Estimated flood losses continue to grow

Total estimated losses caused by the flooding in eastern Nebraska last month continue to grow.
This week, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) estimated $553,100,736 in public losses and another $89,040,740 in private losses.
There have been 104 city emergency declarations and 81 county emergency declarations.
Five tribal areas have also made emergency declarations.
Last week, Gov. Pete Ricketts ordered the extension of executive orders in support of flood efforts.
One of those orders is to suspend the fee that solid waste disposal facilities normally pay to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).  
The order will allow the facilities to use these fees to reduce the costs to Nebraskans for the disposal of storm-related debris, animal carcasses and damaged materials.  
The fee will remain suspended through May 15.
To view more videos and photos from the flooding, go to https://nema.nebraska.gov/flood-pictures-videos. All content is made possible by the NEMA in partnership with Nebraska State Patrol and Nebraska National Guard.

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