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Montana Governor Wants Disaster Declaration Over Flooding

Gov. Steve Bullock is asking President Barack Obama to issue a federal disaster declaration for Montana due to widespread flooding and ice jams last month. Bullock’s letter, dated Friday, explains that unusually high amounts of precipitation fell over the winter …

Presidential Disaster Declaration Issued for Vermont’s Snowstorms

President Barack Obama has issued a major disaster declaration to help Vermont recover expenses from December’s severe snowstorms. The declaration on Wednesday triggers the release of federal money to cover some of the emergency work and repairs to damage caused …

President Declares Disaster for Texas Flooding

Federal aid will head to Texas now that President Obama has declared a disaster area as a result of severe storms and flooding that hit the state during the period of Oct. 30-31, 2013. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s …

New Mexico County, Navajo Nation Added To Declaration

One New Mexico county and the Navajo Nation have been added to a federal disaster declaration that stemmed from severe storms and flooding this past summer. Federal officials say Sierra County and the Navajo Nation are now eligible to apply …

Governor: Disaster Cited For Alaska Area Hit By Storms

Governor Sean Parnell has declared coastal western Alaska areas ravaged by storms state disaster zones. The governor made the announcement after meeting with residents in the Northwest Arctic Borough, Bering Straits Regional Education Attendance Area, and Lower Yukon. A series …

President Signs South Dakota Blizzard Disaster Declaration

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration allowing 14 South Dakota counties and two American Indian reservations to get federal financial help to recover from the early October blizzard that closed roads, downed power lines and killed thousands of …

Disaster Declaration For New Mexico June Storms, Flooding

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for parts of New Mexico for June storms and flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that federal disaster aid is being made available to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts. …

Disaster Declaration For New Mexico’s Santa Clara Pueblo

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for New Mexico’s Santa Clara Pueblo. Friday’s move frees up federal aid to supplement the tribe’s efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding in July. The disaster declaration provides …

Flooding Another ‘Unprecedented’ Event for Colorado

Another disaster plaguing the state, widespread flooding in Colorado is being viewed as an “unprecedented” event in which losses will take quite some time to calculate – although there are more immediate lessons to be learned. Thousands are missing, tens …

Brewer Appeals Disaster Denial For Yarnell Fire

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is appealing denial of disaster assistance  from the federal government for the wildfire that killed 19 firefighters and destroyed more than 100 homes in Yarnell in June. The governor on Wednesday said that the uninsured damage has …