Disaster Recovery Centers Open Across Nebraska for FEMA Assistance

by Willem Roper, NET News

April 19, 2019, 12:44 p.m.

Disaster recovery centers are opening in counties across Nebraska to talk with flood survivors and help with Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance for insurance, housing and damage claims.

Currently, Nebraska and FEMA have partnered to offer 11 recovery centers in counties like Hall, Cass, Sarpy and others. The centers are designed for survivors to have one-on-one conversations with recovery workers about their experiences, and also to ask questions about their applications for federal assistance.

Bob Howard, who is the media relations manager for FEMA, said anyone within the 76 affected counties can visit any recovery center for help. He said the centers are there for anyone struggling with documentation or assistance applications.

“It’s a place where they can bring that documentation with them and sit down with somebody," Howard said. "The person at the center can help them and attach the documentation to that file so their recovery is not stalled.”

Howard said the disaster recovery centers will stay open for as long as people need help, and that there may be more centers opening in Nebraska if necessary.