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3 Weeks Later, Alabama Awaits Federal Relief for Zeta Damage

More than three weeks after Hurricane Zeta barreled across the Southeast and left destruction in its wake, Alabama is still waiting on a federal disaster declaration and the emergency relief that comes with it, according to state and federal agencies. …

18 North Carolina Counties Receive Disaster Declaration for February Storms

A disaster declaration for 18 North Carolina counties damaged by unusual winter thunderstorms and tornadoes means local governments will get help from Washington to pay for the cleanup. President Donald Trump has granted Gov. Roy Cooper’s request for a federal …

Wisconsin Governor Seeking Federal Disaster Declaration for 3 Counties

Gov. Tony Evers has submitted a federal emergency declaration for three southeastern Wisconsin counties for $10 million in damage caused along the shore of Lake Michigan by winter storms last month. Evers asked President Donald Trump’s administration for the declaration …

Federal Disaster Declaration for North Carolina Counties Hit by Dorian

President Donald Trump has approved a request from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper for public assistance for 14 counties affected by Hurricane Dorian. The major disaster declaration, approved Friday, allows impacted counties to receive support from FEMA’s public assistance program, …

Federal Disaster Declared for 6 Imelda-Impacted Texas Counties

Texas officials say a federal disaster declaration has been granted for six Southeast Texas counties that sustained severe flooding caused last month by the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda. Gov. Greg Abbott says the disaster declaration will help provide federal …

Feds Grant Oklahoma Tribe Disaster Designation Following Storms

The Oklahoma-based Muscogee (Creek) Nation has received a federal disaster designation to help it recover from damage caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in May and June. The declaration was announced by the White House and makes federal funding …

Massachusetts Governor to Seek Disaster Declaration for Cape Cod Tornado

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says he’ll seek a federal disaster declaration to support cleanup and recovery efforts on Cape Cod after a tornado and high winds caused extensive damage and knocked out power to tens of thousands. The Republican on …

Illinois Governor Asks Residents to Report Flood Damage

Illinois Gov. J.D. Pritzker is urging residents of his state to report flood damage to their county’s emergency management agencies. He says such action will increase the likelihood the state will qualify for federal disaster aid. According to the governor’s …

Upstate New York Prepares as Lake Ontario Water Rises Again

Emergency officials in upstate New York are again preparing for possible flooding along Lake Ontario. Niagara County’s director of emergency services, Jonathan Schultz, says lake levels have risen about five inches in 10 days. Recent heavy rains, seasonal thaw and …

Pennsylvania Governor Declares Disaster After Recent Floods

Days after touring areas of eastern Pennsylvania that were hard-hit by flooding, Governor Tom Wolf has signed a “disaster emergency” proclamation for the area. Friday’s move allows the state to ask for a federal disaster declaration and seek funding for …