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By Pete Ricketts
Nebraska Governor 

When Disaster Strikes, Nebraskans Show Up


Grit and determination.  Readiness to help at a moment’s notice.  Willingness to work long and hard.  Steadfastness in the face of difficulty. 

These are the qualities that define us as Nebraskans.  And we saw them on full display last month as our state battled the worst fires in a decade.

On the evening of April 22nd, 16 fires broke out throughout Nebraska.  They were brought on by a combination of drought, low humidity, and gusty winds.  These dangerous conditions caused the wildfires to spread quickly and unpredictably.  This came on the heels of a massive fire in Arapahoe ju...

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