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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) announced today that $144,454,782 in federal funding has been made available to the Wisconsin Department of Administration for costs related to the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic under the federal disaster declaration of April 4, 2020.

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MAYFIELD, Ky. – Evidence of clean-up and recovery is beginning to show in the heart of this tornado- stricken city. Downtown streets are mostly passable, the bricks and rubble from shattered buildings removed from some blocks. The site of the demolished candle factory that drew the sympathy of the nation is now a vacant lot.

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Recovery operations continue on multiple fronts six months after the Kentucky tornadoes on Dec. 10-11, 2021. At the request of the state, a federal emergency declaration was issued Dec. 11 and President Biden approved a major disaster declaration Dec. 12. As of June 1, a total of $81.9 million in federal disaster assistance was approved for survivors. Below are the recovery highlights:

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FEMA has approved an additional $2.2 million in Public Assistance funding to help Montanans recover from severe storms that impacted five northeast Montana counties in June of 2021. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued August 13, 2021. FEMA has now provided more than $2.4 million in total Public Assistance funds for the disaster recovery effort in northeast Montana to date.

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WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Kansas to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms and straight-line winds from March 17-22, 2022.

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FEMA has approved another $2.4 million in Public Assistance funding as part of the recovery effort from the Richard Spring Fire which impacted the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and parts of southern Montana in August 2021. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued September 30, 2021. FEMA has provided more than $4.26 million in total Public Assistance funds for the Richard Spring Fire recovery to date.

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A $3.4 million project to replace Bathhouse Building No. 1 at Magens Bay Park on the north end of St. Thomas has been approved thanks to collaboration between the territory, Magens Bay Authority, and FEMA. In September 2017, winds and wind-driven debris from hurricanes Irma and Maria damaged the one-story bathhouse at the beach, which is nestled between two emerald-green peninsulas.

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FEMA has approved $1.35 million in Public Assistance funding as part of the recovery effort from the Richard Spring Fire which impacted southern Montana in August 2021. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued September 30, 2021. FEMA has provided more than $1.83 million in total Public Assistance funds for the Richard Spring Fire recovery to date.

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FEMA has approved more than $1.93 million in additional Public Assistance funding to Mountain Parks Electric for repairs to portions of the power cooperative’s electrical distribution system that were damaged by the East Troublesome Wildfire. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued January 15, 2021.

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DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $29 million in additional Public Assistance funding for debris removal efforts in Boulder County. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued by President Biden on Dec. 31, 2021.

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