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Major Disaster Declared for West Virginia

Posted by feww on June 26, 2016

WV Declared Federal Disaster Area

West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4273)

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of West Virginia in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on June 22, 2016, and continuing.

The worst affected areas so far are Greenbrier, Kanawha, and Nicholas counties.

Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas said damage surveys were continuing in other areas, and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed.

Earlier, states of emergency were declared in 44 of the state’s 55 counties.

About a 1,000 properties have been damaged or destroyed, according to the local residents.

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Federal Disaster Declared for Pennsylvania

Posted by feww on March 24, 2016

UPDATED

Kansas Anderson Creek Fire (FM-5120)

  • Incident period: March 22, 2016
  • Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on March 23, 2016

 

Destructive Weather Events: Major Disaster Declared for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm (DR-4267)

  • Incident period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 23, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the area affected by the severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-23, 2016.

Areas that have sustained severe damage include the following 23 counties: Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Somerset, Westmoreland, and York.

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 funding has also been made available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, said the official report.

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 Declaration Proclaimed for Washington

Posted by feww on February 3, 2016

  • Incident period: December 01, 2015 to December 14, 2015
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 02, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Washington in the areas affected by a severe winter storm, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, mudslides, and a tornado during the period of December 1-14, 2015.

The areas that were hardest hit by the destructive storms include Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum 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.

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 Declaration for Washington

Posted by feww on January 16, 2016

Washington Declared Federal Disaster Area

  • Incident period: November 12, 2015 to November 21, 2015
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 15, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Washington due to severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding Landslides, and Mudslides during the period of November 12 – 21, 2015.

The areas that were hardest hit by the disasters include the counties of Chelan, Clallam, Garfield, Island, Jefferson, Kittitas, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Wahkiakum, and Whitman.

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 in South Carolina

Posted by feww on October 6, 2015

Federal Disaster Declared in South Carolina as Historic Rainfall, Catastrophic Flooding Cause Major Disaster

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of South Carolina in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding that started on October 1, 2015 and continuing.

Areas that are worst affected by the extreme weather events include Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, and Williamsburg counties.

Major damage and losses have also occurred in Berkeley, Clarendon and Sumter counties, according to reports.

The Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be added to the disaster list after the assessments are fully completed.

Major Disaster

  • About 65cm of rain have fallen in parts of South Carolina since Saturday, causing historic and catastrophic flooding.
  • Up to 17 people have been killed in weather-related incidents across the region, most of them in South Carolina.
  • Thousands of people have been evacuated or left their property voluntarily.
  • Tens of thousands of people are without power or drinking water.
  • A total of about 600 roads and bridges have been closed due to inundation and/or damage.
  • Up to 20 dams have burst releasing large amounts of water and causing additional flooding.

Historic rainfall starting to taper off across Carolinas, threat of river flooding continues —NWS

The historic rainfall that has produced catastrophic flooding across the Carolinas is slowly beginning to taper off. Additional rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are possible through Tuesday and moderate to major river flooding is forecast to continue through the remainder of the week.

Federal Disasters 2015

The federal government has proclaimed 37 Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4241] 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 31 Fire Management Assistance Declarations, [FM-5084 to FM-5114] for the year to date.

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Major Disaster Declared in Iowa

Posted by feww on August 3, 2015

Federal Disaster Declared for Iowa

Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4234)

The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Iowa in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of June 20-25, 2015.

The areas that were worst affected by the extreme weather events include Allamakee, Appanoose, Butler, Clayton, Dallas, Davis, Des Moines, Guthrie, Howard, Jefferson, Lee, Lucas, Marion, Mitchell, Monroe, Warren, Wayne, Winneshiek, and Wright counties.

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.

This is the 30th Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4234] proclaimed for a U.S. state/territory. Additionally, the federal government has issued ten Fire Management Assistance Declarations for the year to date.

Fire Management Assistance Declarations (2015)

[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 South Dakota

Posted by feww on July 31, 2015

Federal Disaster Declared for S. Dakota

South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4233)

The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of South Dakota in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of June 17-24, 2015.

The areas that were worst affected by the extreme weather events include the counties of Brule, Buffalo, Fall River, Haakon, Hughes, Jackson, Jerauld, Jones, Lyman, McCook, Oglala Lakota, and Stanley counties, and the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe within Oglala Lakota County.

