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New website to help connect Nebraskans with flood assistance

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans who need housing, tools or other assistance to recover from this month's flooding can now post a request on a new state website .

Gov. Pete Ricketts unveiled the website Thursday as part of the effort to help flooding victims and collect private donations for the effort. The website can be viewed at .

The website is accepting requests for housing, tools and other needs. Requests will be reviewed before being posted.

The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency has also set up a hotline for general public questions. The number is 402-817-1551.

The Nebraska Broadcasters Association is also hosting a flood relief drive on Friday in partnership with the American Red Cross. A phone bank will be open 5 a.m. through 11 p.m. Friday. The toll-free number is 1-844-278-8555.