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Gov. Ricketts issues new executive order for flood survivors

Posted: 5:38 PM, Mar 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-27 18:38:30-04
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts issued a new executive order extending the response time for locate requests in flood-impacted areas.

Law in the state of Nebraska requires responses to notifications of excavation within two days. Executive order 19-05 will temporarily extend the time of response to seven days for personnel engaged in disaster response.

“In light of the historic flooding and devastation our communities have experienced, the Governor’s Office is working to cut red tape,” said Taylor Gage, Director of Strategic Communications for Governor Ricketts. “This new executive order will help alleviate some of the burden on Nebraskans engaged in disaster response as our communities work to recover and rebuild.”

This order is additional to the emergency declaration issued by the Governor on March 12. Three other executive orders have been issued over the last two weeks.

All executive orders are currently in effect and will remain until April 15.

Nebraska continues to encourage surrounding states to ease their restrictions temporarily as well, according to a press release from the office of Gov. Ricketts.