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Texas Delegation Requests $19B in Additional Harvey Aid

The Texas congressional delegation asked Thursday for $19 billion to help the Lone Star State recover from Harvey, with both Republicans and Democrats teaming up behind a request to repair water projects and help homeowners and communities rebuild from the …

After Hurricanes White House Seeks $29B Disaster Aid Package

The Trump administration is finalizing a $29 billion disaster aid package that combines $16 billion to shore up the government-backed flood insurance program with almost $13 billion in new relief for hurricane victims, according to a senior administration official and …

Homeowners Slow Louisiana Flood Recovery

With tens of thousands of Louisiana homes damaged by floodwaters last year, you might expect a mad dash from homeowners scrambling to seek the $1.3 billion in federal recovery aid available for repairs and rebuilding. Instead, state officials still are …

With Insured Losses Estimated at $8.5-$11B, Louisiana Looks to Recovery

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that industry ground-up insurable losses—which include exposures eligible for coverage (regardless of whether they are actually insured) without any application of deductibles or limits—from the flooding in Louisiana caused by excessive rainfall during August …

Massachusetts to Receive $120M in Disaster Aid for Last Year’s Blizzard-Related Costs

Gov. Charlie Baker said Massachusetts is expecting to receive $120 million in federal disaster assistance following last winter’s record snowfall. That’s the most ever awarded to the state as the result of a single natural disaster. Half of the money …

Massachusetts Gets Disaster Declaration for January Blizzard

Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that federal disaster aid that the state has been granted for a late January blizzard could bring between $80 million and $90 million, but he’s disappointed his broader request wasn’t approved. “I’m disappointed that they …

Vermont Plans Meeting for Those Seeking Disaster Aid

Vermont Emergency Management officials are going to be holding briefings for communities interested in applying for federal help in paying for recovery efforts from a December snowstorm. Starting Monday, the briefings will be held for representatives of communities in 10 …

Minnesota Senate Backs Flood Aid Bill

A flood aid package meant to assist more than half of Minnesota’s counties rebound from severe flooding cleared the Minnesota Senate on Thursday. By a 65-0 vote, the Senate approved a bill providing $17 million in state assistance for recovery …

Michigan Governor Approves $2.7M in Disaster Aid

Gov. Rick Snyder has approved more than $2.7 million to provide financial assistance to Michigan counties and communities impacted by last spring’s flooding and last winter’s deep freeze. Eligible local governments were allowed to apply for assistance grants for up …

Additional Minnesota Counties Qualify for Disaster Aid

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 18 more Minnesota counties as primary natural disaster areas due to heavy rain, flooding and cold temperatures from May 1 through July 1. The designation makes farmers and ranchers in those counties eligible …