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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $705.7 Million in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

Funds to states and territories for damage from a variety of events

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events.

“The Department is pleased to reimburse states and territories that have made critical repairs to their transportation infrastructure following natural disasters such as wildfires, storms, and floods,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

FHWA’s ER program reimburses states, territories, and federal land management agencies for eligible expenses associated with damage from natural disasters or other emergency situations.  The funds help to pay for the reconstruction or replacement of damaged highways and bridges along with the arrangement of detours and replacement of guardrails or other damaged safety devices.

More than a fifth of the total amount provided today – about $153 million – will be used to pay for repairs to damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. There are also funds directed towards other severe weather recovery efforts, including the wildfires in California.

This Emergency Relief funding includes awards of:

  • More than $12.5 million to repair damage to roads and bridges from wildfires in California in 2018.
  • $1.2 million to repair US Highway 550 Red Mountain Pass in southwest Colorado, after it sustained damaged from a rock slide.
  • $19.5 million to repair damage caused by Hurricane Michael’s heavy winds and significant storm surge flooding roadways throughout the Panhandle area.

“These funds will help keep our country’s roads and bridges safe and well-maintained in the aftermath of the hurricanes and other severe storms seen in recent years,” said Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson.

The video of FHWA’s announcement can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTfs0B_fyko&feature=youtu.be

February 5, 2019 Emergency Relief Allocations

State

Event

Allocation

State Totals

Alabama

June 22, 2017 Tropical Storm Cindy

$2,000,000

$2,000,000

Alaska

September 2012 Southcentral flooding

$1,539,000

$1,539,000

American Samoa

Cyclone Gita 2018

$2,780,947

$2,780,947

Arkansas Federal Lands

Midwest floods 2017 (COE) - $5,953,571; 2017 heavy rains and flooding (FS) - $2,705,100 

$8,658,671

$8,658,671

California

November 2008 Southern California Fires

$6,984

$95,914,497

November 2011 Southern California Fires

$392,691

December 2014 Statewide Storm Damage

$200,000

March 5, 2016 Storms

$3,247,837

December 2016 Storms

$7,300,536

2017 Winter Storms

$35,000,000

Oroville Dam Disaster

$2,774,912

December 2017 Thomas, Creek and Rye, and Lilac Fires

$25,000,000

March 2018 Storms

$7,000,000

July 2017 Detwiler Fire

$991,537

July 2018 Monsoon Event

$1,500,000

July 2018 Wildfires

$12,500,000

California Federal Lands

FS Heavy Rainfall, March 5-14, 2016 - $203,872; BOR Jan 2017 Storms and Flooding - $300,000; BOR Jan. 2017 Storms and Flooding - $1,120,253; FS Jan. 2017 Storms and Flooding - $450,000; NPS Jan 2017 Storms and Flooding - $150,000; FS July FS 2018 Carr-Delta-Hirz Complex Fire - $2,306,408; NPS July 2018 Carr-Delta-Hirz Complex Fire - $220,330

$4,750,863

$4,750,863

California total

$100,665,360

Colorado

September 11, 2013 Flooding

$21,540,623

$22,790,623

US 550 Rockfall

$1,250,000

Florida

October 10, 2018 Hurricane Michael

$19,555,194

$19,555,194

Florida Federal Lands

FS – Hurricane Irma 2017

$2,300,000

$2,300,000

Florida total

$21,855,194

Georgia

October 2018 Hurricane Michael

$2,554,139

$2,554,139

Hawaii

April 2018 Flooding and Landslides

$61,863,074

$78,962,547

May 2018 Kilauea Volcano Eruption, Earthquakes and Lava Flow

$8,334,138

August 2018 Hurricane Lane

$8,765,335

Hawaii Federal Lands

NPS April 2018 Volcanic Eruption

$2,456,000

$2,456,000

Hawaii total

$81,418,547

Idaho Federal Lands

FS Severe Storms Flooding and Landslides March 2017 through April 2017 - $3,100,000; FS Catastrophic Rock Fall 2017 - $50,000; FS 2017 Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides 2017 - $1,508,769; FS Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding April-June 2018 - $100,000

$4,758,769

$4,758,769

Illinois Federal Lands

COE Midwest Floods 2017

$119,431

$119,431

Indiana

February 2018 Severe Storms and Flooding

$6,172,964

$6,172,964

Kansas

September 2-12, 2016 Flooding

$571,872

$613,239

Early March Wild Fires

$41,367

Kentucky

February 2018 Severe Storms and Flooding

$6,000,000

$6,000,000

Kentucky Federal Lands

FS Holiday Storms 2016

$1,604,299

$1,604,299

Kentucky total

$7,604,299

Maryland

May 2018 Severe Storm/Flooding Event in Washington/Frederick County

$950,000

$4,550,000

May - June 2018 Severe Storm/Flooding Statewide

$3,600,000

Michigan

July 12, 2016 Severe Weather

$727,726

$19,927,726

June 17, 2018 Western Upper Peninsula Flooding

$19,200,000

Missouri

April 28, 2017 Severe Storms and Flooding

$352,231

$352,231

Missouri Federal Lands

COE, Midwest Floods 2017 - $3,478,195; FS, Spring Flood 2017 - $300,000; NPS Holiday Storms 2017 -  $491,332

