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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Billion in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

Funds to states for damage from a variety of events in states across the country and U.S. territories

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMA) repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events.

FHWA’s ER program reimburses states, territories and FLMAs for eligible expenses associated with damage from natural disasters or other emergency situations.  The funds help to pay for the reconstruction or replacement of damaged highways and bridges along with the arrangement of detours and replacement of guardrails or other damaged safety devices.

“The Administration is helping states and territories repair and rebuild their infrastructure in the wake of last year’s hurricanes and other disasters across the country,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

At approximately $263.7 million, more than a fourth of the total amount provided today will be used to repair damages caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. This includes awards of $75,000,000 to Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey; $97,000,000 to Florida as they repair damage from Hurricane Irma; and $70,000,000 to assist in Puerto Rico’s rebuilding after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

“We stand with all those who have been impacted by a natural disaster from the time of the emergency and until all repairs are completed,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson. “The funding announced today will serve the traveling public by reimbursing local communities that have made repairs to damaged critical surface transportation infrastructure.” 

FY 2018 Emergency Relief Program Funding

State

Event

Funding

Subtotal
by State

Alabama

February 2013 Severe Flooding

$848,000

$11,108,515

June 18, 2013 Sinkholes on SR-21 in Talladega County

$60,515

April 28, 2014 Storms and Flooding

$6,100,000

December 24, 2015 Heavy Rains and Severe Flooding

$3,000,000

June 22, 2017 Tropical Storm Cindy

$1,100,000

Alaska

November 2011 Bering Sea Storms

$1,139,312

$2,117,777

September 2012 Southcentral Flooding

$978,465

American Samoa

September 29, 2009 Tsunami

$4,458,261

$4,458,261

Arizona

July 2017 Fire and Flooding

$7,000,000

$7,000,000

Arkansas

May 2015 Rainfall and Flooding

$9,000,000

$40,000,000

May 2017 Storms and Flooding

$31,000,000

California

Devil's Slide

$3,309,029

$241,643,516

Loma Prieta Earthquake

$93,318

February 1998 Storm

$254,691

2005-2006 Winter Storms

$2,625,892

November 2008Southern California Fires

$46,121

January 2010 Storms

$3,576,449

November 2011 Southern California Fires

$627,949

February 2014 Storms

$681,277

August 24, 2014 Napa Valley Earthquake

$3,768,010

December 2014 Statewide Storm Damage

$10,992,193

October 14, 2015 Storms

$1,799,178

March 5, 2016 Storms

$1,204,678

July 22, 2016 Sand Fire

$734,776

December 2016 Storms

$20,102,831

2017 Winter Storms

$145,553,562

Oroville Dam Disaster

$9,833,343

July Monsoon Rains

$14,625,000

October 2017 Seven Fires

$6,133,875

October 2017 Napa Fires

$8,234,689

December 2017 Thomas, Creek and Rye, and Lilac Fires

$7,446,655

Florida

April 29 - 30, 2014 Spring Flooding

$233,057

$113,752,826

September 1, 2016 Hurricane Hermine

$829,741

October 6, 2017 Hurricane Matthew

$15,283,433

September 10, 2017 Hurricane Irma

$97,406,595

Georgia

March 30, 2017 I-85 Bridge Collapse

$12,475,659

$12,475,659

Idaho

July 31 - August 7, 2014 Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

$145,523

$3,895,523

March 2017 Flooding

$3,750,000

Illinois

April 28, 2017 Severe storms, heavy rainfall, and  flooding

$1,369,251

$1,369,251

Iowa

April 2013 Severe Storms

$536,593

$3,455,094

May 2013 Severe Storms

$10,249

June 2014 Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

$2,624,681

September 9, 2014 Severe Storms and Flooding

$283,571

Kansas

