ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials formally declared a disaster Tuesday in Douglas, Linn and 4 other Oregon counties for severe storms that hit the area in April.
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say 49 people have died and 14 others are missing since heavy rainfall hit southern China in early June.
China's disaster reduction committee said Wednesday that...
President Trump issues disaster declaration for California
President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for California after large parts of the state were damaged by storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides earlier this year.
Bevin requests disaster declaration for Kentucky storms
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dozens of Kentucky counties are included in a disaster declaration request that Gov. Matt Bevin has sent to President Donald Trump following severe weather in February and...
Deadline arrives for severe weather assistance applications
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The deadline has arrived to apply for disaster loan applications for eligible private, nonprofit organizations in seven West Virginia counties affected by severe storms in May and June.
The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says Monday is the last day for such organizations to apply. The assistance is for physical damage caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides from May 28 to June 3.
North Carolina governor to appeal for federal disaster aid
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor says he'll keep seeking federal aid for more than a dozen western counties damaged by flooding, landslides and mudslides in the spring.
Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday his office will appeal the Federal Emergency Management Agency's decision to deny his request for a major disaster declaration for 13 counties.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Private, nonprofit organizations in West Virginia have another month to apply for disaster loans for damage from severe weather in May and June.
The Small Business Administration said the deadline is Sept. 10 for organizations located in Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan and Pendleton counties.
The loans are for damage resulting from severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides from May 28 through June 3.
HONOLULU (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved the state's request for a major disaster declaration for the floods, landslides and mudslides on Kauai and Oahu.
Gov. David requested the federal declaration May 2, following the April storms.
Ige, a Democrat, said the approval prepares the state to receive federal assistance with emergency work and the repair and replacement of disaster-damaged public facilities on Oahu and Kauai.
Kentucky governor declares emergency after heavy rainfall
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has declared a statewide emergency following heavy rainfall and flooding.
The governor's office said in a news release that the executive order comes after severe storms beginning Feb. 9 that produced heavy rain and strong wind gusts, causing flooding, landslides and mudslides. The release said the storms resulted in injuries and affected infrastructure, agricultural production and governmental, commercial and private properties.
Hennepin County’s unlikely experience with landslides gets attention at U.S. Capitol
Minnesota isnt usually considered a problem area for landslides and mudslides. But in the past several years, the state has seen several devastating examples of each:
Two children killed in a 2013 landslide during a field trip at Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul.
The collapse of a slope on West River Parkway in Minneapolis in 2014 that cost millions of dollars to repair.
Houses destroyed along Purgatory Creek in Eden Prairie and along the Minnesota River in Henderson, Minn.
SBA assistance available to Idaho nonprofits
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials say certain private nonprofit organizations are eligible for low-interest disaster loans following President Donald Trump's disaster declaration due to heavy flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred earlier this year.
U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon announced Friday that private nonprofits in Blaine, Camas, Custer, Elmore and Gooding counties qualify for disaster assistance.
Flood relief office opening in Fairmont for businesses
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration plans to open a center Friday in northern West Virginia to help businesses hurt by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in late July.
The SBA says applications for low-interest, long-term disaster loans for property damage will be due by Oct. 17.
Applications for working capital to address economic injury will be due by May 18.
Trump orders money available for West Virginia flood victims
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump has made federal funding available to help people in four West Virginia counties recover from severe flooding, landslides and mudslides.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the money is available for people in Harrison, Marion, Marshall and Wetzel counties. The money can come in the form of grants for temporary housing and home repairs or loans to help pay for uninsured property losses.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a disaster declaration for damage done by January storms, making federal assistance available in four Oregon counties.
The declaration was approved on Tuesday covering damage from January 7-10 when severe winter storms brought flooding, landslides and mudslides to Columbia, Deschutes, Hood River and Josephine counties.
SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Washington state to address damage from late January and February storms that brought flooding, landslides and mudslides.
The action, in response to a request from Gov. Jay Inslee, makes federal funding available to state, local and tribal governments as well as certain nonprofit groups.
Obama declares disaster for Maui flooding, mudslides
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is declaring a disaster after flooding and mudslides inflicted heavy damage on Maui last month.
The White House said in a statement Thursday federal funding is available to state and local governments for emergency work and the repair or replacement of damaged facilities. Some nonprofit organizations would also be eligible for the funding.
The statement says the funding will supplement state and local recovery efforts.
Lyons officials placed on leave amid flood recovery probe
LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Two northern Colorado town officials have been placed on leave amid a federal investigation into how Lyons is procuring flood recovery work.
The Daily Times-Call reports (http://bit.ly/2drzmB5 ) that Mayor Connie Sullivan announced Tuesday that the Lyons town administrator and clerk have been placed on temporary, paid administrative leave as a precaution during the federal investigation.