President Declares Disaster in Nebraska

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

President Barack Obama has declared a disaster in parts of southeastern and eastern Nebraska following severe weather in May.

The declaration Tuesday means federal emergency aid is available to supplement recovery efforts being conducted by state and local officials. The funding will also be available to certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis.

The money can be used for emergency work, repairs and facility replacements.

The severe weather included heavy rains, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding on May 11 and May 12. The money will help Clay, Fillmore, Saline, Saunders, Seward, and York counties.

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