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Major Disaster Declared for the U.S. State of Montana

Posted by feww on May 25, 2016

Montana Declared Federal Disaster Area

  • Incident period: April 15, 2015 to April 16, 2016
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 24, 2016

The federal government has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Montana in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and straight-line winds during the period of April 15-16, 2016.

The areas that are worst affected by the extreme weather events include the counties of in Glacier, Liberty, Pondera, Teton, and Toole.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, officials said.

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Major Disaster Declared for the State of Texas

Posted by feww on April 26, 2016

Texas Declared Federal Disaster Area 

Texas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4269)

The federal government has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Texas in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of April 17-24, 2016.

The areas that are worst affected include the counties of Fayette, Grimes, Harris, and Parker.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide, according to the official declaration.

Damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated subject to the assessments.

Federal Disaster Declarations (2015)

The federal government proclaimed 43 Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4247] for a U.S. state/tribal area/territory in 2015, two Emergency Declarations, EM-3372 and EM-3373 and 34 Fire Management Assistance Declarations [FM-5084 to FM-5117.]

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Major Disaster Declared for Mississippi

Posted by feww on March 26, 2016

Destructive Weather Events: Federal Disaster Declared for The Hospitality State

Mississippi Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4268)

Incident period: Beginning March 09, 2016 and continuing
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 25, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the state of Mississippi in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on March 9, 2016, and continuing.

Areas that have sustained severe damage include the counties of Bolivar, Coahoma, and Washington.

Federal funding has also been made available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide, said the official statement.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Federal Disaster Declarations (2015)

The federal government proclaimed 43 Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4247] for a U.S. state/tribal area/territory in 2015, two Emergency Declarations, EM-3372 and EM-3373 and 34 Fire Management Assistance Declarations [FM-5084 to FM-5117.]

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Major Disaster Declared for Alabama

Posted by feww on January 23, 2016

Alabama declared Federal Disaster Area

  • Incident period: December 23, 2015 to December 31, 2015
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 21, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 23-31, 2015.

The areas that were hardest hit by the disasters include the counties of Autauga, Barbour, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, DeKalb, Elmore, Escambia, Fayette, Franklin, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Lamar, Lawrence, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Perry, Pike, Russell, St. Clair, Walker, and Winston.

Federal Disaster Declarations (2015)

The federal government proclaimed 43 Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4247] for a U.S. state/tribal area/territory in 2015, two Emergency Declarations, EM-3372 and EM-3373 and 34 Fire Management Assistance Declarations [FM-5084 to FM-5117.]

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Major Disaster Declared for Missouri

Posted by feww on January 22, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Missouri in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 23, 2015 to January 9, 2016.

The areas that were hardest hit by the disasters include the counties of Barry, Barton, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Cole, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Jefferson, Laclede, Lawrence, Lincoln, Maries, McDonald, Morgan, Newton, Osage, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Scott, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster, and Wright.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, federal officials said.

Federal Disaster Declarations (2015)

The federal government has proclaimed 45 Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4249] for a U.S. state/tribal area/territory for 2015 disasters including three for Washington. Additionally, three Emergency Declarations, EM-3372 and EM-3374 including one for WA, and 34 Fire Management Assistance Declarations [FM-5084 to FM-5117] including 12 for the state have been issued.

Major Disaster Declarations Since October 2015

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Major Disaster Declared for Idaho

Posted by feww on December 28, 2015

Idaho Declared Federal Disaster Area

Idaho Severe Storm and Straight-line Winds (DR-4246)

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Idaho in the area affected by a severe storm and straight-line winds on November 17, 2015.

The hardest hit areas include the counties of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, and Kootenai and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, federal officials said.

Federal Disaster Declarations (2015)

The federal government has proclaimed 42 Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4246] for a U.S. state/tribal area/territory so far this year. Additionally, the government has issued two Emergency Declarations, EM-3372 and EM-3373, and 34 Fire Management Assistance Declarations, [FM-5084 to FM-5117] for the year to date.

Major Disaster Declarations Since October 2015

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Major Disaster Declared for Texas

Posted by feww on November 26, 2015

Texas Declared Federal Disaster Area

Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4245)

  • Incident period: October 22, 2015 to October 31, 2015
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 25, 2015

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Texas in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of October 22-31, 2015.

The hardest hit areas include the counties of Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy, and Wilson.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, federal officials said.

