Last March, Eastern Nebraska and surrounding areas experienced record-breaking floods especially along the Platte and Elkhorn Rivers. This spring, the National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting an “above-normal” flood risk in the same areas.
Butch Kinerney is Chief of Marketing and Outreach for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Butch stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan about flood risk in the Eastern NE region, tips to help residents prepare for floods, and resources to find more information.
More information and resources from FEMA can be found at:
- FloodSmart.gov website
- Info about FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program
- A brochure that answers the question “Why do I need flood insurance?”