Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists for the Hoopa Valley Tribe and ordered federal aid to supplement the Tribal Nation’s efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms and mudslides from February 14 to March 5, 2023.
Federal funding is available to the Hoopa Valley Tribe and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storms and mudslides.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the Hoopa Valley Tribe.
Mr. Benigno Bern Ruiz of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been appointed to coordinate Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.
Damage assessments are continuing in other areas, and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@FEMA.DHS.GOV.