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Gov. Ricketts, Speaker Scheer Survey Historic Flooding as the State Assists with Response

For Immediate Release:

5:55PM CT on March 15, 2019

 

Media Contacts:  

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974

Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

 

 

(VIDEO AND PHOTOS) Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts, Speaker Scheer Survey Historic Flooding as the State Assists with Response

 

 

Aerial view of a bridge destroyed near Genoa. 

 

View more pictures by here (part one) and here (part two).

 

View pool video footage by clicking here (part one), here (part two), and here (part three)

 

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Unicameral Speaker Jim Scheer surveyed historic flooding in portions of northeast Nebraska.  They joined members of the Nebraska National Guard to get an aerial view of flooding impact and updated the media on the ongoing response in Norfolk and Omaha.

 

Over the past few 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.

 

View more pictures by here (part one) and here (part two).  View pool video footage by clicking here (part one), here (part two), and here (part three).  All media outlets are welcome to use photos and video footage.

 

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