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Federal Disaster Declarations [Listed in August]

Posted by feww on September 1, 2017

All items on the following list, with the exception of Washington South Wenas Fire (FM-5187), were posted on FEMA website on August 31, 2017  [TW – GH]

Disaster Emergency, Federal Disasters Declared for 14 States

Louisiana Tropical Storm Harvey (EM-3382)
Incident Period: August 27, 2017
Emergency Declaration declared on August 28, 2017
Designated Areas: Disaster 3382
Beauregard (Parish), Calcasieu (Parish), Cameron (Parish), Jefferson Davis (Parish), Vermilion (Parish)

Idaho Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides (DR-4333)
Incident Period: May 06, 2017 – June 16, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 27, 2017
Designated Areas: Disaster 4333
Blaine, Camas, Custer, Elmore, Gooding

Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding (DR-4334)
Incident Period: July 19, 2017 – July 23, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 27, 2017
Designated Areas: Disaster 4334
Allamakee, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Mitchell

Texas Hurricane Harvey (DR-4332)
Incident Period: August 23, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 25, 2017
Designated Counties (Individual Assistance):
Aransas, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller, Wharton

West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides (DR-4331)
Incident Period: July 28, 2017 – July 29, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 18, 2017
Designated Areas: Disaster 4331
Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Wetzel

Vermont Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-4330)
Incident Period: June 29, 2017 – July 01, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 16, 2017
Designated Areas: Disaster 4330
Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windsor

New Hampshire Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-4329)
Incident Period: July 01, 2017 – July 02, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 09, 2017
Designated Areas: Disaster 4329
Grafton

Oregon Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides (DR-4328)
Incident Period: January 07, 2017 – January 10, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 08, 2017
Designated Areas: Disaster 4328
Columbia, Deschutes, Hood River, Josephine

Wyoming Flooding (DR-4327)
Incident Period: June 07, 2017 – June 22, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 05, 2017
Designated Areas: Disaster 4327
Fremont, Park

Michigan Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-4326)
Incident Period: June 22, 2017 – June 27, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 02, 2017
Designated Areas: Disaster 4326
Bay, Gladwin, Isabella, Midland

Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Straight-line Winds (DR-4325)
Incident Period: June 12, 2017 – June 17, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 01, 2017
Designated Areas: Disaster 4325
Banner, Box Butte, Butler, Cass, Cuming, Dodge, Douglas, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Morrill, Platte, Polk, Sarpy, Saunders, Sheridan, Sioux, Thurston, Wayne

Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding (DR-4324)
Incident Period: May 16, 2017 – May 20, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 25, 2017
Designated Areas: Disaster 4324
Alfalfa, Beckham, Cherokee, Coal, Cotton, Delaware, Johnston, Le Flore, Murray, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Roger Mills, Washita

North Dakota Flooding (DR-4323)
Incident Period: March 23, 2017 – April 29, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 12, 2017
Designated Areas: Disaster 4323
Benson, Bottineau, Cavalier, McHenry, Pembina, Pierce, Renville, Rolette, Towner, Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, Walsh

New York Severe Winter Storm And Snowstorm (DR-4322)
Incident Period: March 14, 2017 – March 15, 2017
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 12, 2017
Designated Areas: Disaster 4322
Albany, Broome, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Orleans, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster

Washington South Wenas Fire (FM-5187)
Incident Period: June 27, 2017
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on June 28, 2017
Designated Areas: Disaster 5187
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Federal Disaster Declared for Texas

Posted by feww on June 12, 2016

Texas Declared Major Disaster Area

Texas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4272)

  • Incident period: Started May 26, 2016 and Continuing
  • Major Disaster Declaration proclaimed on June 11, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Texas in the areas affected by severe storms and deadly flooding beginning on May 26, 2016, and continuing.

Federal funding have reportedly been made available to affected individuals in Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Travis, Waller, and Washington counties. “Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.”

Federal funding also is available to the state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures in Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Travis, Waller, and Washington 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.

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Major Disaster Declared for the State of Arkansas

Posted by feww on May 7, 2016

Federal Disaster Declared in

Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4270)

  • Incident period: March 08, 2016 to March 13, 2016
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 06, 2016

The federal government has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Arkansas in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of March 8-13, 2016.

