LINCOLN – Halle Johnson, 10, a fourth-grade student from Thayer Central Elementary School in Hebron (Thayer County), earned first place in the 2017 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest, sponsored by the Nebraska Association of Emergency Management (NAEM), the National Weather Service (NWS), the Nebraska Military Department and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Johnson’s poster features a baseball diamond being struck by lightning with the slogan, “One Strike from Lightning and You’re Out.”
(LINCOLN, NEB.) — A $300,000 grant for countering violent extremism through training and engagement was awarded to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency by the Department of Homeland Security.
“In 2016, Congress answered our call for federal grants, awarded and administered by the Department of Homeland Security, to support local efforts to counter violent extremism,” said Secretary Jeh Johnson on announcing the first round of Countering Violent Extremism Grants.
Overview: Increase local government awareness of issues involved in disaster recovery. Provide a forum for discussion of “lessons learned” in disaster recovery at the local level. Promote the development of a pre-disaster recovery plan.
Who should attend: Local elected official (Mayor, City/County Council Member), City/County Manager, Finance Director/Assessor, Emergency Manager/Staff, Public Works Director/Staff, Building Inspector/Staff, Community Planner/Staff, Health Care Administrator or Planner, Public Information Officer, Housing Director or Planner/Staff, Voluntary Agency Coordinator or Unmet Needs Committee Coordinator, Business Organization Representative, Administrative Director/Manager
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