Federal Disaster Declaration is approved for Cedar County

Lincoln — Gov. Dave Heineman was notified that a request for a federal disaster declaration for public assistance in Cedar County and 11 other Nebraska counties was approved by President Barack Obama as a result of wide spread storm damage the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred June 14-21.

However, it was also announced Monday that FEMA has denied Nebraska’s request for individual assistance for Cedar County as a result of the June 17 tornado.

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