Idaho Flooding (DR-1781)
Incident period: May 15, 2008 to June 9, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 31, 2008
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 28, 2008
POST FALLS, Idaho -- On July 31, 2008, President Bush declared a major disaster for Idaho, focused on helping local government and tribal entities and certain nonprofit organizations in two counties recover from damages caused by flooding between May 15 and June 9, 2008. The counties named in the declaration to receive help are Kootenai and Shoshone.
August 22, 2008
Post Falls, Idaho -- Shoshone County has been awarded a Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Planning Grant for $66,633. The award was presented by Dave Jackson, Hazard Mitigation Officer with the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (BHS) to Shoshone County officials on Wednesday, August 20. The grant covers the costs of preparing a Mitigation Plan for the county. The PDM program is administered by BHS and provides funding on a cost-share basis. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides 75 percent of the funds, and the local jurisdiction provides 25 percent.
August 19, 2008
POST FALLS, Idaho -- Disasters threaten more than homes. Bridges, highways, public buildings, parks and water treatment plants can be damaged or destroyed. Tons of debris can be left to be removed; communications and emergency services can be disrupted.
July 31, 2008
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Idaho. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
July 31, 2008
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 Idaho to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by flooding during the period of May 15 to June 9, 2008.