By Katie Schubert
Omaha, NE – The Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to more than 400 disasters last year.
The Nebraska/southwest Iowa Region's disaster response included opening 11 shelters and providing more than 23,000 meals to people displaced by Missouri River flooding.
Omaha, NE – A monthly economic indicator for the nine-state Mid America region shows a slight decline in December.
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss compiles the Mid America Business Conditions report. The monthly business conditions index declined to 50 in December from 52.6 in November.
Goss says the economy will grow this year, albeit slowly. He expects interest rates will remain low and inflation won't be an issue.
The index is an indicator of overall economic health in the nine-state region.