LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Tornadoes and thunderstorms that pummeled Nebraska last month caused an estimated $13.2 million in damage to roads, bridges, utilities and other public property, a state emergency spokeswoman said Thursday.
State officials will use the preliminary estimates when applying for federal assistance to cover the damage in 12 counties, said Jodie Fawl, a spokeswoman for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska's surging economy will slow enough this year for the rest of the nation to catch up, a state business council said in a report released Friday.
The Nebraska Business Forecast Council predicts the U.S. economy as a whole will outpace Nebraska's for the remaining months of 2014. Nebraska has enjoyed strong growth in farming and home construction in recent years.