In March 2019, Nebraska experienced the worst flooding in state history, causing more than $1.5 billion in damage. At one point, 74 of Nebraska’s 93 counties and 85 cities were in a declared state of emergency. It’s estimated that 2,067 homes and 341 businesses were damaged or destroyed. Roads, levies and other infrastructure sustained significant damage. The flood also took a heavy toll on the agriculture industry with water inundating tens of thousands of acres, destroying stockpiled grain and killing livestock.
In the wake of this historic disaster, it became clear that there was no centralized resource to share information about disaster relief resources or coordinate unaffiliated disaster-related volunteer efforts. Nebraska Responds will fill this gap as an effective, easy-to-use online system that can be easily activated in response to a disaster.
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