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Gov. Ricketts Thanks President Trump for Disaster Declaration

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974



LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Donald J. Trump had approved a disaster declaration for Nebraska following storms in June.  The declaration releases federal funds to aid 18 Nebraska counties in their recovery efforts.  Governor Ricketts submitted a letter requesting the declaration last month.


“Thank you to President Trump and his team for approving this declaration,” said Governor Ricketts.  “Our communities are resilient, and this assistance will help Nebraskans accelerate their efforts to fully recover from the severe weather and tornadoes that impacted our state in June.”


A copy of the Governor’s letter requesting the declaration June 2017 Declaration Request Letter.pdf


A copy of a letter from Nebraska’s congressional declaration supporting the Governor’s request can be found by clicking here.


A fact sheet about the disaster declaration can be found by clicking here.