Nebraska has received a federal disaster declaration for severe storms between June 17th and July 1st which spawned tornadoes, baseball-size hail, and flooding.
“Thank you to President Trump for his swift approval of our request for disaster relief,” Gov. Ricketts said in a statement released by his office. “This aid will help Nebraskans communities impacted by storms in June and July expedite their recovery.”
The declaration makes federal aid available to offset the costs borne by local governments in the recovery effort.
The governor’s office says the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will make funding available to state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and repairs of facilities damaged in the following 10 counties: Cedar, Colfax, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Harlan, Logan, Thomas, Thurston, and Wayne.