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Biden Approves Disaster Declaration for Maryland Related to Tropical Storm

President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration for Maryland and ordered federal assistance for recovery effort in areas affected by Tropical Storm Isaias in August. Federal funding will be available to state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations …

Governor Hogan Asks for Federal Disaster Declaration in Three Maryland Counties

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan requested a major disaster declaration from the federal government to help communities in three counties hit by Tropical Storm Isaias last month. If granted, it would provide financial help to Calvert, Dorchester and St. Mary’s counties …

High Court to Decide Lawsuit Seeking End to Pennsylvania Disaster Order

Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday granted the Democratic governor’s request and took over a lawsuit by legislative Republicans that could end his pandemic shutdown order. The Supreme Court announced it will decide the case filed by Senate Republicans, seeking to …

Dam Failures Cause $200M in Damage; Michigan Seeks Disaster Declaration

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is requesting a federal disaster declaration for the Midland area, where a failure of two dams destroyed 150 houses and caused more than $200 million in damage. Under a disaster declaration, Whitmer said she hopes to …

Disaster Declaration Sought; Stay-Home Order Underway in Maine

Maine Governor Janet Mills requested a federal disaster declaration Wednesday as the state recorded two more COVID-19 deaths, dozens more people tested positive, and the start of a “stay-at-home” order neared. If approved, the declaration would open the door to …

9 Tornadoes Confirmed in North Texas Outbreak; Insured Losses Pegged at $2B

The National Weather Service says nine tornadoes struck the Dallas area during Sunday’s stretch of severe storms in Texas. Forecasters confirmed the twisters Tuesday after surveying damage throughout North Texas. The strongest of the tornadoes hit the heavily populated north …

Trump Declares Disaster in Six Vermont Counties

President Donald Trump has made a disaster declaration for Vermont’s Bennington, Essex, Orange, Rutland, Washington and Windsor counties for flooding in April. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says a preliminary assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency identified more than $2 …

Texas Governor Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration After Severe Weather, Flooding

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has asked President Donald Trump for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Texas counties heavily impacted by recent severe weather and flooding that caused widespread damage across the state. Additional Texas counties may be added to the …

With Central, South Texas Awash in Water Governor Issues Disaster Declaration

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a State Disaster Declaration for 18 Texas counties impacted by recent severe weather and flooding that has caused widespread property damage and threatened loss of life. The governor’s declaration comes as rain continues to …

Disaster Declaration Approved for Flash Flood Recovery in New York

President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for upstate New York counties hit by severe flash flooding in August. The declaration signed Monday by the Republican will allow the counties to apply for federal financial assistance to cover the …