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Oregon Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1733)

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Incident period: December 01, 2007 to December 17, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 08, 2007


March 27, 2008 - News Release

SALEM, Ore. -- After the December 2007 storms, the tiny coastal community of Gearhart had more downed trees than they had residents - well over 1,000 according to City Administrator Dennis McNally. Cleaning up was a huge job and FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) came by to help. McNally had never experienced a storm of this severity. He knew nothing about FEMA or its public assistance (PA) program, which is designed to help city, state, county and tribal governments and nonprofit agencies that provide essential services recover from disasters.

March 27, 2008 - News Release

SALEM, Ore. -- The severe storms, wind, mudslides, landslides and flooding that swept through Oregon Dec. 1-17, 2007, left a path of destruction. Oregonians will long remember the swirling floodwaters, damaged homes and tangled debris left in the wake of the storms.

March 21, 2008 - News Release

SALEM, Ore. -- Seven Vernonia families, homeless since the December 2007 flood, will move into temporary housing - new mobile homes - beginning at about noon tomorrow, March 22, 2008. "We are delighted to be handing over the keys to these first seven families," said Abby Kershaw, state coordinating officer with Oregon Emergency Management (OEM). "Now these families will be close to their homes, schools, and neighbors as they continue the recovery process."

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 1,059 $6,402,583.39 $5,427,021.71 $975,561.68
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 02:02 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $56,276,769.75 $8,022,326.39 $46,066,142.36
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 06:33 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Oregon, FEMA-1733-DR (PDF 52KB) 
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