FEMA Disaster Registration Deadline Approaching

Sep 10, 2019

(Undated)  --  A deadline is coming up on Friday to register for FEMA assistance for the flooding disaster that occurred in Nebraska from March to July.  That deadline is for both the FEMA individual assistance grants and the low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  At the request of Governor Pete Ricketts, FEMA extended the incident period, which originally ended in April. You can register online at

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State emergency officials are urging south-central Nebraska residents and local governments to document any damage they experienced from flooding earlier this month.  Officials with the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency say they're still collecting damage reports from local emergency management offices. They recommend documenting damage by photograph or video, if possible. They say affected people should register the damage with both their private insurer and local emergency management offices .

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring's widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy.

Tasked with responding to natural disasters that seem ever more frequent and destructive, the agency finds itself further challenged by the robust job market and an inability to match what the private sector can offer, in many cases.

Paul Corah, Public Information Officer for FEMA, stopped by the studios at KIOS to chat with Mike Hogan about the status of current FEMA efforts, what to do if you have a claim, and how impressed he is with the strength of the residents in this fine state.

The state of Nebraska is receiving millions of dollars in federal flood relief. FEMA and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency announced yesterday that the state will get 48-million-dollars in federal funding for residents and businesses impacted by last month's widespread flooding.  The funding will come from the U.S. Small Business Administration, FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program.  More than five-thousand Nebraska households have applied for assistance following the floods, and FEMA teams have visited more than 14-thousand homes in the state.