Lt. Governor to survey Nebraska flooding

Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy will survey areas in southeast Nebraska where flooding is occurring and to view damage from a recent tornado.  Lt. Gov. Sheehy will travel to Rulo early this afternoon to view flooding. Later this afternoon, Lt. Gov. Sheehy will visit Superior to view tornado and storm damages.

“As Gov. Heineman and I travel through the storm affected areas, we continue to witness the extraordinary response from local emergency managers,” said. Lt. Gov. Sheehy. “I commend all of those who are working tirelessly to ensure the safety of our citizens and communities.”

In Rulo, Lt. Gov. Sheehy will meet with local emergency management staff and employees of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The Missouri River is expected to crest later today and is causing flooding that is affecting the community.

Lt. Gov. Sheehy will also visit Superior where a tornado and straight winds caused significant damage during a storm on Sunday night. He will again meet with local emergency management and NEMA personnel.

The State Emergency Operations Center is open and available to provide assistance as the capabilities of local emergency managers are exceeded. NEMA has a toll-free information line for citizens who have questions or need assistance throughout the state: 888-656-6045. The line operates daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, until further notice.

On June 11, Gov. Heineman declared a statewide state of emergency in response to severe weather since June 1. Conditions across Nebraska are due to strong thunderstorms, high winds, tornados, flooding, rain and hail.