LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska State Unit on Aging, a unit of the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, has been approved for a $97,205 grant from the Administration for Community Living for Disaster Assistance for eighty counties that were affected by the blizzards and flooding in March.

Those events led to the collapse of the Spencer hydroelectric dam and the increased water release rate from the Gavin’s Point dam. Widespread damage and flooding to public and private infrastructure disrupted vital services to older Nebraskans as towns were evacuated, senior centers lost critical utilities and equipment, roads were impassable, and bridges were severely damaged by ice floes.

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