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Nebraska officials warn residents of scammers during flooding

NORFOLK, Nebraska (KTIV) – Along with an already difficult winter and the most recent severe weather and flood, many communities in the eastern part of the state have been impacted.

River systems in the state are now flooded from rainfall and record melting snowfall.

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is calling the flooding historic.

Many folks have been displaced from their homes temporarily or permanently.

Shelters have been set up to provide short term relief for people, but many people are still without potable water.

While many people have graciously been donating, NEMA is advising folks to be wary of an ongoing social media scam.

“There are some scams targeting donors and we would just urge folks that if you want to help, contact your local emergency management officials, the established volunteer organizations like The Red Cross, The Salvation Army and a variety of other volunteer organizations,” said Bryan Tuma, the Assistant Director of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.

For more information on how to help or donate to flooding victims, visit the American Red Cross’s website.

Danielle Saitta

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