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Tennessee Receives Disaster Declaration for Winter Storms

President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for several counties that were hit hard by winter storms in February. A statement from the White House says the declaration releases federal aid to help with recovery efforts from severe winter weather …

Illinois Senators Propose Changes in Disaster Declaration Process

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin of Illinois are renewing their call for an update of the methods the government uses to determine disaster assistance. The Republican and the Democrat introduced Thursday what they call the Fairness in Federal …

Drought Prompts Disaster Declaration for Most of Nevada

The U.S. Agriculture Department has declared most of Nevada a natural disaster area due to lingering drought. And state water officials say more trouble is brewing for ranchers and farmers in western Nevada where cutbacks have been ordered in irrigation …

West Virginia Counties Offer SBA Drought Disaster Loans

Small businesses and most nonprofits in Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties affected by drought are eligible for federal disaster loans. The two counties are contiguous to one or more counties in West Virginia declared disaster areas following a drought that occurred …

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 …