By Betsie Freeman, Omaha World-Herald
OWH staff writers Julie Anderson, Kevin Coffey and
Kelsey Stewart contributed to this report.
Photo by Erin Duffy, Omaha World-Herald: Riverview Community Church in Ashland has become a distribution center for flood relief supplies.
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) News Release, March 21, 2019
FEMA Disaster Declaration Approved for Part of Nebraska Affected by Weather Events – Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Nine counties were approved to receive individual assistance including: Butler, Cass, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Nemaha, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington were approved. In addition, 65 counties and 5 tribal nations were approved for public assistance. Counties that were not
initially approved could still be declared. Counties not included for individual assistance as part
of today’s disaster declaration are being reviewed by FEMA as damage assessments continue. Homeowners and businesses that have had damages are encouraged to report those to local
emergency management. As counties qualify, they will be added.