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FEMA helps King Lake Residents

Posted: 5:16 PM, Mar 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-30 18:25:01-04

DOUGLAS CO., Neb. (KMTV) -- — The federal government starts the process to help some one of the most devastated communities in Douglas County.

Almost all King Lake residents are without electricity or a place to live. All wells have been deemed unsafe to use because of the Elkhorn River flooding. The City of Omaha says all but 9 homes under their jurisdiction were deemed uninhabitable.

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams went door to door helping residents register for federal disaster aid and seeing what else they need.

FEMA says they can't bring properties back to pre-disaster condition, but they can help fill the gaps with housing or unemployment assistance.

"But there's so many folks that may be shut-ins that can't get out of their homes, that have no internet access, their phones aren't working anymore so we want to be sure that they have an opportunity to register with FEMA," said Darrell Habisch, FEMA Spokesperson.

FEMA says, first, file an insurance claim and have your contact info and insurance information ready when you get in touch with them.

You can register with FEMA by calling 800-621-3362 or visit disasterassistance.gov.

They’re also opening a Disaster Assistance Recovery Center in Valley on Friday.