$4,269,527

$4,269,527

Missouri total

$4,621,758

Montana

Spring 2018 Flood Event

$17,937,061

$17,937,061

Montana Federal Lands

FS Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding April-June 2018 - $200,000; FWS Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding April-June 2018 $100,000

$300,000

$300,000

Montana total

$18,237,061

Nevada

January 7, 2017 Atmospheric River Storm

$1,857,647

$8,137,748

February 2017 Flooding

$1,448,817

August 2018 Clark County Flooding

$4,831,284

New Hampshire Federal Lands

FS October 2017 Flooding

$484,845

$484,845

New York

WTC Disaster

$8,910,888

$8,910,888

North Carolina Federal Lands

FS Holiday Storms 2016 - $500,000; FS Heavy Rains and Flooding 2018 - $100,000

$600,000

$600,000

Ohio

March 2011 Jefferson County Landslides

$5,360,000

$83,306,676

 January 2012 SR 7 Rock Falls

$900,000

March 2015 Storms and Landslides

$11,927,927

March - April 2017 - Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

$2,089,375

February - March 2018 - Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

$63,029,374

Oklahoma

OK15-1, May 2015 Storms and Flooding

$4,502,003

$6,376,087

OK16-1, January 2016 Rain and Flooding

$831,658

OK17-1, April 28 - May 2, 2017 Storms and Flooding

$1,042,426

Oregon

OR15-1, August 2015 Cornet-Windy Ridge and Canyon-Creek Wildfires

$1,000,000

$6,837,773

OR16-1, December 2015 Flooding

$5,507,000

OR17-1, December 14, 2016 Severe Winter Storm Event

$161,686

OR17-2, Jan 11, 2017 Severe Winter Storms

$169,087

Oregon Federal Lands

BLM December 15,2016-February 2017 Flooding - $3,264,000; FS 2917 Winter Storms - $2,500,000

$5,764,000

$5,764,000

Oregon total

$12,601,773

Pennsylvania

PA18-1, US Route 30 Landslide, April 7, 2018

$9,727,856

$30,033,856

PA18-2, July 2018 - Heavy Rains and Flooding

$6,206,000

PA18-3, August 2018- Heavy Rains and Flooding

$14,100,000

Puerto Rico

PR17-1, September 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria

$130,000,000

$130,300,000

PR18-1, March 4-7 Tidal Waves

$300,000

Puerto Rico Federal Lands

FS – Hurricane Maria 2017

$8,063,760

$8,063,760

Puerto Rico total

$138,363,760

South Carolina

Hurricane Florence

$7,000,000

$7,000,000

Tennessee

March 2, 2018 Over Height Load Collision

$976,027

$2,063,686

April 27, 2018 Over Height Load Collision

$1,087,659

Tennessee Federal Lands

FS Heavy Rains and Flooding 2017 - $5,500

$5,500

$5,500

Tennessee total

$2,069,186

Texas

Texas October 2018 Storms and Flooding

$25,000,000

$25,000,000

Texas Federal Lands

$393

$393

Texas total

$25,000,393

Vermont

August 27, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene

$717,000

$717,000

Virgin Islands

September 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria

$10,000,000

$10,000,000

Virgin Islands Federal Lands

NPS Hurricanes Irma and Maria 2017

$3,000,000

$3,000,000

Virgin Islands total

$13,000,000

Virginia Federal Lands

FS Heavy Rains and Flooding 2016 - $1,726,109; FS Heavy Rains and Flooding 2017 – 1,677,707; FS Heavy Rains and Flooding - $561,418;

$3,965,234

$3,965,234

Washington

August 2018 I-90 Overpass Hit Danekas Rd Bridge 90/332

$842,126

$842,126

Washington Federal Lands

NPS Heavy Storms 2014 and 2015 - $300,000; NPS Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding 2018 - $200,000

$500,000

$500,000

Washington total

$1,342,126

West Virginia

February 2018 Flooding

$13,900,000

$13,900,000

West Virginia Federal Lands

FS October 2017 Flooding - $271,039; and FS June 2016 Flooding Event $1,500,000

$1,771,039

$1,771,039

West Virginia total

$15,671,039

Wisconsin

June 16 2018 Severe Storms and Flooding

$5,339,065

$17,594,565

August 19 Severe Storms and Flooding

$11,155,500

August 17 Severe Rains

$1,100,000

Wisconsin Federal Lands

FS July 2016 Flooding - $1,920,891; FS June 2018 Flooding - $3,823,238

$5,744,129

$5,744,129

Wisconsin total

$23,338,694

Wyoming

May 24, 2015 Wind River Canyon Flooding

$57,327

$12,018,972

May 7, 2016 Flooding

$2,738,624

Statewide extraordinary snowpack and runoff

$9,223,021

Wyoming Federal Lands

FS 2017 June Flooding and Runoff - $44,800; FS February 2018 Earthquakes - $1,892,000

$1,936,800

$1,936,800

Wyoming total

$13,955,772

Total

$705,742,805

 

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Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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