|July 24, 2014
Contact: FEMA Region VII News Desk
Phone Number: 816-783-3347
|President Declares Disaster for Nebraska|
|WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Nebraska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of June 14-21, 2014.
The President’s action makes federal funding 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 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Franklin, Furnas, Harlan, Kearney, Phelps, Stanton, Thurston and Wayne counties.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Christian Van Alstyne has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Alstyne said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
FEDERAL AID PROGRAMS FOR THE STATE OF NEBRASKA DECLARATION
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s disaster declaration issued for the State of Nebraska.
Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
How to Apply for Assistance:
|FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.|