Nebraska Governor asks for federal disaster declaration

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By News 5 Staff


Updated: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:32:51 CST

Nebraska Emergency Management estimates early October storms across the state cost $3.3 million dollars.

Now the governor and Nebraska's delegation in Washington are asking for a federal disaster declaration.

The storms that hit October 2-6 produced flooding in central and northeast Nebraska, a tornado outbreak in the southeastern and northeastern portions of the state, as well as an early winter storm in the panhandle.

The declaration's approval would make federal assistance available to the areas affected by the storm.