The powerful storm that slammed Nebraska with a blizzard, tornadoes and flooding rains in early October has prompted the state to seek federal disaster aid.
The storm was one of the most severe to occur nationwide that month.
Gov. Dave Heineman on Friday made the formal request, citing at least $3 million in public damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will weigh the request.
The blizzard in the Panhandle killed more than 2,200 head of cattle and caused widespread damage to trees.
Northeast and southeast Nebraska saw tornadoes, including a rare late-season EF4 tornado that caused extensive damage in Wayne.
South-central Nebraska saw record-setting rains that damaged and, in some cases, washed out roads and bridges. About 5 to 6 inches of rain accompanied the storm in that area.
The declaration, if granted, would reimburse utilities, state and local governments and nonprofits for some of their expenses.
It does not address the great losses sustained by the state's cattle ranchers.
Those types of losses aren't covered by federal disaster rules. Instead, governments in those counties are applying for assistance in cleaning up debris from downed trees.
The nine counties covered by the disaster request: Adams, Dawes, Dixon, Howard, Sheridan, Sherman, Sioux, Thurston and Wayne.