FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Open In Custer County

CUSTER COUNTY— According to a news release from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a temporary Disaster Recovery Center will be open in Custer County. The Custer County Disaster Recovery Center will be held at the United Methodist Church at 1000 S. 3rd Ave in Broken Bow on April 22, 23, 25, 26 from 9 AM-6 PM and on April 24 from 9 AM-5 PM.

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

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, Buffalo, Burt, Butler, Cass, Colfax, Cumming, Custer, Dodge, Douglas, Hall, Howard, Knox, Madison, Nance, Nemaha, Pierce, Platte, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Stanton, Thurston and Washington counties and 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.

Applicants for disaster assistance should have the following information on hand:

  • Social Security number
  • Address of the damaged primary residence
  • Description of the damage
  • Information about insurance coverage
  • A current contact telephone number
  • An address where they can receive mail
  • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds

Businesses and residents can visit www.SBA.gov/disaster, call SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. TTY users may also call 800-877- 8339.

For more information on Nebraska’s disaster recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4420.