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President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Utah

Release date: 
April 21, 2017
Release Number: 
HQ-17-020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Utah to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms and flooding from February 7 to February 27, 2017.

Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe winter storms and flooding in Box Elder and Cache counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Nancy M. Casper has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Casper said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
July 8, 2017 - 11:46
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