News, Media & Events: Nebraska


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Press Releases and Fact Sheets

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance is available to the state of Nebraska to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and straight-line winds from April 6-7, 2024.
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The Douglas and Washington county In-person Disaster Recovery Centers are reducing their hours. They are no longer open Sundays. Also, both locations will be closed in recognition of Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2024. The new DRC hours begin Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The centers will then be open 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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FEMA is opening two Disaster Recovery Centers Wednesday, May 22 at 1 p.m., in Pottawattamie and Shelby counties in Iowa to provide one-on-one assistance for people affected by the April tornadoes.
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