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NEMA has established a hotline for Nebraskans impacted by flooding. Impacted persons with questions should call (402) 817-1551. Additional resources can be found by visiting www.nema.nebraska.gov
*******Updated information above 3/20/2019 at 12:15 PM*******
The following services will serve as resources to contact if you have been affected during the recent flood:
NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE:
Farmers and ranchers impacted by the flood and in need of hay, feed stuffs, fencing materials, volunteer help, equipment, etc. – call 1-800-831-0550. Persons wanting to donate any of the above can call the same number.
More disaster relief resources for farmers and ranchers available at: http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/resources/
Livestock Indemnity Program – a USDA-FSA disaster assistance program that helps producers recoup losses experienced by adverse weather events. Notify local FSA office of livestock losses within 30 days and document losses.
Emergency Livestock Assistance Program – another USDA-FSA disaster assistance program that covers some livestock losses that do not fall under LIP. It may financially assist with livestock feed losses, such as bales that are destroyed in the flood.
Emergency Conservation Program – can provide some cost-share assistance to rehabilitate farmland and pasture damaged by natural disasters and help restore fences. Contact your local FSA county office.
NEBRASKA FARM BUREAU:
Disaster Relief Fund – provides emergency aid to farmers, ranchers and rural communities affected by storms and flooding. Apply at: www.nefb.org/index.php…
Persons can donate to Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation or at: www.nefbfoundation.org/ways-to-give/disaster-relief-fund
Agriculture Disaster Exchange – where Farm Bureau members can seek and offer help at: www.nefb.org/ag-disaster-exchange
Veterans affected by flooding – contact your County Veteran Service Officer to see if qualify for food, clothing and emergency housing
For help with home clean-up, cutting trees, removing drywall, insulation, flooring, furniture and appliances or other physical labor-type jobs – call the Crisis Clean Up Hotline at (833) 566-2476 or (402) 556-2476 to get on a needs list
For assistance with food, shelter, clothing and personal goods – call 211
Monetary donations – Nebraska/SW Iowa Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund www.redcross.org/local/nebraska.html
Livestock feed (hay drive) – Curt Zimmerer, Verdigre (402) 841-2835