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Disaster Relief for 9 Counties Sought by Tennessee Governor

Gov. Bill Haslam is requesting a presidential disaster declaration for nine Tennessee counties affected by extreme winter weather last month. The federal assistance programs would provide access to a 75 percent reimbursement of the eligible costs to Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, …

Disaster Declaration for Deadly Washington Landslide

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster for damage caused by a deadly landslide in Washington state and officials say those affected should begin registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency immediately. The declaration makes programs available to help …

North Carolina Receives Disaster Declaration Due to Winter Storm

President Obama has declared a major disaster in North Carolina for damage caused by a winter storm in nine counties in early March. Obama signed the declaration Monday for Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person and Randolph counties. …

Idaho’s Elmore County Declared Disaster Area by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has added a southern Idaho county to its list of Idaho regions considered natural disaster areas because of drought. The department designated Elmore County a primary natural disaster area, making farmers and ranchers in the …

South Carolina Governor Seeks Storm Disaster Declaration

State forestry officials say last month’s winter storm damaged $360 million worth of trees in South Carolina. The Forestry Commission said Wednesday that about 1.5 million acres of land in a 70-mile wide swath across the state was heavily damaged …

New Mexico County Declared Disaster Area Due to Drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Lea County a natural disaster area, making drought-stricken farmers and ranchers in the area eligible for assistance. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the designation on Tuesday, saying he and President Obama are committed …

Disaster Declarations in 11 States Due to Drought

Federal officials have designated portions of 11 drought-ridden western and central states as primary natural disaster areas, highlighting the financial strain the lack of rain is likely to bring to farmers in those regions. The announcement by the U.S. Department …

FEMA Rejects Major Disaster Declaration for Indiana

Gov. Mike Pence says the federal government has rejected Indiana’s request that Howard County be declared a major disaster area because of damage from last month’s tornadoes and severe storms. Pence said Wednesday he has ordered the Indiana Department of …

Governor Adds Another 6 Illinois Counties to Disaster Area

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is adding another six counties to the state’s disaster declaration after strong weekend storms blew across the region. The move was announced early Tuesday and brings the total number of counties given the designation to 13. …

Quinn Declares Seven Illinois Counties as Disaster Areas

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is declaring seven Illinois counties as disaster areas after massive storms packing funnel clouds ripped through the state. The governor’s office says Monday that the declaration area covers Champaign, Grundy, LaSalle, Massac, Tazewell, Washington and Woodford …