President Declares Disaster for Nebraska

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Release date: 
July 24, 2014
Release Number: 
HQ-14-055

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Nebraska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of June 14-21, 2014.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Franklin, Furnas, Harlan, Kearney, Phelps, Stanton, Thurston, and Wayne counties. 

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Christian Van Alstyne has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Van Alstyne said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
July 29, 2014 - 10:01
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