Feds make disaster funding available to Nebraska

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Nebraska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, winter storms, tornadoes, and flooding between October 2nd and the 6th, 2013.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe weather in nine counties, including Dawes, Sheridan, and Sioux in the panhandle.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Elizabeth Turner, the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area., said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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