THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN NEBRASKA
President Clinton today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Nebraska and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a tornado and severe storms on May 8-28, 1996.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected local governments in a four county area. The counties include Gage, Johnson, Nemaha, and Otoe.
Federal funding is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the tornado and severe storms. Federal funding is also available on a cost share basis for hazard mitigation measures.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is continuing to conduct damage surveys in other areas and additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.