Island News


FEMA Is Hiring Disaster Recovery Workers in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to fill temporary positions in Broken Bow, Grand Island, Lincoln, Norfolk, Omaha and West Platte to assist with disaster recovery. FEMA is looking for qualified candidates for a variety of emergency management functions. Currently, posted positions include Public Assistance Program delivery managers, site…read more »


SBA Disaster Loans Fuel Recovery; May Open Door to Additional FEMA Benefits

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency: “After registering for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), most homeowners and renters may also be contacted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to apply for a low-interest disaster loan. There are good reasons to submit an application, even…read more »


Governor Ricketts to Legislature: “Don’t Tax Working Families Out of House and Home”

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts joined the Nebraska REALTORS® Association (NRA), the Home Builders Association of Lincoln (HBAL), and the Metro Omaha Builders Association to oppose legislative proposals that would raise the cost of home ownership. Currently, the Revenue Committee is considering tax increases on…read more »

2019 Nebraska Flooding

Additional Counties Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Nebraska Department of Labor: “Nebraska Labor Commissioner John H. Albin announced that 12 additional counties are eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Antelope, Boyd, Burt, Cuming, Hall, Howard, Madison, Nance, Pierce, Platte, Saline, and Stanton counties are now eligible.  The filing deadline is May 13. Fifteen other…read more »


State and Federal officials providing update on floods and new severe weather

LINCOLN, Neb. – Governor Pete Ricketts and state and federal officials provided an update on flood relief efforts and the upcoming severe weather that will impact the state. “Nebraska has experienced a significant amount of severe weather, flooding, and precipitation over the last few months,” said Governor Ricketts.  “Nebraskans should watch the forecast closely these…read more »