WASHINGTON — FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Nebraska to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and straight-line winds from July 9-10, 2021.

Federal funding also is available to state, tribal 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 storms and straight-line winds in Box Butte, Cass, Clay, Douglas, Fillmore, Grant, Hall, Hamilton, Madison, Sarpy, Saunders, Sheridan, Washington and York counties.

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

Robert Haywood has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Haywood said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.

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