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.

This is the 29th Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4233] proclaimed for a U.S. state/territory, and the second for Vermont so far this year. Additionally, the federal government has issued eight Fire Management Assistance Declarations for the year to date, as of posting.

Fire Management Assistance Declarations (2015)

[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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Texas Major Disaster Declaration Extended

Posted by feww on June 9, 2015

Federal Disaster Declaration extended to 18 additional counties

The Presidential Disaster Declaration for the state of Texas, which was issued on May 29th, has been amended to include the following counties:  Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Denton, Eastland, Fort Bend, Guadalupe, Henderson, Hidalgo, Johnson, Milam, Montague, Rusk, Smith, Travis, Wichita, Williamson and Wise.

On May 29th, 2015, Individual Assistance was granted to Harris, Hays and Van Zandt counties. Public Assistance was granted to Cooke, Gaines, Grimes, Harris, Hays, Navarro and Van Zandt counties.

The declaration is posted here.

Extreme Weather Events

The extreme weather events have caused historic flooding and spawned tornadoes killing at least 24 people in the Lone Star State and destroying or damaging thousands of homes and vehicles, since May 5.

Governor Abbott extended his Disaster Proclamation of May 11, 2015, declaring States of Disaster in 94 Texas counties on June 3.

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Texas Emergency Disaster Proclamations Expanded

Posted by feww on June 4, 2015

Emergency Disaster Proclamation expanded to 94 Texas Counties

Texas governor has now declared States of Disaster in 94 counties, as extreme weather events and deadly flash flooding leave trails of death and destruction across the state.

Governor Abbott expanded his Disaster Proclamations of May 11, May 15, May 25, May 26 and May 29, 2015, certifying that the extreme weather events have now caused a disaster in 94 Texas counties, he said on his website.

I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued Emergency Disaster Proclamations on May 11, May 15, May 25, May 26 and May 29, 2015, certifying that the severe weather, tornado and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015, has caused a disaster in many Texas counties.  Disaster conditions persist in many parts of the state.

THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I hereby amend these aforementioned proclamations and declare a disaster in Angelina, Archer, Atascosa, Austin, Bastrop, Baylor, Blanco, Bosque, Bowie, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cass, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Collin, Comal, Comanche, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Dewitt, Eastland, Edwards, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Fayette, Fort Bend, Gaines, Garza, Gillespie, Grayson, Grimes, Guadalupe, Harris, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Houston, Jack, Jasper, Johnson, Kaufman, Kendall, Lamar, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Lubbock, Lynn, Madison, Milam, Montague, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Polk, Real, Red River, Refugio, Robertson, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Smith, Somervell, Starr, Tarrant, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Uvalde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Wharton, Wichita, Williamson, Wilson, Wise and Zavala counties.

Federal Disaster Declaration

The Disaster President declared a major disaster for Texas in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding on May 30.

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West Virginia Declared Federal Disaster Area

Posted by feww on May 15, 2015

Major Disaster Declared for West Virginia

West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4219)

The U.S. government has declared a major disaster exists in the State of West Virginia in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of April 3-5, 2015. 

The areas worst affected by the disasters include Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, and Wayne 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 second Major Disaster Declaration proclaimed for W. Virginia so far this year.

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Major Disaster Declared in the State of Mississippi

Posted by feww on January 8, 2015

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC DISASTERS
SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
SCENARIOS: 900, [500,] 477, 444, 111, 088, 066
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Federal Disaster Declared for The  Hospitality State

Mississippi Federal Disaster Declaration (DR-4205)

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi in the area affected by severe storms and tornadoes on December 23, 2014.

The area worst affected by the severe storms and tornadoes is Marion County.

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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Federal Disaster Declared for New York State

Posted by feww on December 23, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC DISASTERS
MAJOR DISASTERS
SEVERE WINTER STORM, SNOWSTORM, FLOODING
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
SCENARIOS: 900, 887, 477, 444, 187, 177, 157, 111, 101, 097, 066, 063, 027, 025, 023
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Major Disaster Declared for The Empire State

New York Federal Disaster Declaration (DR-4204)

The White House has declared federal disaster in New York State due to losses and damage caused by extreme weather and climatic events during the period of November 17 – 26, 2014.

Areas worst affected by severe winter storm, snowstorm, and flooding are the counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Orleans, St. Lawrence, and Wyoming.