  • Some 90 Major Disasters Declaration have been declared for the state of Texas since 1953.

Federal Disaster Declarations (2015)

The federal government has proclaimed 41 Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4245] for a U.S. state/tribal area/territory so far this year. Additionally, the government has issued two Emergency Declarations, EM-3372 and EM-3373, and 34 Fire Management Assistance Declarations, [FM-5084 to FM-5117] for the year to date.

Major Disaster Declarations Since October 2015

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Major Disaster Declared in Alaska

Posted by feww on October 31, 2015

Alaska Declared Federal Disaster Area

Alaska Severe Storm (DR-4244)
Incident period: August 27, 2015
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 30, 2015

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Alaska in the areas in the areas affected by a severe storm on August 27, 2015.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Alaska Federal Disasters

This is the 23rd Federal Disaster Declaration for the state since 2000.

Federal Disasters 2015

The federal government has proclaimed 40 Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4244] for a U.S. state/tribal area/territory so far this year. Additionally, the government has issued two Emergency Declarations, EM-3372 and EM-3373, and 33 Fire Management Assistance Declarations, [FM-5084 to FM-5116] for the year to date.

Major Disaster Declarations Since August 2015

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De Facto 2°C Global Climate Target = 2 Inch Hole in the Head

Posted by feww on October 9, 2015

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More flooding to hit SC disaster areas: Gov. Haley

South Carolina’s governor has urged tens of thousands of people in low-lying areas near the coast to evacuate Thursday before a wall of floodwater moving toward the Atlantic inundates large swathes of the state for the next 12 days.

Gov. Nikki Haley, speaking at a news conference in Summerville, warned residents in flood-prone areas of four counties—Dorchester, Charleston, Georgetown and Williamsburg—to “strongly consider evacuating.”

“Don’t underestimate the power of water,” she said.

The warning covers the low-lying area near the rising Waccamaw, Santee and Edisto rivers, and includes the 10,000 residents of Georgetown.

Flooding is expected in Georgetown in the next 12 hours, followed by Jamestown and the Givens Ferry area in the next 72 hours, said Haley on Thursday.

  • The flooding could effect more than 300,000 people, according to various models.
  • Several rounds of flooding since Saturday may have already cost South Carolina at least $300 million in crop losses, said a senior official.
  • Senator Lindsey Graham has warned total cost of the ongoing disasters could exceed $1 billion.
  • 17 of the 19 weather-related deaths during the ongoing catastrophe across the region have occurred in South Carolina.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has issued the following forecast for the region:

Isolated severe thunderstorms possible for parts of Mid-Atlantic

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening across portions of Mid-Atlantic States. Strong wind gusts will be the primary concern with any thunderstorms that develop.

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Major Disaster Declared in California Wildfire

Posted by feww on September 23, 2015

Federal Disaster Declared in Lake County after Valley Fire Destroys about 2,000 Structures

California Valley Fire (DR-4240) Incident period: September 12, 2015 Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 22, 2015

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in Lake County, California after the so-called Valley Fire wildfire destroyed nearly 2,000 structures, mostly homes, killing at least three civilians and injuring four fire crews.

  • County: Lake, Napa and Sonoma Counties
  • Acres Burned – Containment: 76,067 acres – 79% contained
  • Structures Still Threatened: 3,043 residential
  • Total Fire Personnel: 3,303

California Gov had already issued two States of Emergency proclamations this month for four counties, one  for Lake and Napa counties due to the effects of the Valley Fire, and the other  for Amador and Calaveras counties due to the devastation caused by Butte Fire wildfire.

Brown had also proclaimed a state of emergency in northern California last month due to the wildfires.

Butte Fire

Meanwhile another deadly fire called Butte Fire has destroyed about 600 homes and businesses as well as hundreds of outbuildings, killing at least 2 civilians.

  • County: Amador & Calaveras Counties
  • Acres Burned – Containment: 70,868 acres – 82% contained
  • Structures Still Threatened: 6,400
  • Total Fire Personnel: 2,630

Tassajara Fire

A smaller wildfire called  Tassajara Fire has burned 1,086 acres – 75% contained  – since Saturday, killing one civilian and destroying  12 residences  and 8 outbuildings, with 1 residence damaged.

  • Total Fire Personnel: 779
  • Evacuations: An Evacuation Order still remains in effect within the fire perimeter.

