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Texas Governor Renews Hurricane Harvey Disaster Declaration

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has extended the disaster declaration for 60 counties impacted by Hurricane Harvey last year. Abbott first issued a disaster declaration on Aug. 23, 2017, for Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, …

Five Vermont Counties Get Disaster Declarations for May Storms

President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for five Vermont counties that were damaged during severe storms in early May. Republican Gov. Phil Scott says that a preliminary damage assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency identified almost $1.3 …

Wildfires Bring Disaster Declaration in Kansas, Burn Ban in Nebraska

Gov. Jeff Colyer issued a disaster declaration for three wildfires currently burning in central Kansas. State officials announced that Rice County officials have asked for help from the Kansas National Guard to fight the fires. Colyer says the Guard will …

Louisiana Disaster Declarations in Last 18 Months Involved Nearly 90% of Parishes

With hurricane season fast approaching, the Louisiana Department of Insurance is pointing out that in the last 18 months, nearly 90 percent of the state’s parishes have been included in major disaster declarations. The LDI is advising policyholders to take …

Drought in 6 Louisiana Parishes Leads to Disaster Declarations

Six Louisiana parishes have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by recent drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the designation to Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Madison, Richland and Tensas parishes on Nov. 23, …

Texas Tornadoes, Midwest Flooding Leave at Least 24 Dead

At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in strong tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area and caused substantial damage this weekend, while 13 people died in flooding in the Midwest. It was the latest of a succession …

15 Texas Counties Receive Disaster Declarations from October Storms

Fifteen Texas counties have been declared state disaster areas after October storms and flooding left seven people dead. Gov. Greg Abbott’s disaster declaration covers Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy and Wilson …

Kansas to Receive Federal Disaster Aid; Missouri Seeks Declaration

President Barack Obama has signed a federal disaster declaration that will free up federal funds to help Kansas recover from recent spring storms. Meanwhile, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is asking the federal government to declare a major disaster for 69 …

Weather Damage to Nebraska’s Public Infrastructure Exceeds $13.5M

Nebraska emergency officials say recent severe weather has caused more than $13.5 million in damage to roads, bridges and other public infrastructure. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency said that the damage was caused in 12 counties that were just designated …

Disaster Declared in 9 Arkansas Counties Following Storms

President Barack Obama has issued a disaster declaration for nine Arkansas counties because of recent storms, tornadoes and flooding. The declaration makes federal funds available for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans and other programs for individuals in Crawford, …