Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week is  a time for the National Weather Service to test communications systems. Severe weather season is just around the corner, and now is the time to prepare yourself and your family for…


Nebraska Volunteer Civil Immunity Statutes

Nebraska law does provide civil immunity protection for volunteers in certain situations: NE Good Samaritan Law Nebraska has a “Good Samaritan” law[1] which states that a person who is gratuitously giving emergency care to a…


Ice Jams

February is Flood Safety Month and a time to brush up on ice jam safety. Streams can carry chunks of floating ice. If there is some sort of obstruction of the stream’s current, like a…


Resiliency in the Wake of Disasters

According to Merriam-Webster, “resilience” means “the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens” or “the ability of something to return to its original shape after it has been pulled, stretched,…


Winter Prepardness

Winter always brings a variety of dangers: snow, ice, sleet, and extreme cold among other dangers.  Remember to always be prepared during winter weather. Staying safe is often times a mater of preparedness. Click on…


Disaster Relief Needs Assessment

The Disaster Relief Needs Assessment is complete and posted. Please check out our completed Disaster Relief Needs Assessment Report by clicking on the link below. You will also find the report on this website posted…


MARC Training Opportunities

The Nebraska Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (NE VOAD) has organized multi-agency resource center (MARC) training opportunities throughout Nebraska. There is no cost for training and lunch will be provided. For more information about the…


America’s PrepareAthon!

View in FEMA Multimedia Library Video by FEMA HQTV – Apr 16, 2015 FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate encourages people to prepare their families, businesses and communities in taking part of America’s PrepareAthon



Flood Safety

Flooding is one of the leading causes of weather related fatalities in the U.S. On average, flooding claims nearly 90 lives each year. More than half of these deaths occur in motor vehicles when people…