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18 Kansas Counties Hit by Ice Storm in January to Get Federal Aid

Eighteen Kansas counties affected by a severe ice storm in January will receive federal disaster aid. The Kansas Adjutant General’s office announced that President Donald Trump has granted Gov. Sam Brownback’s request for the disaster declaration. The 18 counties were …

In Washington, Louisiana Governor Seeks More Flood Assistance

Gov. John Bel Edwards is making his sixth trip to Washington to lobby for $2 billion more federal flood aid for Louisiana. The state has received $1.6 billion from Congress so far to respond to the March and August flooding. …

Western Wisconsin to Receive More Federal Flood Disaster Aid

Gov. Scott Walker says the U.S. Small Business Administration will make low-interest disaster loans available for people and businesses in western Wisconsin affected by flash flooding in September. The SBA lists Vernon County, along with the contiguous counties of Crawford, …

RMS: Flood Insurance Uptake Low in Areas Hit Hardest by Louisiana Flooding

Calling the recent flooding event in Louisiana one of the most significant natural disasters in the United States, catastrophe modelling firm RMS said flood insurance participation is low in the parishes most affected by floods. Flooding since Aug. 11 has been particularly …

Federal Disaster Declared in 3 Mississippi Counties After Floods

President Barack Obama has declared a disaster in three Mississippi counties following flooding this month. Residents in the Bolivar, Coahoma and Washington counties can apply for individual assistance, including grants for temporary housing and repairs worth up to $33,000, as …

Obama OKs Disaster Aid for N.J.’s January Snowstorm Damage

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration to help parts of New Jersey recover costs stemming from the blizzard dumped nearly 3 feet of snow in January. The White House says federal funding is available to state and local …

Some Businesses in 7 North Dakota Counties Eligible for Disaster Loans

Small, nonfarm businesses in seven North Dakota counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans to help recuperate from wind and hail damage last June. The U.S. Small Business Administration says eligible counties are Burke, Dunn, McKenzie, …

Obama Approves Disaster Aid for Maryland Snowstorm

Emergency management officials say President Obama has approved Maryland’s request for a disaster declaration after January’s record-breaking snowstorm. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency said in a news release that on March 4, Obama ordered federal aid to supplement state and …

38 Arkansas Counties Declared Disaster Areas Due to Severe Weather

Dozens of Arkansas counties have been declared disaster areas by President Barack Obama after severe weather and flooding inundated the state between December and January. After the president’s disaster declaration on Feb. 5, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management says …

Mississippi Granted Federal Aid for December Storms

Five Mississippi counties hit hard by late December storms and tornadoes are eligible for federal disaster aid. The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in the state, making funds available to people and businesses …