September 2-12, 2016 Flooding

$666,694

$916,868

Early March Wild Fires

$250,174

Kentucky

March 2015 Storms

$1,500,000

$4,300,000

July 2015 Storms and Flooding

$1,500,000

March/April 2017 Flooding

$1,300,000

Louisiana

August 2016 Flooding

$23,500,000

$23,500,000

Michigan

October 16 - 18, 2016 Severe Weather

$2,200,000

$8,100,000

June 22-23, 2017 Widespread Flooding

$5,900,000

Mississippi

February 2015 Storms

$230,381

$8,036,648

March 10, 2016 Severe Storms and Flooding

$3,753,392

August 12, 2016 Severe Storms and Flooding

$4,052,875

Missouri

May - June 2013 Flooding

$1,502,233

$15,864,407

August 2013 Flooding

$872

December 2015 Storms and Flooding

$854,688

April 28, 2017 Severe Storms and Flooding

$13,506,614

Montana

October 2016 Flooding

$1,671,853

$1,671,853

Nevada

January 7, 2017 Atmospheric River Storm

$4,000,000

$6,000,000

February 2017 Flooding

$2,000,000

New Hampshire

July 2017 Flooding

$2,000,000

$6,000,000

October 29, 2017 Severe Flooding

$4,000,000

New York

WTC Disaster

$11,950,000

$22,108,617

August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene

$2,000,000

June - July 2013 Flooding

$8,158,617

North Carolina

October 2016 Hurricane Matthew

$21,000,000

$21,000,000

N. Mariana Islands

August 2015 Typhoon Soudelor

$287,087

$287,087

Ohio

March 2011 Jefferson County Landslides

$620,000

$4,849,981

March - May 2011 Severe Rainfall

$617,839

March 2015 Storms and Landslides

$1,763,353

March - April 2017 - Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

$1,848,789

Oklahoma

May 2015 Storms and Flooding

$20,000,000

$24,000,000

January 2016 Rain and Flooding

$2,500,000

April 28 - May 2, 2017 Storms and Flooding

$1,500,000

Oregon

January 2011 Flooding

$1,500,000

$36,870,916

January 17, 2012 Storm and Flooding

$4,530,916

February 6, 2014 I-84 Rockslide

$3,000,000

August 2015 Cornet-Windy Ridge and Canyon-Creek Wildfires

$1,340,000

December 2015 Flooding

$5,000,000

Dec 14, 2017 Severe Winter Storm Event

$4,000,000

Jan 11, 2017 Severe Winter Storms

$6,500,000

2017 Oregon Wildfires

$11,000,000

Puerto Rico

October 2010 Tropical Storm Otto

$787,143

$79,331,749

March 26-28, 2012 Heavy Rains

$8,544,606

September 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria

$70,000,000

South Carolina

October 2016 Hurricane Matthew

$4,545,668

$4,545,668

Texas

April 2017 Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

$820,857

$75,820,857

Texas August 2017 Hurricane Harvey

$75,000,000

Vermont

August 27, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene

$500,000

$5,500,000

June 29 - July 1, 2017 Heavy Rains

$5,000,000

Virgin Islands

September 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria

$15,000,000

$15,000,000

Virginia

October 2016 Hurricane Matthew

$500,000

$500,000

Washington

2017 Oregon Wildfires

$272,198

$73,691,046

November 2006 Flooding

$15,019,000

January 6, 2009 Storm

$176,000

January 2010 Rainfall

$800,000

December 2014 Severe Storms

$2,371,607

January 3, 2015 Rainfall and Flooding

$1,013,727

February 2015 Extreme Rainfall

$132,000

February 9, 2015 I-5 Overpass Damage

$360,802

May 21, 2015 I-5 Bridge Damage

$266,364

November 13 - 18, 2015 Storms and Flooding

$839,752

December 2015 Flooding

$13,385,918

January 28, 2016 Storms and Flooding

$82,072

February 2017 Severe Winter Storms

$38,971,606

West Virginia

June 2016 Flooding

$12,000,000

$15,600,000

July 2017 Flooding

$3,600,000

Wisconsin

July 2016 Flooding

$1,166,215

$4,749,826

August 2016 Severe Storms and Flooding

$563,300

September 2016 Severe Storms and Flooding

$876,620

July 19, 2017 Severe Storms and Flooding

$2,143,691

Wyoming

May 24, 2015 Wind River Canyon Flooding

$274,000

$274,000

Subtotal Federal-aid

$899,795,945

$899,795,945

Federal Land Management Agencies

$173,913,140

$173,913,140

Total

$1,073,709,085

$1,073,709,085

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Friday, April 13, 2018
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