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Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Nebraska businesses and residents affected by the storms, tornadoes and extremely high winds that occurred June 12-16, 2017, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Pete Ricketts on June 29.
The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Cass, Lancaster, Otoe, Sarpy and Saunders counties in Nebraska; and Fremont and Mills counties in Iowa.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Nebraska and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and straight-line winds during the period of April 29 to May 3, 2017.
June 17, 2017 (LINCOLN, NEB.) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved a waiver to a U.S. Department of Transportation regulation that limits work hours for commercial motor vehicle and motor carrier operators in order to expedite response and recovery efforts from storms that caused damage across the state during the week of June 12-16. The waiver applies to drivers who are engaged in transporting equipment, materials and storm debris.
Gov. Pete Ricketts issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency within storm impacted areas of the state. The proclamation allows for a state response in support of local governments. Gov. Rickets surveyed storm damage on a flight Saturday following the storms that started in western Nebraska, June 12 and continued across the state until June 16. Tornadoes and straight-line winds caused significant damage in many communities and rural areas. He also met with community leaders in Bayard and Plattsmouth on Saturday, June 17.
Stay Out of Affected Communities for Life Safety and Emergency Response
The State Emergency Operations Center at Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is partially activated and working with other state agencies and local emergency managers following wide-spread reports of damage following severe weather in eastern Nebraska.
Reports from local emergency managers in affected areas include: