Governor Pete Ricketts and state and federal officials say flood relief efforts continue while the upcoming severe weather that will impact the state.
“Nebraska has experienced a significant amount of severe weather, flooding, and precipitation over the last few months,” said Governor Ricketts. “Nebraskans should watch the forecast closely these next few days, and be prepared for blizzard and severe weather conditions. As Nebraskans know, conditions can change quickly, and everyone needs to be prepared, so we can keep people safe.”
Updates from state and federal agencies include:
o Those counties are: Antelope, Boyd, Burt, Cuming, Hall, Howard, Madison, Nance, Pierce, Platte, Saline, and Stanton.
o The other counties previously approved are Boone, Buffalo, Butler, Cass, Colfax, Custer, Dodge, Douglas, Knox, Nemaha, Richardson, Sarpy, Saunders, Thurston and Washington counties and the Santee Sioux Nation.
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
o 104 Communities
o 81 Counties
o 5 Tribal Nations
Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT)
Nebraska National Guard
Sixteen hay bales were dropped Tuesday in Greeley County by the National Guard.
Nebraska State Patrol (NSP)
Drivers who need help can reach NSP by dialing *55 from any cell phone. Call 911 for any emergency.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Small Business Administration