President Trump approves disaster declaration for Nebraska
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of Nebraska. The declaration prompts the release of federal funds for Nebraska communities as they recover from the severe storms that took place from June 12-15. U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, who led the congressional delegation requesting the disaster declaration, issued the following statement:
“I appreciate President Trump’s prompt response to our delegation’s request. Eighteen Nebraska counties face significant damages due to the severe storms in June. This declaration will help our communities with their rebuilding and recovery efforts.”
Governor Pete Ricketts responded after the declaration saying:
“Thank you to President Trump and his team for approving this declaration. Our communities are resilient, and this assistance will help Nebraskans accelerate their efforts to fully recover from the severe weather and tornadoes that impacted our state in June.”
From June 12-17, 2017, 18 Nebraska counties suffered major damages from six tornadoes, strong winds and golf ball to baseball sized hail. The severe storms resulted in more than $13 million worth of damage across the state.