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

April 4, 2006
News Release
SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon is among the first of states to receive the larger 20% hazard mitigation grant allowed under FEMA’s Enhanced Hazard Mitigation Plan program. The approval of Oregon’s Plan allowed Oregon’s grant to rise from 7.5% to 20%, providing a greater allotment to implement Oregon’s mitigation program. Hazard mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects. Hazard mitigation planning is an important aspect of a successful mitigation program.
March 30, 2006
News Release
SALEM , Ore. -- People who live near water are not the only ones who experience flooding.  Floods can happen because of heavy rains, leaking levies, urban runoff, sandbags forcing water to other areas and rivers changing course. Flash floods can begin and end within just a few hours, cutting a path of major destruction. Homeowner, renter, and business insurance generally does not cover flood damage.  However, there is assistance available to communities that choose to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
March 20, 2006
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for Oregon to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides from December 18, 2005 through and including January 21, 2006.

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