Under the presidential declaration, federal aid will be made available to supplement the cost borne by state and local governments in 31 Nebraska counties. Funding will be made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis.
The counties affected were Antelope, Blaine, Boone, Boyd, Cheyenne, Clay, Custer, Deuel, Fillmore, Garfield, Gosper, Greeley, Hall, Hamilton, Holt, Howard, Keith, Knox, Logan, Loup, Madison, Merrick, Nance, Nuckolls, Pierce, Platte, Rock, Sherman, Valley, Webster, and Wheeler.
“Thank you to President Trump and his team for approving this declaration,” Gov. Pete Ricketts said in a written statement released by his office. “Nebraska communities pull together to overcome our shared challenges, and this assistance will help us accelerate our efforts to fully recover from the winter weather and winds we experienced in April.”
Click here for a copy of the letter requesting the declaration.
A copy of a letter from Nebraska’s congressional delegation supporting the Governor’s request can be found by clicking here.
A fact sheet about the disaster declaration can be found by clicking here.