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Fact Sheet: Housing Resources for Residents of Nebraska affected by the March Storms

Nebraska is leading a Housing Task Force in partnership with FEMA and other agencies to address housing shortages and unmet needs in Nebraska communities affected by flooding. Here are some resources:

 

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Disaster Recovery Centers to Be Closed on Sundays

LINCOLN, Neb. – Starting April 21, all Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed on Sundays.

The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties and tribal nations included in the Nebraska federal disaster declaration for severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding that began March 9, 2019.

 

Avoid Another Disaster: Beware of Fraud

DES MOINES, Iowa – Scams seem to follow disasters. Don’t let your guard down and suffer another disaster such as identity theft or paying fees for services that are never provided.

Remember, FEMA never charges for services nor does it endorse any commercial business, product or service. All federal employees have an official badge/ID. Ask to see it.

Disaster Recovery Center in Cass County Will Transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Center

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Plattsmouth, operated by the State of Nebraska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will close at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, and reopen Monday, April 22, as a Disaster Loan Outreach Center operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

 

The location is:

State of Nebraska and FEMA Will Open a Disaster Recovery Center in Hall County

LINCOLN, Neb. – The State of Nebraska and FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Hall County.

 

Center location and hours:

 

HALL COUNTY

Wood River City Clerk

Survivors in Two Additional Iowa Counties May Now Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

DES MOINES, Iowa – Residents of Pottawattamie and Shelby counties now can apply for disaster assistance to help them recover from the severe storms and flooding that began March 12.

 

They join five counties already designated for state and federal help to individuals: Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona and Woodbury.

 

Hours of Operation Change for Iowa Disaster Recovery Centers

DES MOINES, Iowa – Hours of operation for four state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), open to help flood survivors in western Iowa, will be changing beginning this weekend. 

As of April 21, the DRCs no longer will be open on Sundays.  Operating hours for the centers in Harrison, Mills and Woodbury counties are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice.  The hours for Fremont County’s DRC will change on April 22 to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 

Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers About FEMA Disaster Assistance

If you applied for assistance from FEMA because you sustained damage from the severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding in Nebraska, you received a letter from FEMA in the mail or via email. The letter explained the status of your application and how to respond. If you have not done so, it is important to read the letter carefully. Your letter includes the amount of any assistance FEMA may provide to you and information on the appropriate use of disaster assistance funds.

Fact Sheet: Understanding Your FEMA Letter

If you applied for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) because you sustained damage from the March winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding in Nebraska, you will receive a letter from FEMA in the mail or via email. The letter will explain the status of your application and how to respond. It is important to read the letter carefully.

Fact Sheet: FEMA Extends Deadline for Public Entities, Nonprofit Organizations to Request Public Assistance Grants

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for public entities and certain nonprofit organizations to request Public Assistance (PA) grants to help reimburse some of the cost of damages resulting from the March winter storm and flooding. The new deadline is May 20, 2019.