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District of Columbia (DC) Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms (DR-1890)

Incident period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 24, 2010


September 23, 2010 - News Release

REISTERSTOWN, Md. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the approval of $2,364,361.42 in federal grant funds to the DC Department of Transportation (DCDOT).   This amount represents costs associated with their December 2009 and February 2010 severe winter storm damages.  To-date more than $5 million  has been obligated to the District for the two snow events.

May 24, 2010 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today there are only a few days left to submit Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) for damage resulting from the February 5-11, 2010 severe winter storms and snowstorms. The deadline is May 26, 2010.

May 5, 2010 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As a result of the severe winter storms and snowstorms that blanketed portions of the District of Columbia in February, a Federal disaster declaration was signed by the President.  Under the declaration, certain private nonprofit organizations (PNPs) may be eligible to receive Federal assistance when they meet certain Public Assistance (PA) criteria.

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 $7,638,439.83 $5,962,927.88 $1,647,693.95
Last Updated: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 06:41 (Updated daily)

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • District of Columbia, FEMA-1890-DR (PDF 20KB)