Heineman declares statewide drought emergency
Gov. Dave Heineman has declared a state of emergency due to current drought conditions throughout the state. The declaration allows state personnel and resources to assist with emergency situations and prevention, and allows maximum flexibility to deploy Nebraska National Guard and Nebraska Emergency Management Agency assets and resources as needed.
Heineman said the declaration is important to ensure the safety of Nebraskans. Heineman said the declaration is necessary as dry conditions are presenting an imminent threat to the ability of local governments to respond to drought conditions.
The Governor has also directed the Nebraska Department of Roads to advance the starting date for roadside haying from July 15 to July 3.
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