The areas that are worst affected include the counties of Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Cleveland, Columbia, Desha,  Lincoln, Ouachita, Phillips, and Prairie.

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 Texas

Posted by feww on March 20, 2016

Federal Disaster Declared for Texas due to Continuing Destructive Weather Events

Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-4266)

  • Incident period: March 07, 2016
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 19, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the state of Texas in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding beginning on March 7, 2016, and continuing.

Areas that have sustained severe damage include Jasper, Newton, and Orange 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.

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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Louisiana Disaster Declaration Expanded

Posted by feww on March 17, 2016

Louisiana disaster declaration to include 16 additional parishes

The White House has approved Louisiana governor’s request to expand the disaster declaration to include 16 additional parishes that have been devastated by destructive weather events.

Seven parishes in Louisiana were declared major disaster areas by the White House on Sunday including Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland and Webster parishes.

However, due to worsening damage caused by the severe storms and historic flooding, thousands of additional homes and businesses have sustained damage in more parishes.

The additional parishes are Beauregard, Bienville, Caddo, Caldwell, DeSoto, LaSalle, Livingston, Madison, Natchitoches, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Union, Vernon, Washington, West Carroll, and Winn.

3 More Arkansas Counties Declared Disaster Areas

Meanwhile, three additional Arkansas counties have been declared disaster areas by Gov. Hutchinson.

The addition of Columbia, Prairie, and Scott counties brings the total to 16.

Record rainfall and sever flooding inundated the state last week, causing substantial damage across the state, especially in the southeast.

The 16 counties so far declared disaster areas include Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Cleveland, Columbia, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, Lincoln, Monroe, Ouachita, Phillips, Prairie and Scott.

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Major Disaster Declaration: Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding

Posted by feww on March 14, 2016

Federal Disaster Declared for Louisiana due to Destructive Weather Events

Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4263)

  • Incident period: March 08, 2016, and continuing
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 13, 2016

Federal government has declared a major disaster exists in the state of Louisiana in the ares devastated by severe storms and flooding beginning on March 8, 2016, and continuing.

Areas that have sustained severe damage include the parishes of Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and Webster.

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 Declaration Proclaimed for Arkansas

Posted by feww on February 6, 2016

Federal Disaster Declared in the State of Arkansas

Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4254)

  • Incident period: December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 05, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Arkansas in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016.

The areas that were hardest hit by the destructive weather events include Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Faulkner, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Little River, Perry, Sebastian, and Sevier counties.

Additionally, federal funding has also been 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 destructive weather events in Benton, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Carroll, Clay, Crawford, Dallas, Drew, Franklin, Greene, Independence, Izard, Lawrence, Little River, Logan, Madison, Marion, Mississippi, Montgomery, Ouachita, Perry, Pike, Polk, Randolph, Scott, Searcy, Stone, Washington, White, Woodruff, and Yell counties.

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.]

Major Disaster Declarations (2016)

 

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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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Ten Billion-Dollar Plus Weather, Climate Disasters Hit U.S. in 2015

Posted by feww on January 9, 2016

Record December elevated 2015 to 2nd warmest year for US 48  —NOAA

The 2015 annual average U.S. temperature was 54.4°F (12.4°C), 2.4°F above the 20th century average, the second warmest year on record.

  • Warmest year for U.S. was  2012  with an average temperature of 55.3°F.
  • 2015 was the 19th consecutive year the annual average temperature exceeded the 20th century average.

The average contiguous U.S. precipitation was 34.47 inches (87.55cm), 4.53 inches above average, and ranked as the third wettest year in the 121-year period of record.

  • Only 1973 and 1983 were wetter.
  • The national drought footprint shrank about 10 percent last year.

Ten weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each occurred  across the United States in 2015. These events included

  • Drought (1 event)
  • Flooding (2)
  • Severe storms (5)
  • Wildfire (1)
  • Winter Storm (1)

The 1980–2015 annual average is 5.2 events (CPI-adjusted); the annual average for the most recent 5 years (2011–2015) is 10.8 events (CPI-adjusted), said NCDC/NOAA.


Additionally, the U.S. experienced five distinct disaster event types in 2015. It is more common to observe three or four disaster event types in a given year. Five or more disaster event types exceeding $1 billion in the same year occurs less frequently (i.e., 2015, 2011, 2008, 1998, 1994 and 1989).

