Saturday, June 18, 2011
18 Nebraska counties covered by Obama emergency disaster declaration issued today; FEMA now can provide assistance, coordinate flood relief efforts
The counties all abut either the Missouri (Boyd, Burt, Cass, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Douglas, Knox, Nemaha, Otoe, Richardson, Sarpy, Thurston and Washington) or the Platte (Garden, Lincoln, Morrill, and Scotts Bluff.)
In Iowa, FEMA has also awarded $14.8 million in grants to Des Moines and Lake View, as well as the Corn Belt Power Cooperative, the Nishnabotna Valley Rural Rural Electric Cooperative, the Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative and the Western Iowa Power Cooperative.
The grants stipulate that FEMA contribute 75 percent of the repair costs with the rest coming from state or local entities.