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FEMA Is Hiring Disaster Recovery Workers in Nebraska

FEMA Is Hiring Disaster Recovery Workers in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to fill temporary positions in Broken Bow, Grand Island, Lincoln, Norfolk, Omaha and West Platte to assist with disaster recovery. FEMA is looking for qualified candidates for a variety of emergency management functions. Currently, posted positions include Public Assistance Program delivery managers, site…Read more »

SBA Disaster Loans Fuel Recovery; May Open Door to Additional FEMA Benefits

SBA Disaster Loans Fuel Recovery; May Open Door to Additional FEMA Benefits

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency: “After registering for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), most homeowners and renters may also be contacted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to apply for a low-interest disaster loan. There are good reasons to submit an application, even…Read more »

Governor Ricketts to Legislature: “Don’t Tax Working Families Out of House and Home”

Governor Ricketts to Legislature: “Don’t Tax Working Families Out of House and Home”

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts joined the Nebraska REALTORS® Association (NRA), the Home Builders Association of Lincoln (HBAL), and the Metro Omaha Builders Association to oppose legislative proposals that would raise the cost of home ownership. Currently, the Revenue Committee is considering tax increases on…Read more »

Additional Counties Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Additional Counties Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Nebraska Department of Labor: “Nebraska Labor Commissioner John H. Albin announced that 12 additional counties are eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Antelope, Boyd, Burt, Cuming, Hall, Howard, Madison, Nance, Pierce, Platte, Saline, and Stanton counties are now eligible.  The filing deadline is May 13. Fifteen other…Read more »

Sanitation Department and Landfill Closure Due to Snow Storm

Sanitation Department and Landfill Closure Due to Snow Storm

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the city of Kearney: “The City of Kearney Sanitation Division announces that due to the winter storm the refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection for today will be postponed until Friday or Saturday April 12 and 13, 2019 as routes are able to be completed. The Solid Waste…Read more »

State and Federal officials providing update on floods and new severe weather

State and Federal officials providing update on floods and new severe weather

LINCOLN, Neb. – Governor Pete Ricketts and state and federal officials provided an update on flood relief efforts and 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…Read more »

I-80 to Close West of the I-76 Interchange to the Wyoming Line

I-80 to Close West of the I-76 Interchange to the Wyoming Line

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Nebraska Department of Transportation: “With the predicted blizzard bringing ice, heavy snow and high wind into the western states this afternoon, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is closing I-80 west of I-76 to the Wyoming line at 5:00 p.m. MDT/6:00 p.m. CDT. Timing of closures are…Read more »

Nebraskans: Be Alert to Disaster-Related Scams and Fraud

Nebraskans: Be Alert to Disaster-Related Scams and Fraud

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency: “As Nebraskans work to recover from March flooding, they should be on guard for suspicious activity involving potential fraud, scam artists and other criminals who prey on disaster survivors. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge…Read more »

Nebraska to Experience Major Spring Storm, NDOT Advises Caution

Nebraska to Experience Major Spring Storm, NDOT Advises Caution

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Nebraska Department of Transportation: The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) crews are prepared for another spring snow storm which looks to impact a good portion of the state Wednesday through Thursday.  Forecasts call for blizzard conditions in western Nebraska with heavy and significant snow, along with high…Read more »

Understanding Your FEMA Letter

Understanding Your FEMA Letter

NEBRASKA – If you applied for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) because you sustained damage from the March winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding in Nebraska, you will receive a letter from FEMA in the mail or via email. The letter will explain the status of your application and how to respond. It…Read more »