Nebraska County Says Tornadoes Caused Over $2M Damage

March 29, 2012

The tornadoes that struck near North Platte, Neb., earlier this month caused at least $2.1 million damage and prompted Lincoln County to declare a disaster.

County emergency manager Dan Guenthner says he hopes the county will be able to qualify for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the March 18 storm.

But before Lincoln County can even apply for disaster aid, it needs to have a minimum of $2.5 million damage.

Guenthner says he thinks the damage in Lincoln County will exceed the minimum, but that doesn’t guarantee that FEMA will approve aid.

Four tornadoes touched down around North Platte on March 18. They injured at least four people and damaged farm buildings, homes, vehicles and railroad cars.

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