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Major Disaster Declared in Kentucky

Posted by feww on August 14, 2015

Kentucky Declared Federal Disaster Area

Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4239)

The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of July 11-20, 2015.

The areas that are worst affected by the extreme weather events include Bracken, Breathitt, Carroll, Carter, Clay, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Magoffin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owsley, Perry, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Spencer, Trimble, Washington, and Wolfe counties.

The latest Federal Disaster Declaration is the fourth major disaster declaration for Kentucky since April.

The government has proclaimed 35 Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4239] for a U.S. state/tribal area/territory so far this year. Additionally, the federal government has issued 14 Fire Management Assistance Declarations for the year to date.

Fire Management Assistance Declarations (2015)

[FM-5097] 08/13/2015 Oregon Cornet and Windy Ridge Fire Complex
[FM-5096] 08/09/2015 Oregon Krauss Lane Fire
[FM-5095] 08/09/2015 Arizona Willow Fire
[FM-5094] 08/04/2015 Washington Highway 8 Fire
[FM-5093] 08/02/2015 California Rocky Fire
[FM-5092] 07/30/2015 Oregon Stouts Creek Fire
[FM-5091] 07/23/2015 California Wragg Fire
[FM-5090] 07/20/2015 Washington Blue Creek Fire
[FM-5089] 07/20/2015 California North Fire
[FM-5088] 07/06/2015 Idaho Cape Horn Fire
[FM-5087] 06/29/2015 Washington Sleepy Hollow Fire
[FM-5086] 06/17/2015 Arizona Kearney River Fire
[FM-5085] 06/16/2015 Alaska Card Street Fire
[FM-5084] 06/15/2015 Alaska Sockeye Fire

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Major Disaster Declared in Guam

Posted by feww on June 8, 2015

Guam Declared Federal Disaster Area

Guam Typhoon Dolphin (DR-4224)

The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the Territory of Guam in the area affected by Typhoon Dolphin during the period of May 13-16, 2015. 

Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the territory and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Major Disaster Declared for Oklahoma

Posted by feww on May 27, 2015

Oklahoma Declared Federal Disaster Area

Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4222)

The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Oklahoma and in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 5-10, 2015.

The areas worst affected by the disasters include Cleveland, Grady, and Oklahoma counties.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments, said the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations.

This is the 18th Major Disaster Declaration proclaimed for the contiguous U.S., so far this year.

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Major Disaster Declared for Kentucky

Posted by feww on May 1, 2015

Kentucky Declared Federal Disaster Area

Kentucky Severe Winter Storms, Snowstorms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4216)

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the areas affected by the severe winter storms, snowstorms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of February 15-22, 2015.

Areas worst affected by the severe winter storms, snowstorms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides include the counties of Boyd, Boyle, Caldwell, Estill, Floyd, Jackson, Jessamine, Knott, Lawrence, Lee, Lyon, Menifee, Morgan, Pike, Powell, Simpson, Taylor, Washington, and Wolfe.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.

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Major Disaster Declared for Connecticut

Posted by feww on April 9, 2015

Connecticut Declared Federal Disaster Area

Connecticut Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm (DR-4213)

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Connecticut due to the damage and losses caused by a a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 26-28, 2015.

Areas in the Constitution State [“Corrupticut”] that have been worst affected by the severe winter storm and snowstorm are New London, Tolland, and Windham counties.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.

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Major Disaster Declared for Rhode Island

Posted by feww on April 5, 2015

Rhode Island Declared Federal Disaster Area

Rhode Island Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm (DR-4212)

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Rhode Island due to the damage and losses caused by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 26-28, 2015.  

Areas in Little Rhody that have been worst affected by the severe winter storm and snowstorm are the counties of Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, and Washington.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.

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Major Disaster Declared for Vermont

Posted by feww on February 4, 2015

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC DISASTERS
MAJOR DISASTERS
SEVERE WINTER STORM
SCENARIOS: 900, 887, 477, 444, 187, 177, 157, 111, 101, 097, 066, 063, 027, 025, 023
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The Green Mountain State Declared a Federal Disaster Area

Vermont Severe Winter Storm (DR-4207)

The White House has declared the state of Vermont a Federal Disaster Area due to losses and damage caused by a severe winter storm during the period of December 9-12, 2014.

Areas worst affected by severe winter storm include Addison, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, and Windsor counties.

The Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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‘Major Disaster Declartion’ Declared for NC

Posted by feww on April 1, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION
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North Carolina Declared Federal Disaster Area

The White House has signed Major Disaster Declaration for North Carolina following the damage caused by a severe winter storm during the period of March 6-7, 2014.

The worst of the damage occurred in Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, and Randolph counties.

For previous Federal/ Major Disaster Declarations, search blog content.

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Major Disaster Declared for South Carolina (DR-4166)

Posted by feww on March 13, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
CLIMATE RELATED DISASTERS
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION

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Major Disaster Declaration For South Carolina – March 12, 2014

The White House has declared South Carolina a Federal Disaster Area due to a severe winter storm that struck the state during the period of February 10-14, 2014.

The severe winter storm caused widespread losses and damage across at least 21 counties throughout the Palmetto State.

Areas worst affected by the  storm were the counties of Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Berkeley, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Colleton, Dillon, Dorchester, Edgefield, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Marion, Orangeburg, Saluda, Sumter, and Williamsburg.

The above Federal Disaster Declaration (ref: DR-4166) is in addition to an earlier Presidential Disaster Declaration declared  on February 12, 2014 (ref: EM-3369) for all counties of the State of South Carolina.

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Oklahoma Declared Major Disaster Area

Posted by feww on January 31, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
STATE OF EMERGENCY

MAJOR DISASTER AREAS
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White House Declares Oklahoma Federal Disaster Area 

The White House has declared a major disaster in the State of Oklahoma in the areas affected by the severe winter storm during the period of December 5-6, 2013.

The areas worst affected by the severe winter storm are the counties of Choctaw, Le Flore, McCurtain, and Pushmataha.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said FEMA.

Recent Federal Disaster Declarations

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Vermont Declared Major Disaster Area

Posted by feww on January 31, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
STATE OF EMERGENCY

MAJOR DISASTER AREAS
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White House Declares Vermont Federal Disaster Area

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Vermont in the areas affected by severe winter storms during the period of December 20-26, 2013.

The areas worst affected by the severe winter storm are the counties of Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Orleans.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said FEMA.

Recent Federal Disaster Declarations

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Major Disaster Declared for Alaska

Posted by feww on January 24, 2014

EXTREME CLIMATIC EVENTS
MAJOR DISASTERS
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Alaska Declared Federal Disaster Area

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Alaska  in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of November 5-14, 2013.

Much of the facilities and infrastructure were damaged or destroyed by the severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding in the areas of the Bering Strait Regional Education Attendance Area (REAA), Fairbanks North Star Borough, Lower Kuskokwim REAA, and the Lower Yukon REAA, said the White House in a statement.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said Fema.

Major Flood Disaster in the Kenai Peninsula Borough

On January 16, 2014 the White House declared Alaska a Major Disaster Area due to flooding in the Kenai Peninsula Borough during the period of October 27-28, 2013.

Recent Federal Disaster Declarations

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Major Disaster Declared For Arkansas

Posted by feww on January 10, 2014

State of Arkansas Declared Federal Disaster Area

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the state of Arkansas in the area affected by a severe winter storm during the period of December 5-6, 2013.

A severe winter storm destroyed or damaged facilities in the counties of Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Newton, Polk, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sharp, and Van Buren.

Damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be designated as disaster areas, said FEMA.

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Texas Declared Federal Disaster Area

Posted by feww on December 22, 2013

Major disaster declared in Texas due to severe storms and flooding

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Texas in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of October 30-31, 2013.

State officials had previously estimated the damage at less than the $35 million threshold required for federal aid, but revised their estimates for the damage to government facilities to more than $100 million in November.

The Halloween floods  killed at least five people and destroyed hundreds of homes in central Texas.

The worst affected areas include the counties of Caldwell, Hays, and Travis.

“The vast majority of damage to public facilities, such as parks and roads, was in the city of Austin and Travis County along Onion Creek, which rapidly flooded after heavy overnight rain,” said a report.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said FEMA in a statement.

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Federal Disaster Declared in California

Posted by feww on December 14, 2013

Disaster President Declares California Federal Disaster Area

The White House has declared California a Major Disaster Area in the area affected by the Rim Fire during the period of August 17 to October 24, 2013.

RIM FIRE became the 3rd largest wildfire in California history after burning at least 246,350 acres (997km², or 385mi²), including about 7 percent of Yosemite’s backcountry.

Federal funding, while they last, is being made available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the Rim Fire in Tuolumne County.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said FEMA.

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