Nebraska Crisis

Nebraska Extension Cares

Shelter for Livestock

Lancaster Event Center is opening equine and livestock shelter for animals impacted by flooding in the region. Please call ahead of time so they can prepare for you.


RESERVING SHELTER SPACE FOR LIVESTOCK To arrange to bring livestock, the Lancaster Event Center encourages impacted livestock owners to call or email before arrival so preparations can be made to:


Main Office (M-F, 8-4) at 402-441-6545 and ask for Chas or Amy or send an email if preferred.

If office is closed, please contact: Chas Skillett, Operations Manager at cell call/text 402-432-3255 or email cskillett@LancasterEventCenter.org Or Amy Dickerson, Managing Director at cell call/text 402-429-1950 or email adickerson@LancasterEventCenter.org Or LEC Manager on 24/7 Call at 402-429-4536 for after hours inquiries (do not text).

Coping with Stress During a Crisis

For all affected by the weather catastrophe facing Nebraska, please know that our thoughts are with you and the multiple constituencies you serve. Extension has put together ways to cope with stress during this crisis as well as places you can reach out to if you're feeling stressed. Please don't hesitate to reach out.
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Reach Out

The Nebraska Counseling, Outreach and Mental Health Therapy (COMHT) Program, 800-464-0258

Offers no-cost vouchers for confidential mental health services for persons affected by the rural crisis

Nebraska Farm Hotline/Rural Response Hotline, 1-800-464-0258

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Nebraska Extension in Otoe County

Sarah Purcell, Extension Educator, spurcell2@unl.edu

Erin Steinhoff, Extension Assistant, erin.steinhoff@unl.edu

Kelsey Ahrens, Office Manager, kahrens4@unl.edu