Gov. Dave Heineman has issued a disaster declaration for Dakota City in wake of the severe storm that hit the city the last day of August.
The storm of hail, damaging winds, and heavy rains caused significant damage to public infrastructure.
“This was a short-lived, localized event and in issuing this declaration, I am authorizing expenditures through the Governor’s Emergency Fund to assist in the community’s recovery,” Heineman said in a written statement issued by his office.
The money will be used to restore damaged public infrastructure. Representatives from the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have conducted a preliminary damage assessment of the area, according to the governor’s office.