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Jim Freeman tries to saw through thick ice slabs on his property in Fremont, Neb., Thursday, March 14, 2019, after the ice-covered Platte River flooded it's banks. Evacuations forced by flooding have occurred in several eastern Nebraska communities. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Grand Island Community Foundation announced Thursday that it has established a disaster relief fund for Central Nebraska. Heavy rain and blizzard conditions have caused major flooding in local communities such as Dannebrog, Boelus and St. Paul.

Funds will be available for the local area to assist with relief related to the flooding.

“This is the time for communities to come together and for neighbors to help neighbors. The devastation in our area is unlike anything that we have seen before,” said Melissa DeLaet, CEO of the Grand Island Community Foundation.

Those wishing to contribute to the fund can do so at www.gicf.org. The foundation will be in contact with local communities to distribute the funds.

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