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Oregon Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4055)

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Incident period: January 17, 2012 to January 21, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 02, 2012


April 13, 2012 - News Release

SALEM, Ore. -- In 2006, severe winds and falling trees took out a huge segment of a heavily-wooded transmission line. This wasn’t the first time, and it wouldn’t be the last. But with help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the West Oregon Electric Cooperative (WOEC) found a way to end the cycle.

April 9, 2012 - News Release

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregonians may be water-weary, but those with flood insurance know they have chosen the best way to protect their homes from flooding.  “Flooding is the most common disaster in this country, but homeowner’s insurance rarely covers flood damage,” said the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph Diemont.

March 30, 2012 - News Release

SALEM, Ore. -- Once the January 2012 storms were over and floodwaters receded, Oregon faced a massive--and expensive--cleanup and rebuilding process. Much of that work falls to local governments. They must marshal first responders during a disaster, clear out tons of debris, and repair and rebuild damaged public property. After a major disaster declaration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance (PA) program is available to help. PA dollars benefit everyone.

Geographic Information

Map of declared counties for [Oregon Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4055)]

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 $14,296,320.76 $1,796,061.35 $12,003,037.41
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:25 (Updated daily)

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