President Obama declares disaster in Nebraska

Nov 26, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared a disaster in Nebraska following severe weather at the beginning of October.

The declaration Tuesday means federal emergency aid is available to supplement recovery efforts being conducted by state and local officials. The funding will also be available to certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis.

The money can be used for emergency work, repairs and facility replacements.

Severe weather including winter storms, tornadoes and flooding were reported Oct. 2-6 around most of the state. The money will help Adams, Dawes, Dixon, Howard, Sheridan, Sherman, Sioux, Thurston, and Wayne counties.

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