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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 …

Trump Approves Disaster Assistance for New Hampshire

President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued a major disaster declaration for New Hampshire and will provide federal emergency assistance following severe storms that hit the state last month. The storms dropped more than an inch of rain per hour. About …

New York’s U.S. Senators Urge Quick Federal Action on Flooding

New York’s U.S. senators are urging officials in Washington to quickly approve a disaster declaration for areas along Lake Ontario affected by recent floods. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both Democrats, said that they have written to the Federal Emergency …

Oregon’s Largest City Requests $3.2M in Federal Disaster Aid For Storms

The Oregon city of Portland is asking for over $3.2 million in federal disaster aid to cover costs related to the city’s record-setting snow and ice storms in January. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the city gave Multnomah County an initial damage …