hazard mitigation News

Vermont Receiving Disaster Aid for April Flooding

Vermont is getting federal disaster aid for flooding in April that closed roads and bridges. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced late Wednesday that President Barack Obama approved the disaster aid declaration covering flood damage from April 15 through April …

Oklahoma Receives Disaster Declaration

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Oklahoma stemming from a severe winter storm in early December. Obama ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts for the Dec. 5-6 storm. Federal funding will be available …

South Dakota City Gets Grant for Community Storm Shelter

The city of Faith, S.D., is using an $800,000 grant to build a community safe room that can serve as a public shelter against severe storms. The funding comes through the Hazard Mitigation Grant program. The city’s application for the …

Gonzales Named to Flood Post in Louisiana

Michelle Gonzales has been named director of floodplain management and hazard mitigation for Jefferson Parish, La. The appointment was made by parish President John Young. Gonzales previously served as a hazard mitigation liaison in the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security …

Law Change Brings Disaster Declaration for Tribes

President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation Tuesday, making it the second American Indian tribe to receive such a declaration after a law change in January. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina was …

Disaster Declaration for Louisiana Parishes

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Louisiana to authorize federal aid for areas affected by severe storms and flooding in January. A White House statement Friday said the declaration of a major disaster makes federal funding available …