State Agencies Continue Flood Recovery Work
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Six months out from historic flooding across eastern Nebraska, state agencies are working with the federal government on long-term recovery strategies and to find resources for Nebraska communities. Recovery still has a long way to go.
Before flooding even started in March, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency was preparing for disaster. They worked with local emergency managers, as well as with federal partners. Now, six months later, they’re still dealing with remaining floods.
Bryan Tuma is assistant director of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.
“The unfortunate part of this is it just won’t stop, and that’s made it really challenging for a lot of folks," Tuma said. "If it would just kind of level off so we could mitigate the issues and have some opportunity to actually focus just on recovery as opposed to continually respond, that would make a big difference.”