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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Nebraska

Release date: 
August 1, 2017
Release Number: 
HQ-17-045

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today, that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Nebraska to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds from June 12-17, 2017.

Federal funding is 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 the severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds in Banner, Box Butte, Butler, Cass, Cuming, Dodge, Douglas, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Morrill, Polk, Sarpy, Saunders, Sheridan, Sioux, Thurston, and Wayne counties.

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

Dolph A. Diemont has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Diemont said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:00