NEMA plans, wants you to plan for emergencies - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

NEMA plans, wants you to plan for emergencies

NEMA plans, wants you to plan for emergencies

Posted: Updated:

The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is coming off one of its busiest summers in years: disastrous storms in April and again in June, several tornadoes responsible for heavy damage across the state and managing an influx of tens of thousands for the solar eclipse.

Now, they’re stepping out of state lines, managing the Nebraska National Guard's role in recovery from hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

"With the two hurricanes, the national guard has tremendous assets and resources, tremendous capability,” NEMA assistant director Bryan Tuma said. “The states were putting out requests for those types of resources."

NEMA is housed within the National Guard. It works much like FEMA does at the national level -- providing aid to local communities in emergencies.

NEMA also has an eye on disasters across the country, with a meticulous plan in response to any hazard that may come its way.

“We operate from the perspective of all hazards,” Tuma said. “Whether it's natural or man made disasters or events, we try to look and prepare for those types of issues.”

The agency works with each of Nebraska’s 93 counties to ensure they have a plan.

Tuma said it's up to you to have your family prepared if disaster strikes.

“You really need to evaluate what it is you need to do for your family and your home,” he said. “Especially for the first 72 hours. If you have to evacuate, what does it look like? How do you take care of your pets and your family members?”

The agency hopes recent examples of water and food shortages along with hours–long lines for supplies like sandbags during these two historic hurricanes hammer home the message of preparedness for everyone – no matter where you live.

If you need a template to map out your plan for a natural disaster, click here.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Frost denies Nebraska contract rumors

    Frost denies Nebraska contract rumors

    Frost denies Nebraska contract rumors

    UCF Head Coach Scott Frost shot down rumors that he had signed a seven-year deal worth $35-million to become Nebraska's next head coach, after Saturday's game at Temple.  According to the Orlando Sentinel, Frost said, "That's just totally false," when a reporter asked him about the rumors. UCF beat Temple 45-19 Saturday to improve to 10-0. Rumors have been swirling for several weeks that Scott Frost, a former National Champion quarterback at Nebraska, will replace Mi...

    More >>

    UCF Head Coach Scott Frost shot down rumors that he had signed a seven-year deal worth $35-million to become Nebraska's next head coach, after Saturday's game at Temple.  According to the Orlando Sentinel, Frost said, "That's just totally false," when a reporter asked him about the rumors. UCF beat Temple 45-19 Saturday to improve to 10-0. Rumors have been swirling for several weeks that Scott Frost, a former National Champion quarterback at Nebraska, will replace Mi...

    More >>
  • Unusual drug bust in Lincoln last night Lincoln News

    Unusual drug bust in Lincoln last night

    Unusual drug bust in Lincoln last night

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Police arrested 28-year-old Billy Walton last night near 27th and Superior.  Officers attempted to his car over for having fictitious plates. Police say Walton didn't stop, instead accelerated.  When Walton finally brought the car to a stop he and the passenger took off running.  Officers found Walton hiding in the grass.  Police say he was in possession of almost 7 grams of meth and 27 grams of marijua...

    More >>

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News  Police arrested 28-year-old Billy Walton last night near 27th and Superior.  Officers attempted to his car over for having fictitious plates. Police say Walton didn't stop, instead accelerated.  When Walton finally brought the car to a stop he and the passenger took off running.  Officers found Walton hiding in the grass.  Police say he was in possession of almost 7 grams of meth and 27 grams of marijua...

    More >>
  • Lincoln man behind bars after assaulting officer

    Lincoln man behind bars after assaulting officer

    A Lincoln man is sitting in jail after striking two vehicles and a police officer.

    More >>

    A Lincoln man is sitting in jail after striking two vehicles and a police officer.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.