civic Center, 1819 Farnam St., Omaha, NE 68183, for four days:
August 26, 2011
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska flood survivors in the nine declared individual assistance counties adjacent to the Missouri River may request disaster-related advice from a lawyer using a toll-free legal aid line operated by Volunteer Lawyers of Nebraska through the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association. The number is 1-800-742-3005, which is staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Callers may leave a message after hours and on weekends.
August 25, 2011
News Release
LINCOLN, Neb. -- As the waters recede from this summer's floods along the Missouri River, survivors need to be aware of scammers looking to fraudulently benefit from the disaster. Survivors returning to their homes and other property may encounter people posing as inspectors, government officials or contractors. They may try to obtain personal information or collect payment for disaster assistance or repairs.

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