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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 …

Millions in Aid for Drought-Stricken California Promises Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama is offering millions of dollars in aid and other assistance to California farmers, ranchers and communities beset by one of the worst droughts in the state’s history. The federal help will be detailed today by Obama …

Federal Aid Coming After Fall Storms In Texas

President Barack Obama has ordered federal aid to help state and local recovery efforts in areas of Central Texas hit with severe storms and flooding in late October. Obama last week declared a major disaster exists in the area. This …

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 …

Arizona Legislators Ask Obama to Reconsider Fire Aid

Key Arizona legislators are asking President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration’s denial of the state’s request for federal disaster relief for Yarnell for the Yavapai County community’s wildfire damage. The Yarnell Hill Fire that killed 19 members of a …

FEMA Approves Aid For Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast

The Federal Emergency Management Agency reversed its previous decision and approved additional funding to help rebuild the small Texas town where an April fertilizer plant explosion leveled homes, damaged buildings and killed 15 people. President Barack Obama issued a “major …

Obama OKs Disaster Declaration for 10 Iowa Counties

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in 10 eastern Iowa counties hit by storms and flooding in June. The White House says in a news release that Obama signed the declaration Wednesday evening for Allamakee, Benton, Buchanan, …