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Gov. Ricketts, Sen. Sasse Visit Fremont, Niobrara, & Lynch as State Supports Flooding Response

For Immediate Release:

5:55PM CT on March 16, 2019

 

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(VIDEO AND PHOTOS) Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts, Sen. Sasse Visit Fremont, Niobrara, & Lynch as State Supports Flooding Response

 

 

Aerial view of a bridge destroyed on Highway 281. 

 

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LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, and State Senators visited Fremont, Niobrara, and Lynch as they surveyed the impact of historic flooding.  They joined members of the Nebraska National Guard to get an aerial view of flooding impact as they traveled to thank Red Cross volunteers in Fremont, address a community meeting in Niobrara, and receive a briefing in Lynch.

 

Over the past several days, Nebraska has experienced historic flooding and extreme weather conditions in nearly every region of the state.  The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has been working with local, state, and federal officials to provide assistance to the counties in need while gauging the total damage and impact. 

 

Nebraskans looking to support response efforts should contact their local emergency manager and the Nebraska Red Cross.  A directory of local emergency managers can be found by clicking here.  Information about the Red Cross can be found by clicking here.

 

To keep up-to-date on road closings, visit the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s traveler information website at http://www.511.nebraska.gov/.  Anyone that becomes involved in an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1 immediately for assistance.

 

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