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4/4/2014 Oregon Flooding Declared a Major Disaster Area

President Obama declared that Federal disaster aid is available to Oregon following the major winter storms of February 6 through 10 of this year.

The following is the text of the press release:

President Declares Disaster for Oregon

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Release date:
APRIL 4, 2014
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Oregon to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm during the period of February 6-10, 2014.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to state 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 a severe winter storm in Benton, Lane, Lincoln, and Linn counties.

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

Thomas J. Dargan has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Dargan said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated:
April 4, 2014 – 17:15
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