$48 Million Approved So Far For Nebraska Flood Disaster

LINCOLN – A month after a major disaster declaration, more than $48 million in federal funding has been approved for Nebraskans recovering from flooding.

FEMA has approved $19.2 million in individual assistance, which includes repairs and housing costs.

The US Small Business Administration has approved $15.1 million in loans to businesses, homeowners and renters.

The National Flood Insurance Program has approved $14.1 in flood claims.

“We know many Nebraskans have suffered tremendous losses to their homes, businesses, farms and ranches,” said Nebraska’s State Coordinating Officer Earl Imler. “We are working urgently to help households and communities recover from this historic disaster. It’s going to be a long process and we will be on the job until it’s complete.”

More than 5,000 households have applied for FEMA assistance.

More than 4,200 home inspections have been completed in the 27 counties and the Santee Sioux Nation that are designated for individual assistance.

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams have canvassed neighborhoods and have visited 14,360 homes.