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Gov. Ricketts Urges the Army Corps to Put “People First”

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Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts Urges the Army Corps to Put “People First”


Gov. Ricketts joins Gov. Parson of Missouri (left) and Gov. Reynolds of Iowa (right)

for a news conference following their meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA – Today, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, and Missouri Governor Mike Parson met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  During the meeting, Governor Ricketts urged the Corps to ensure that flood control is their top priority to minimize flooding in the future.


“Nebraska is just starting to recover and rebuild after the most widespread natural disaster in our state’s history,” said Governor Ricketts.  “Today, we had a clear message for the Army Corps: We want to see people and communities put first.  As we rebuild, we are asking for the Corps and FEMA’s help in cutting red tape and rebuilding bigger and better than before to keep people safe.  The three Governors committed to working together to change how the river is managed.”

Nebraskans seeking flood assistance should visit for more information about the state’s response to flooding and severe weather.