Madison County To Open DRC In May

MADISON – Another set of Disaster Recovery Centers are set to open in May through the State of Nebraska and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

A northeast Nebraska DRC will be located in Madison County at the Madison County Auditorium (208 West 3rd Street). The center will be open May 13 – 17 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. CDT.

Other Disaster Recovery Centers that will open will be in Platte County at the Eagles Club Post 1834 in Columbus from May 6 – 10 and Saline County at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Crete May 2 – 6.

Centers are operating in several other locations as survivors can visit any open center. To find locations, go online to or call the Disaster Assistance Helpline at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY).

At the centers, recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check the status of their applications. They can provide referrals and help with appeals.

Centers are equipped with captioned phones, video remote interpreting and assistive listening devices.

Nebraska homeowners, renters and business owners in Antelope, Boone, Boyd, Buffalo, Burt, Butler, Cass, Colfax, Cuming, Custer, Dodge, Douglas, Hall, Howard, Knox, Madison, Nance, Nemaha, Pierce, Platte, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Stanton, Thurston and Washington counties along with the Santee Sioux Nation may apply for assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding.