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For Immediate Release
June 19, 2017

Russ Reno, Public Information Officer, Communications and Legislative Services, 
(office) 402-471-8287 or (cell) 402-450-7318, 

DHHS Says Eastern Nebraska SNAP Recipients
Can Apply to Replace Food Lost from Friday’s Electrical Outages

Lincoln—Eastern Nebraska residents in areas impacted by Friday’s (6/16) tornados and storms who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can apply to replace food lost during electrical outages by contacting the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

SNAP recipients who experienced outages of four hours or longer resulting in spoiled food from the severe storms may apply. Storms largely affected the communities and areas around Norfolk, Columbus, Beatrice, Bellevue, Papillion and Omaha, but residents in other areas also may have lost power and can apply.

Persons must contact DHHS within 10 days, or by June 26. SNAP clients may call ACCESSNebraska at 800-383-4278, or visit a local DHHS office. Omaha-area residents should call 402-595-1258.

Once a recipient’s address is verified, it could take up to four working days for clients to receive their food replacement benefits.