Disaster Aid


President declares a disaster for 15 Illinois counties ~FEMA

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Illinois and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes on November 17, 2013. The President’s action makes federal…


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District deploys 3 to support FEMA’s flood response in Colorado

Three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, employees departed Walla Walla for Aurora, Colo., Saturday in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 8’s request for emergency power assistance, according to Corps emergency management officials. Danielle Stephens, a structural engineer and the Walla Walla District’s Design Section chief, will serve as…


USDA Secretary announces additional Emergency Watershed Protection funding to states affected by natural disasters

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will send an additional $66.8 million in Emergency Watershed Protection Program funds to help disaster recovery efforts in 15 states. The largest portion of the funds will go to Colorado, which will receive more than $19 million for recovery from one of the…