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President Declares 12 Texas Counties Major Disaster Areas

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in 12 Texas counties throughout the state that suffered severe flooding last month during heavy rainfall. The declaration, approved on June 11, covers Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, …

Disaster Declaration for 12 Arkansas Counties

President Barack Obama has declared a disaster for a dozen Arkansas counties affected by severe weather in early March. The White House announced the disaster declaration Friday for Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Cleveland, Columbia, Desha, Lincoln, Ouachita, Phillips, and …

Southeast Texas Floods Bring Federal Disaster Declaration

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in three Texas counties following severe storms including tornadoes and flooding earlier this month. The declaration covers Jasper, Newton and Orange counties in southeast Texas. It enables residents to received federal grants …

Federal Disaster Declaration Approved for Missouri

President Barack Obama approved a major disaster declaration for 33 Missouri counties damaged by severe weather and flooding in late December and early January. The declaration makes assistance programs available to eligible residents for such things as temporary housing and …

Obama Nominates South Carolina Insurance Head to NARAB Board of Directors

President Barack Obama has nominated South Carolina Department of Insurance Director Raymond G. Farmer to serve as a member on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers (NARAB) for a period of one year. …

Washington Wildfire Disaster Declaration Approved by President

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in the state of Washington following this summer’s wildfires and mudslides. The disaster declaration makes federal money available to state and local governments as well as Native American tribes to repair …

Disaster Area Declared for Colorado Following Flooding

President Barack Obama has declared that a major disaster exists in Colorado and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides in early summer. The Denver Post …

Earthquake Warning System in Obama Budget Pleases Lawmakers

President Barack Obama’s recommendation to spend $5 million next year on an early earthquake warning system for the West Coast represents a significant breakthrough, congressional supporters of the project said. It’s the first time Obama has included funding for the …

Federal Aid OK’d For New Mexico Storm, Flood Damage

Local governments and some other entities in New Mexico are now eligible for federal assistance to recover from flooding and storm damage suffered during last summer. The White House says a disaster declaration by President Barack Obama applies to state, …

South Dakota Lawmakers Seek Federal Help for Flooding and Tornado

South Dakota’s three members of Congress have asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for three counties hit last month by a tornado and flooding. In a letter to the president, Rep. Kristi Noem and Sens. Tim Johnson …