The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Oregon and ordered federal aid to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and flooding during the period of December 14-17, 2016.
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 the severe winter storm and flooding in Josephine and Lane Counties.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Robert J. Fenton, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Dolph A. Diemont as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas.
FEMA 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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