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Disaster relief deadline coming due for people in Nebraska

Posted at 10:36 AM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 11:36:07-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — People who are recovering from historic flooding across Nebraska will need to apply for assistance soon if they haven't yet. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says the cutoff date will be next month.

According to NEMA, the final day to apply for individual assistance will be June 19 at the request of Governor Pete Ricketts.

They say this will apply to:

  • Homeowners
  • Renters
  • Business owners

Grants, given to those who qualify, will assist with:

  • Basic repairs to make a home habitable
  • Provide temporary rental assistance
  • Provide assistance for serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other sources

Those wanting to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency can apply:

  • Online, visit
  • By phone, call FEMA’s toll-free registration line at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY).
  • On a smart phone, download the FEMA app and click on “disaster resources,” then “apply for assistance online.”

When applying you will need:

  • Your social security Number;
  • A daytime telephone number;
  • Current mailing address;
  • Address and zip code of the damaged property;
  • Proof of ownership and occupancy, such as a utility bill;
  • Private insurance information, if available.

You can read NEMA's full release here.