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April 20, 2007
SALEM, Ore. -- FEMA and the Oregon Emergency Management Office announced today that there will be federal funding to help offset the costs of emergency protective measures for the slide in the city of Astoria. "The City of Astoria has done a tremendous job responding to this slide", State Coordinating Officer Abby Kershaw stated. "They have taken steps to ensure the safety of their community and will now have the opportunity to offset some of the costs associated with this slide".
April 19, 2007
SALEM, Ore. -- Over $4.4 million has been obligated to the state of Oregon by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under its Public Assistance grant program. This funding will assist with costs incurred for debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repair of public infrastructure damaged in the November and December storms.
March 14, 2007
SALEM, Ore. -- In the aftermath of a disaster, state and local agencies and certain private nonprofit organizations may be eligible for grants from FEMA to help repair and restore essential public facilities and reimburse agencies for emergency costs. To date, FEMA has awarded $1,118,946 to Oregon in response to the area struck by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of November 5-8, 2006.
February 21, 2007
SALEM, Ore. -- Heavy rains from late October through March mark the rainy season in the Pacific Northwest, bringing the majority of yearly rainfall to the region from intense storms over the Pacific Ocean . Oregon has already experienced flooding in late November causing riverbanks to overflow and levees to be breached, resulting in millions of dollars in damages.
January 3, 2007
Disaster Federal Register Notice
December 29, 2006
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced 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 during the period of November 5-8, 2006.