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 Declaration Proclaimed for New Mexico

Posted by feww on October 31, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC DISASTERS
MAJOR DISASTERS
REMNANTS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION ODILE
SEVERE FLOODING
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
SCENARIOS 900, 444, 111, 101, 066, 064, 027, 023, 02
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Federal Disaster declared in New Mexico due to damage caused by severe flooding (DR-4199)

“Just weeks after receiving a federal declaration, and a subsequent amendment only days ago adding more counties for July 27-August 5 flooding, a second presidential declaration has been approved, this time providing federal assistance for flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Depression Odile between September 15-26,” said the federal officials.

The new declaration is said to cover  state agencies, tribal governments, certain nonprofits, community ditch associations and other local government entities in Colfax, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Otero, Santa Fe, San Miguel and Sierra counties.

“The flooding between July and September was devastating for many of our communities,” said the State Coordinating Officer.

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.

 Federal Disaster Declarations Since July 2014

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Major Disaster Declared for New Mexico

Posted by feww on October 10, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC HAZARDS
MAJOR DISASTERS
SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
SCENARIOS 900, 444, 111, 101, 066, 027, 023, 02
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Federal Disaster Declared in New Mexico due to Extreme Weather Damage  (DR-4197)

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the the state of New Mexico in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of July 27 to August 5, 2014.

Areas worst affected by the disasters include Guadalupe, Rio Arriba, and San Miguel counties and the Pueblo of Acoma.

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.

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Major Disaster Declared for Kentucky

Posted by feww on October 2, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC HAZARDS
MAJOR DISASTERS
SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING
LANDSLIDES, MUDSLIDES
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
SCENARIOS 900, 444, 111, 101, 066, 027, 023, 022, 09, 02
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Kentucky Declared a Federal Disaster Area after Extreme Weather Damage  (DR-4196)

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides  during the period of August 18-23, 2014.

Areas worst affected by the disasters include Floyd, Johnson, Knott and Pike 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 areas.

Latest Federal Disaster Declarations

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Federal Disaster Declared in Washington

Posted by feww on August 15, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
MAJOR DISASTERS
DESTRUCTIVE WILDFIRES
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
SCENARIOS 444, 111, 101, 023
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Major Disaster Declared for Washington State

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Washington and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by wildfires during the period of July 9 to August 5, 2014.

The worst affected  areas are the county of Okanogan and the Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation.

Damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be designated for assistance after the assessments are fully completed said FEMA.

Latest Federal Disaster Declarations

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Federal Disaster Declared for Florida

Posted by feww on May 7, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
SEVERE STORMS
TORNADOES
STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS
EXTREME RAIN EVENTS
HISTORIC FLOODING
SCENARIO 023
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
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Major Disaster Declared for Florida (DR-4177)

Federal Disaster has been declared in the state of Florida in the areas severely affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding from April 28 to May 6, 2014.

Areas most affected by multiple disasters are the counties of Escambia and Santa Rosa.

The Federal Disaster Declaration follows a State of Emergency Proclamation issued by the state last week.

Gov. Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 panhandle and north Florida counties on April 30, 2014.

The State of Emergency Proclamation included the counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty, Franklin, Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy, and Alachua.

Latest Federal Disaster Declarations

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Federal Disaster Declared in Alabama

Posted by feww on May 3, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
SEVERE STORMS
EXTREME RAIN EVENTS
DEADLY TORNADOES
STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS

HISTORIC FLOODING
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
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Major Disaster declared for Alabama (DR-4176)

Federal disaster has been declared  for the areas in Alabama that are affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding on April 28, 2014 and continuing.

Areas worst affected by multiple disasters are  Baldwin, Jefferson, Lee, and Limestone counties.

Up to 26 inches of rain fell around the Alabama-Florida state line over a two-day period, Tuesday and Wednesday, causing “historic” flooding in Baldwin County, AL, and Escambia County, FL, said The National Weather Service in Mobile.

“Federal funding is also available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for debris removal and emergency work for damage from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in Baldwin, Jefferson, Lee, Limestone and Mobile counties,” said Fema.

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

Governor Robert Bentley on Monday declared a State of Emergency for all Alabama counties as a result of severe weather impacting the state.

“Some of our communities have already experienced significant damage as a result of the tornadoes that began moving through Alabama earlier today,” said Bentley on Monday.

