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Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding (DR-1517)

Incident period: May 20, 2004 to June 01, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 25, 2004


August 13, 2004 - News Release

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently obligated more than $1.14 million in assistance to the state of Nebraska, to repair and rebuild damaged transmission lines near Lincoln. The damage was a result of the tornadoes in May and the project was approved for the grant assistance a few weeks later.

July 16, 2004 - News Release

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Only one week remains until the registration deadline expires for individuals and business owners who were hard hit by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began May 20, 2004. The registration deadline is July 24, 2004. To register for assistance, call the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585, for speech or hearing impaired individuals. The lines are open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

June 25, 2004 - News Release

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Fraud is a rare occurrence during disaster recovery. However, when it does happen, The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a responsibility to take action. People who intentionally try to defraud the government are taking money away from those who are truly in need. FEMA is obligated to make sure taxpayer dollars go only to those people who sustained legitimate losses. This may include prosecuting anyone who makes a fraudulent claim.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 392 $829,908.94 $485,999.91 $343,909.03
Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 03:01 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $13,345,389.37 $2,017,604.39 $11,322,151.73
Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 08:12 (Updated daily)

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