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Pillen Requests Storm Disaster Declaration For Area

Estimated Damages In Panhandle At $10.5 Milion Due To April 6-7 Storm

LINCOLN – Gov. Jim Pillen on Monday requested a federal major disaster declaration for Nebraska counties impacted by winter storm conditions on April 6 and 7. The request includes the following eight counties: Banner, Cheyenne, Dawes, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff and Sioux.

What began with thunderstorms and heavy rains developed into a system that produced freezing rain, snow, strong winds and blizzard conditions.

The most significant damage was to power systems, including downed power lines. The five utility systems affected by the storm reported more than 2,000 power poles were bro...

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