A copy of the Governor’s State of Emergency can be found here.

Latest Federal Disaster Declarations

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Major Disaster Declared in Arkansas

Posted by feww on April 30, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
SEVERE STORMS
DEADLY TORNADOES
FLOODING
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
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White House Declares Federal Disaster in Arkansas (DR-4174)

White House declared a major disaster in the State of Arkansas  in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding on April 27, 2014.

Faulkner County was severely impacted b y severe storms, deadly tornadoes, and flooding.

Damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed, said FEMA.

Latest Major Disaster Declarations

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Major Disaster Declared in Indiana

Posted by feww on April 23, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
SEVERE WINTER STORM
SNOWSTORM
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
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White House Declares Federal Disaster in Indiana (DR-4173)

The 5-0 has declared a major disaster in the State of Indiana in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 5-9, 2014.

Areas worst affected by the disasters are  the counties of Boone, Clay, Hendricks, Huntington, Jasper, Kosciusko, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Noble, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Tipton, Vigo, Wabash, White, and Whitley.

“In addition, federal funding is available to the state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for snow assistance for a continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period in Boone, Clay, Hendricks, Huntington, Jasper, Kosciusko, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Tipton, Vigo, Wabash, and White Counties and a 72-hour period in Noble and Whitley Counties,” said WH in the Disaster Declaration.

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.

Latest Major Disaster Declarations

 

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Major Disaster Declared in Oregon (DR-4169)

Posted by feww on April 7, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
SEVERE WINTER STORM
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
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White House Declares Federal Disaster in  Oregon

The Oval Office Occupant (30) has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Oregon in the ares affected by the severe winter storm during the period of February 6-10, 2014. 

Areas worst affected by the disaster are the counties of Benton, Lane, Lincoln, and Linn.

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

Latest Federal Disaster Declarations

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Major Disaster Declared in Washington State

Posted by feww on April 4, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
FLOODING & MUDSLIDES
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
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White House Declares Federal Disaster in the State of Washington

The Oval Office Occupant (30) has declared a major disaster in the State of Washington  in the area affected by flooding and mudslides beginning on March 22, 2014, and continuing.

The worst affected by the disaster are individuals in Snohomish County, including the Sauk-Suiattle, Stillaguamish, and Tulalip Tribes.

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

Death Toll

The death from mudslide in Oso that wiped out a community om March 22, has risen to at least 30, with 13 people still missing.

Massive walls of mud, rock and debris buried the community destroying dozens of homes after a rain-soaked hillside collapsed above the north fork of Stillaguamish River.

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A 54m (177ft) wall of rain-sodden earth separated from foothills of the Cascade Mountains along the Stillaguamish River, leaving a trail of  mud, rock and debris up to 5m deep. It buried communities  near the town of Oso, north of Seattle.  FIRE-EARTH estimates the slide moved about 50 million tons of mud, rock and debris. Photo: WSDOT, Handout.

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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.

Recent Federal Disaster Declarations

 

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Illinois Declared Federal Disaster Area

Posted by feww on November 27, 2013

Major Disaster Declared for Illinois

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Illinois in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes on November 17, 2013.

The 15 counties worst affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes are Champaign, Douglas, Fayette, Grundy, Jasper, La Salle, Massac, Pope, Tazewell, Vermilion, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, Will, and Woodford.

The White House declaration  makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the disaster areas, said U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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.

Disaster Declared in 13 Illinois Counties

Last week, Gov. Quinn declared a total of  13 counties in Illinois as disaster areas after tornadoes tore through the state, killing at least 6 people and leaving hundreds of others injured. A total of 85 twisters (confirmed by SPC), including two EF4 tornadoes,  which pack 166 mph to 200 mph winds, touched down in the US heartland destroying or damaging hundreds of homes.

Recent Disaster Declarations

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Major Disaster Declared in North Dakota

Posted by feww on November 1, 2013

North Dakota Declared Federal Disaster Area due to Damage Caused by Severe Winter Storm

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of North Dakota due to extensive damage caused by a severe winter storm during the period of October 4-5, 2013.

Areas worst affected by the severe winter storm are the counties of Adams, Bowman, Grant, Hettinger, Morton, Sioux, and Slope, said The White House Office of the Press Secretary.

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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