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All Nebraska Disaster Recovery Centers Close May 17

Release date: 
May 15, 2019
Release Number: 
NR-041-4420 - NE

LINCOLN, Neb. – Effective Friday, May 17, all the State of Nebraska and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will close. 


There is always help available.  After a DRC closes, survivors can still get help by contacting FEMA in these ways:


  • Call the Disaster Assistance Helpline at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY).
  • Online, visit
  • On a smart phone, download the FEMA app and click on “disaster resources,” then “apply for assistance online.”
  • Call FEMA’s toll-free registration line at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Telephone registration is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT seven days a week.
    Businesses and residents can visit, call U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email TTY users may call 800-877-8339.
    FEMA and SBA recovery specialists can help survivors complete and check the status of their applications.  They can help with appeals.
    For more information on Nebraska’s disaster recovery, visit
    FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.
    Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has faced discrimination, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Multilingual operators are available.
    The U.S. Small Business Administration is the federal government’s primary source of money for rebuilding disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding; and the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. For more information, contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955. TTY users may also call 800-877-8339. Applicants may email or visit SBA at


Last Updated: 
May 16, 2019 - 12:21