LINCOLN–During one of the worst weather events in Nebraska, the citizens of Nebraska have come together and helped each other in tremendous ways. With neighbor helping neighbor, stranger helping stranger and people from out of state sending supplies and donations to help rebuild, the resilience of Nebraskans shows through.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is also on the ground to help Nebraskans as they recover and rebuild. There are many programs available to everyone, including farmers and ranchers. For a list of all the programs available, please go to https://www.usda.gov/topics/disaster.
In Nebraska, USDA has several crews conducting aerial surveillance in the federal designated disaster areas looking for stranded livestock. If you see stranded or deceased livestock, please report it to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality at 877-253-2603. USDA has contractors in place to remove livestock carcasses.