Jun 19, 2006
Nebraska Like several other Plains states officials, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman spent much of last week touring drought afflicted portions of his state. The tour was one of several steps state officials in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and others were taking to begin the process of opening the door for disaster relief in the form of federal assistance and money. During the tour, Heineman said the dry conditions plaguing the state were serious and he immediately requested disaster declarations for eight counties in Nebraska.