Flood and Emergency Resources

Nebraska Extension Cares  - Assisting Nebraskans through Tough Times

Nebraska Extension Disaster Recovery Resources Web Page

Flood Resources

Rural Resouce List (Stress and Suicide Prevention)

Nebraska Farm Bureau Launches Disaster Relief Fund and Information Exchange Portal 

Disaster Distress Helpline 

Nebraska Family Helpline – 1-888-866-8660
Nebraska Rural Response Hotline – 1-800-464-0258
Boys Town National Helpline -1-800-448-3000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Nebraska Counseling, Outreach and Mental Health Therapy (COMHT) Program, 800-464-0258, offers no-cost vouchers for confidential mental health services for persons affected by the rural crisis 


Drinking Water - Emergency Supply

These publications are six in a series designed to help rural families understand and manage their drinking water wells.

Helping Families and Children Cope with Emergencies

UNL Campus Students

  • The Couple and Family Clinic in the Family Resource Center which is located on East Campus: https://maps.unl.edu/FRC (402-472-5035; thecoupleandfamilyclinic@gmail.com)
  • Counseling and School Psychology Clinic, which is located in the basement of Teachers College (402-472-1152)
  • CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services), which is located in the University Health Center (402-472-7450)
  • If students are unable to go home because of the flooding and live on Campus, please have them talk to their Residence Director, who could assist them in finding accommodations during the break.


At this point, the flood water will have to recede before the damage can viewed and respond. Time duration of the flood water, current and temperature will all have an impact regarding damage. These levels will probably vary quite a bit across the impacted areas. The lack of oxygen from the flood water can really impact the survivability of herbaceous landscape plants that die down after frost, and return in the spring. Trees and shrubs can also be impacted, but the true level of damage may not be realized immediately after the water has receded. It would not be surprising to see delayed damage later on in the year. 

For now, homeowners will be in “wait and see” mode for the flood water to recede and the damage to present itself. Of course, this can be very frustrating to homeowners since many want to do “something” right away.