State Of Nebraska Proclamation
Whereas, commencing on the 1st day of June and continuing, a series of strong storms moved across Nebraska including severe thunderstorms, strong winds, tornados and heavy rains. The storms have caused damages to private and public property and infrastructure.
Whereas, the actions necessary to assist in meeting the emergency conditions and subsequent impacts of these events present a burden on the storm impacted areas and required state resources.
Now, Therefore, under the prov1s10ns of R.R.S. 81-829.40, which confers emergency responsibilities and powers upon the Governor, I, Pete Ricketts, as Governor of the State of Nebraska do hereby declare that a state of emergency exists within the storm affected or impacted areas in the State of Nebraska.
I hereby direct the Nebraska Adjutant General, who also serves as State Disaster Coordinator, to activate appropriate State emergency plans and to take such steps as he deems necessary to meet this emergency, and to continue these actions until such time as the threat to life and property created by this situation has been alleviated.
I further direct or request, State and appropriate Federal agencies to cooperate with and support the Adjutant General of Nebraska upon his request, as may be appropriate and lawful.
I hereby authorize, the Adjutant General of Nebraska to activate such elements of State Government and Emergency Management resources as are appropriate to deal with this emergency and to expend such funds, within the limitations of availability, from the Governor's Emergency Fund to support these actions.
In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and cause the Seal of the State of Nebraska to be affixed this the 28th day of June 2018.
Done at the State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska, this Twenty-Eighth Day of June in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand Eighteen.
John A. Gale
Secretary of State