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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 …

Disaster Declaration Approved for Connecticut’s Tornado Recovery

U.S. President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Connecticut following severe storms that included four tornadoes. The tornadoes touched down in six towns in Connecticut during the May 15 storms. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked the federal …

Disaster Declaration Approved for March Storm in New Jersey

President Trump has granted a major disaster declaration for the state of New Jersey for damage stemming from the severe winter storm and snowstorm March 6-7. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the declaration issued Friday will release federal funds …

12 Arizona Counties Re-Designated Natural Disaster Areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the re-designation of 12 Arizona counties as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by recent drought. The Mohave Valley Daily News reported farmers in eligible counties have eight months to …

Kansas Governor Issues Wildfire Disaster Declaration

Forecasters are warning of a high risk of wildfires after one blaze burned 10,000 hay bales in the southwest part of the state. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer signed an emergency disaster declaration Sunday when the large bales burned a half …

Two More Counties Added to New York’s Lake Flooding Disaster Declaration

New York officials say two more counties that sustained extensive shoreline damage from Lake Ontario flooding last year are now eligible for federal recovery aid. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, all Democrats, announced Friday …

Tribe in New Mexico Requesting Federal Disaster Declaration for Flooding

New Mexico’s congressional delegation is asking the federal government for help as a Native American community in the state is recovering from the effects of severe weather and flooding. The delegation says a storm in early October damaged roads, bridges …