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Federal Disaster Declaration Approved for Kentucky

A disaster declaration has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration for heavy rain and flash flooding in August that swamped roads and forced people from their homes in eastern Kentucky. The declaration opens the door for Kentucky residents …

FEMA Approves Disaster Funding for South Dakota

South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $3.6 million in disaster aid to help communities recover from several June storms, including the tornado in Wessington Spring and flooding in other areas. Funds …

Michigan Governor Declares Disaster in Detroit After Floods

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a state of disaster in the Detroit area after heavy rain caused major road closures, flooded houses and damaged infrastructure. The governor said Wednesday the action will help the state “fully coordinate and maximize …

Small Business Loans Available in South Dakota Disaster Areas

Low-interest Small Business Administration loans are available to South Dakotans hit by flooding or a tornado. SBA has issued a disaster declaration for homes and businesses damaged June 13-20. That makes low-interest loans available in the primary counties of Jerauld …

Wisconsin County Gets Disaster Declaration

Low-interest loans will be available to individuals and businesses that suffered damaged following a string of tornadoes and heavy storms that hit the Grant County, Wis., area last month. Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that the U.S. Small Business Administration …

New Hampshire Governor Seeks Disaster Declaration for April Floods

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is seeking federal help for North Country communities where recent floods caused road and infrastructure damage. Hassan on Thursday asked President Barack Obama to issue a major disaster declaration for the rain and flooding on …

More Arkansas Counties Get Disaster Relief Declaration

Arkansas’ congressional delegation says Gov. Mike Beebe has added 11 counties to the state’s major disaster declaration request to help in the recovery from last month’s deadly storm. The two senators and four U.S. House members say in a news …

Arkansas Requests Disaster Declarations

Members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation are asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency and President Barack Obama to issue additional disaster declarations for areas of Arkansas hit hard by last week’s tornadoes and flooding. Arkansas’ two U.S. senators and four congressmen …

Tornado-Stricken Arkansas County Gets Disaster Declaration

President Barack Obama has approved a major disaster declaration for an Arkansas county hit hardest by a tornado that killed 15 people. Gov. Mike Beebe and the state’s congressional delegation announced Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency designated Faulkner …

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, …