‘Recovery will be a long road, together we will get through this.
We will all do our part.’ – Governor Pete Ricketts.
Assistance: There are many resources available. Here are a few hotlines that can help as we recover:
- Nebraskans needing property cleanup can contact the Crisis Clean Up Hotline: 833-556-2476.
- Farmers in need of hay, feed stuffs, fencing materials, volunteer help, equipment, etc. should call the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 1-800-831-0550.
- Businesses can call the U.S. Chamber’s Disaster Help Desk for Business at 1-888-692-4943.
- NEMA has set up a hotline for general questions from the public. The number is 402-817-1551.
- For all other needs for assistance call 211.
- If you have an emergency, you should dial 911.
Nebraska Strong (www.nebraska.gov\nebraska-strong) Help in connecting those in need with people offering resources. This is a partnership with NEMA and the Nebraska Preparedness Partnership.
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency https://nema.nebraska.gov/
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/default.aspx Counseling and information is available through the Nebraska Family Helpline at 1-888-866-8660 and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Hotline at 1-800-985-5990. The Nebraska Rural Response Hotline for counseling help is 1-800-464-0258.
Nebraska Department of Agriculture http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/resources/
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is also on the ground to help Nebraskans as they recover and rebuild. There are many programs available to everyone, including farmers and ranchers. For a list of all the programs available, please go to https://www.usda.gov/topics/disaster.
In Nebraska, USDA has several crews conducting aerial surveillance in the federal designated disaster areas looking for stranded livestock. If you see stranded or deceased livestock, please report it to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality at 877-253-2603. USDA has contractors in place to remove livestock carcasses
SHARE Omaha https://shareomaha.org/
Fremont Area Volunteer Reception Center https://www.facebook.com/fremontareaVRC
Assistance: The Crisis Cleanup Hotline for flooding in the Midwest is open through April 12. Please call 833-556-2476 for help with home cleanup. As they are able, reputable and vetted relief agencies may assist you and your neighbors cut fallen trees, remove drywall, insulation, flooring, furniture, appliances, tarp roofs, etc. All services are free but service is not guaranteed due to overwhelming need. Volunteers work free of charge and provide the tools and equipment necessary to complete the work. To request help, call: 833-556-2476.
Please note: This hotline CANNOT assist with social services such as food, clothing, shelter, insurance or questions about FEMA registration.
Volunteer: Nebraska Impact (https://www.nebraskaimpact.com/) Nebraskans are some of the most caring and compassionate people in the world, those not directly impacted by the floods are eager to help. Nebraska Impact has the ability to connect volunteers with organizations and others in need. Visit daily as new opportunities to make an impact on our state will continue to emerge
Churches, communities, organizations and individuals who want to organize a volunteer effort are encouraged to register their organization and volunteer needs at https://www.nebraskaimpact.com/. Click the "Get Started" link at the top of the home page to register. A "how-to guide" can be found at https://www.nebraskaimpact.com/flood.
If you live in one of the impacted areas, please support the work your local Emergency Management is already doing.
Infrastructure: To check the conditions and status of state roads, please visit www.511.nebraska.gov.
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