U.S. climate highlights: 2015

  • Florida, Montana, Oregon and Washington were record warm.
  • Alaska, California, and Idaho had their second warmest year.
  • Twenty-one other states were much warmer than average.
  • 14 States were much wetter than average.
  • Oklahoma and Texas were record wet for the year, and became drought free for the first time since 2010.
  • The U.S. Climate Extremes Index (USCEI) for 2015 was 70 percent above average, ranking as the fourth highest annual USCEI in the 106-year record and highest since 2012.

U.S. climate highlights: December 2015

  • December 2015 was record warm for the contiguous U.S., with a temperature of 38.6°F, 6.0°F above the 20th century average.
    • Previous record of 37.7°F was set in 1939.
    • 29 Eastern states had the warmest December on record.
    • No state was record cold.
  • The December precipitation total for the contiguous U.S. was 3.93 inches, 1.58 inches above the 20th century average, ranking as the wettest December on record.
    • Previous record of 3.76 inches was set in 1982.
    • Above-average precipitation occurred across the country
    • 23 States were much wetter than average.
    • Iowa and Wisconsin had a record wet December.

Source: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: National Overview for December 2015, published online January 2016, retrieved on January 9, 2016 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/201512.

 

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Major Disaster Declared for Mississippi

Posted by feww on January 5, 2016

Mississippi Declared Federal Disaster Area

Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4248)

  • Incident period: December 23, 2015 to December 28, 2015
  • Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 04, 2016

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi due to severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 23-28, 2015.

The areas that were hardest hit by the disasters include the counties of Benton, Coahoma, Marshall, Quitman, and Tippah.

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 44 Major Disaster Declaration [DR 4205-4248] for a U.S. state/tribal area/territory so far this year. Additionally, the government has issued three Emergency Declarations, EM-3372 and EM-3374, 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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Federal Emergency Declared for Missouri

Posted by feww on January 3, 2016

Incident period: December 22, 2015 – Emergency Declaration declared on January 02, 2016

The White House has declared a Federal Emergency for the State of Missouri due to the emergency conditions in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding beginning on December 22, 2015, and continuing.

The areas worst affected by the ongoing disasters are the counties of Audrain, Barry, Barton, Bollinger, Boone, Butler, Callaway, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Cedar, Christian, Clark, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Hickory, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jasper, Jefferson, Laclede, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Maries, Marion, McDonald, Miller, Mississippi, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, New Madrid, Newton, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Phelps, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Ralls, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, St. Louis,  Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wright and the independent City of St. Louis.

The Federal Coordinating Officer for federal response 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.

Federal Emergency and Disaster Declarations (2015)

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

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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 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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Latest Major Disaster Declarations

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Federal Emergency Declared for South Carolina

Posted by feww on October 4, 2015

White House declares an emergency exists in the State of South Carolina

South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding (EM-3373)

The White House has declared an emergency exists in the State of South Carolina in all 46 South Carolina counties and the Catawba Nation affected by severe storms and [historic] flooding beginning on October 1, 2015, and continuing.

Torrential rains from a another weather system have triggered severe flooding across large portions of U.S. Southeast and mid-Atlantic states.

  • At least six people have been killed in weather-related incidents.
  • Hundreds of people have been evacuated in Brunswick County, North Carolina due to flooding.
  • Flood and Flash Flood Warnings have been issued.
  • Up to 30 million Americans along the East Coast were under flood watches Saturday amid a “once in 500-year rainfall event.”
  • Charleston’s airport has so far recorded 330mm (13 inches) of rain, breaking a three-day record, NWS reported.
  • Up to 60omm of rain threatens several areas in SC.
  • Tens of thousands of residences are without power, as of posting.

Meanwhile, U.S. Coast Guard pilots continued their search for the cargo ship El Faro which went missing on Saturday, with 33 crew members on board, as Hurricane JOAQUIN moved toward Bermuda.

Potentially historic and life-threatening flooding continues across the Southeast —NOAA

The threat for widespread, catastrophic flooding will continue across parts of the Southeast through the remainder of the weekend, as tropical moisture feeding into an area of low pressure produces moderate to heavy rainfall across the region. Gusty winds are also possible, which could lead to downed power lines.

