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President Obama Signs Oregon Disaster Declaration

FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

Oregon State Police photo of the flooding that is now bringing federal assistance.
Oregon State Police photo of the flooding that is now bringing federal assistance.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Oregon and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm, flooding, mudslides, landslides, and debris flows during the period of January 13th-21st of this year.

Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm, flooding, mudslides, landslides, and debris flows in the counties of Clackamas, Clatsop, Crook, Douglas, Lincoln, and Tillamook.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Dolph A. Diemont as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area.

FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Source: News release from THE WHITE HOUSE - Office of the Press Secretary




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