Oregon Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1632)

Incident period: December 18, 2005 to January 21, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 20, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 8, 2006
News Release
SALEM , OR -- Oregon is one the first states in the nation to have an Enhanced State Hazard Mitigation Plan approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Approval of the plan increases Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds from 7.5 percent to 20 percent, providing a greater allotment to implement the state's mitigation program. "Oregon's Enhanced Hazard Mitigation Plan is really paying off," said Lee Champagne, federal coordinating officer for this disaster. "Residents are benefiting from the state's excellent hazard mitigation planning."
May 10, 2006
News Release
SALEM, Ore. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) initiated a landslide discussion forum recently in Salem to promote sharing landslide mapping data among other agency stakeholders.
April 24, 2006
News Release
SALEM, OR -- As a result of past federally declared disasters, Oregon Native American tribes will receive technical assistance in developing a hazard mitigation plan. This assistance comes in the form of a grant through a federal Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance Program (HMTAP).
April 21, 2006
News Release
SALEM, OR -- State and federal officials announced today that Yamhill County is eligible for disaster assistance to help local governments rebuild public property damaged during the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred Dec. 18, 2005 through Jan. 21, 2006. Recovery funds, authorized under the major disaster declaration issued by President Bush on March 20, 2006, are available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program. The declaration was amended April 20 to include Yamhill County.
April 17, 2006
News Release
SALEM, Ore. -- From the Pacific shore to the central valleys and eastern high desert, Oregonians face the risk of flooding during spring – the time of year when the warming sun begins melting the winter snow pack. And, snowmelt is not the only cause of spring flooding. April showers may bring May flooding.
April 11, 2006
News Release
SALEM, Ore. -- If your home was flooded it could be harboring mold. Disaster recovery and health officials warn that victims of Oregon’s December and January flooding should clean flood-damaged homes thoroughly now to avoid possible health problems from mold and mildew in the warmer months ahead.

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