Hurricane JOAQUIN: at 11:00 PM AST Sat Oct 3
Location: 28.0°N, 68.9°W
Moving: NE at 30 km/hr
Min pressure: 944 mb
Max sustained: 210 km/hr (130 mph)
[NHC/NOAA]

The governors of South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey have declared states of emergency, as of posting, mobilizing the National Guard troops to deal with potential disasters.

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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 in the State of Missouri

Posted by feww on November 1, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC DISASTERS
MAJOR DISASTERS
SEVERE STORMS, STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS, FLOODING
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
SCENARIOS 900, 477, 444, 111, 101, 088, 066, 064, 027, 023, 02
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Federal Disaster declared in Missouri due to damage caused by Extreme Weather Events (DR-4200)

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the the state of Missouri in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during September 9-10, 2014.

Areas worst affected by the extreme weather disasters include the counties of Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Daviess, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Ralls, Shelby, Sullivan, and Worth.

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 in charge of the recovery operations in the affected areas.

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Major Disaster Declared for Montana

Posted by feww on October 11, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC HAZARDS
MAJOR DISASTERS
SEVERE STORMS, STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS, FLOODING
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
SCENARIOS 900, 444, 111, 101, 066, 064, 027, 023, 02
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Federal Disaster Declared in Montana due to Damage by Extreme Weather Events (DR-4198)

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the the state of Montana in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of  August 21 – 25, 2014.

Areas worst affected by the extreme weather disasters include Blaine, Carter, Musselshell, Petroleum, and Valley counties and the Fort Belknap Reservation within Blaine County.

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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Major Disaster Declared for North Dakota

Posted by feww on August 21, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
MAJOR DISASTERS
SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
SCENARIOS 444, 111, 101, 066, 023, 02
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N.D. Declared a Federal Disaster Area after  Severe Storms, Flooding (DR-4190)

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of North Dakota in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of June 25 to July 1, 2014.

Areas worst affected by severe storms and flooding include counties of Benson, Bottineau, Divide, Eddy, McHenry, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, and Ward and the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

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Major Disaster Declaration Proclaimed for Tennessee

Posted by feww on August 15, 2014

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Tennessee Declared Federal Disaster Area

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Tennessee in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of June 5-10, 2014.

Most of the damage caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding has occurred in the counties of Anderson, Bledsoe, Carroll, Decatur, Henry, Hickman, Houston, Lawrence, Lewis, Madison, Marion, Maury, McNairy, Moore, Perry, Roane, Sequatchie, and Tipton.

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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Federal Disaster Declared in Minnesota

Posted by feww on July 23, 2014

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Minnesota Declared Major Disaster Area (DR-4182)

Federal disaster has been declared for the state of Minnesota in 8 counties worst affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the prolonged period of June 11 to July 11, 2014.

Worst of the disaster stricken areas are Chippewa, Freeborn, Jackson, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Renville, and Rock 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 Fema in a statement released by White House.

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Federal Disaster Declared for Iowa

Posted by feww on July 16, 2014

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Iowa Declared Major Disaster Area (DR-4181)

Federal disaster has been declared for the state of Iowa in 9 counties worst affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of June 3-4, 2014.

The disaster stricken areas are Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Mills, Montgomery, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Taylor, and Wayne 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 Fema in a statement released by White House.

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Federal Disaster Declared in Alabama

Posted by feww on May 3, 2014

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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.

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North Carolina Declared Federal Disaster Area

Posted by feww on October 31, 2013

Severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides prompt Major Disaster Declaration for NC

North Carolina has been declared a Federal Disaster Area by the White House due to severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides  that occurred on July 27, 2013.

Severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides have severely affected the counties of Ashe, Avery, Catawba, Lincoln, Watauga and Wilkes, 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.

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Kansas Declared Federal Disaster Area

Posted by feww on October 30, 2013

Severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding prompt Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Kansas

The State of Kansas has been declared a major disaster area by the White House due to severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of July 22 to August 16, 2013.

Severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding have devastated nearly a half of the states 105 counties including Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Dickinson, Edwards, Elk, Ellsworth, Ford, Geary, Greenwood, Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Hodgeman, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Linn, Lyon, Marion, McPherson, Meade, Montgomery, Morris, Ness, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Republic, Rice, Saline, Sumner, Washington, Wilson, and Woodson, 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.

 

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