NEMA Launches Nebraska Disaster Resource Guide for Flood Victims

LINCOLN – Nebraskans affected by the March flood or straight-line winds that triggered a federal disaster declaration have until June 19th to apply for FEMA assistance, but FEMA isn’t the only agency to which someone might turn as they continue the recovery process.

There are dozens of offices and agencies that victims may need to contact over the coming months, so the State of Nebraska has created a consolidated guide for Nebraskans in need of disaster relief resources.  The guide was created as a kind of “yellow pages” for Nebraskans to utilize to quickly look up the information they need from the dozens of agencies that can help.

“The Nebraska Disaster Resource Guide was developed with both public and private partners to aid Nebraskans personally recovering from disasters as well as those working to assist them,” said Governor Pete Ricketts.  “Navigating government agencies and a wide variety of community partners can seem overwhelming.  The guide will help Nebraskans get connected to available resources more quickly.”

The guide provides resource summaries, hotlines, and other contact information for more than two dozen community organizations as well as state and federal agencies involved in recovery assistance.  It is available online by clicking here.

Printed booklets may also be requested by sending an email to nema.jic@nebraska.gov or by calling (402) 471-7421.

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