LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts:
“Governor Pete Ricketts has issued two new executive orders to provide relief to flood impacted communities. Executive Order 19-03 gives farmers and ranchers a reasonable amount of time to dispose of deceased livestock lost due to severe weather and flooding. Executive Order 19-04 temporarily suspends requirements for trip permits and fuel tax permits for certain vehicles engaged in flood relief.
“In light of the historic flooding and devastation our communities have experienced, the Governor’s Office is working to cut red tape,” said Taylor Gage, Director of Strategic Communications for Governor Ricketts. “These executive orders will help our communities as they work to recover and rebuild after the most widespread natural disaster in state history.”
These orders are in addition to the Governor’s emergency declaration issued on March 12th and another executive order issued last week. The directives are effective immediately until April 15, 2019. Nebraska continues to encourage surrounding states to temporarily ease their restrictions as well.
The Governor’s Office, Nebraska Department of Agriculture, and Nebraska Emergency Management Agency are staying in touch with Nebraska’s agriculture associations on a daily basis to assess emerging needs. State agencies are providing assistance as requests are made by local emergency managers.”