The request asks President Barack Obama to issue a major disaster declaration in the wake of severe storms across parts of Nebraska, which have spawned widespread flooding.
Storms first rolled into the state May 2nd, bringing high winds, heavy rains, and even tornadoes.
“These storms caused millions of dollars in damage to public infrastructure,” Foley said in a written statement released by his office. “Approval of this disaster request would significantly help communities in their recovery process.”
According to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) the most severe impacts have been to roads and bridges, including 15 that were destroyed.
The following counties have declared a state of emergency: Cass, Dundy, Gage, Jefferson, Lincoln, Lancaster, Morrill, Nuckolls, Otoe, Saline, Saunders, and Thayer.
Nebraska is also requesting hazard mitigation for the entire state.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency regional office in Kansas City will review the request before passing it on to the White House.