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Oregon Cove Road Fire (FM-2496)

Incident period: September 05, 2003 to September 08, 2003
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on September 06, 2003


September 6, 2003 - News Release

Salem, OR - The U. S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help Oregon fight the Cove Road Fire in Jackson County. Michael D. Brown, FEMA Director and Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response at Homeland Security, approved the state?s request for federal fire management assistance Saturday afternoon. The fire, which started Friday, had burned in excess of 100 acres of federal, state and private land, and threatened 71 homes.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

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 $362,624.55 n/a n/a
Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 07:48 (Updated daily)

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