Thursday, February 21, 2019

U.S. Transportation Department grants $705.7 million in emergency relief for road, bridge repairs

By on February 8, 2019

SAN JUAN — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced this week more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events.

“The Department is pleased to reimburse states and territories that have made critical repairs to their transportation infrastructure following natural disasters such as wildfires, storms, and floods,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

FHWA’s ER program reimburses states, territories, and federal land management agencies 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.

More than a fifth of the total amount provided – about $153 million – will be used to pay for repairs to damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. There are also funds directed towards other severe weather recovery efforts, including the wildfires in California.

This Emergency Relief funding includes awards of:

  • More than $12.5 million to repair damage to roads and bridges from wildfires in California in 2018.
  • $1.2 million to repair US Highway 550 Red Mountain Pass in southwest Colorado, after it sustained damaged from arock slide.
  • $19.5 million to repair damage caused by Hurricane Michael’s heavy winds and significant storm surge flooding roadways throughout the Panhandle area.

“These funds will help keep our country’s roads and bridges safe and well-maintained in the aftermath of the hurricanes and other severe storms seen in recent years,” said Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson.

The video of FHWA’s announcement can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTfs0B_fyko&feature=youtu.be.

February 5, 2019 Emergency Relief Allocations

State Event Allocation State Totals
Alabama June 22, 2017 Tropical Storm Cindy $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Alaska September 2012 Southcentral flooding $1,539,000 $1,539,000
American Samoa Cyclone Gita 2018 $2,780,947 $2,780,947
Arkansas Federal Lands Midwest floods 2017 (COE) – $5,953,571; 2017 heavy rains and flooding (FS) – $2,705,100 $8,658,671 $8,658,671
California November 2008 Southern California Fires $6,984 $95,914,497
November 2011 Southern California Fires $392,691
December 2014 Statewide Storm Damage $200,000
March 5, 2016 Storms $3,247,837
December 2016 Storms $7,300,536
2017 Winter Storms $35,000,000
Oroville Dam Disaster $2,774,912
December 2017 Thomas, Creek and Rye, and Lilac Fires $25,000,000
March 2018 Storms $7,000,000
July 2017 Detwiler Fire $991,537
July 2018 Monsoon Event $1,500,000
July 2018 Wildfires $12,500,000
California Federal Lands FS Heavy Rainfall, March 5-14, 2016 – $203,872; BOR Jan 2017 Storms and Flooding – $300,000; BOR Jan. 2017 Storms and Flooding – $1,120,253; FS Jan. 2017 Storms and Flooding – $450,000; NPS Jan 2017 Storms and Flooding – $150,000; FS July FS 2018 Carr-Delta-Hirz Complex Fire – $2,306,408; NPS July 2018 Carr-Delta-Hirz Complex Fire – $220,330 $4,750,863 $4,750,863
California total  $100,665,360
Colorado September 11, 2013 Flooding $21,540,623 $22,790,623
US 550 Rockfall $1,250,000
Florida October 10, 2018 Hurricane Michael $19,555,194 $19,555,194
Florida Federal Lands FS – Hurricane Irma 2017 $2,300,000 $2,300,000
Florida total $21,855,194
Georgia October 2018 Hurricane Michael $2,554,139 $2,554,139
Hawaii April 2018 Flooding and Landslides $61,863,074 $78,962,547
May 2018 Kilauea Volcano Eruption, Earthquakes and Lava Flow $8,334,138
August 2018 Hurricane Lane $8,765,335
Hawaii Federal Lands NPS April 2018 Volcanic Eruption $2,456,000 $2,456,000
Hawaii total  $81,418,547
Idaho Federal Lands FS Severe Storms Flooding and Landslides March 2017 through April 2017 – $3,100,000; FS Catastrophic Rock Fall 2017 – $50,000; FS 2017 Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides 2017 – $1,508,769; FS Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding April-June 2018 – $100,000 $4,758,769 $4,758,769
Illinois Federal Lands COE Midwest Floods 2017 $119,431 $119,431
Indiana February 2018 Severe Storms and Flooding $6,172,964 $6,172,964
Kansas September 2-12, 2016 Flooding $571,872 $613,239
Early March Wild Fires $41,367
Kentucky February 2018 Severe Storms and Flooding $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Kentucky Federal Lands FS Holiday Storms 2016 $1,604,299 $1,604,299
Kentucky total $7,604,299
Maryland May 2018 Severe Storm/Flooding Event in Washington/Frederick County $950,000 $4,550,000
May – June 2018 Severe Storm/Flooding Statewide $3,600,000
Michigan July 12, 2016 Severe Weather $727,726 $19,927,726
June 17, 2018 Western Upper Peninsula Flooding $19,200,000
Missouri April 28, 2017 Severe Storms and Flooding $352,231 $352,231
Missouri Federal Lands COE, Midwest Floods 2017 – $3,478,195; FS, Spring Flood 2017 – $300,000; NPS Holiday Storms 2017 –  $491,332 $4,269,527 $4,269,527
Missouri total $4,621,758
Montana Spring 2018 Flood Event $17,937,061 $17,937,061
Montana Federal Lands FS Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding April-June 2018 – $200,000; FWS Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding April-June 2018 $100,000 $300,000 $300,000
Montana total $18,237,061
Nevada January 7, 2017 Atmospheric River Storm $1,857,647 $8,137,748
February 2017 Flooding $1,448,817
August 2018 Clark County Flooding $4,831,284
New Hampshire Federal Lands FS October 2017 Flooding $484,845 $484,845
New York WTC Disaster $8,910,888 $8,910,888
North Carolina Federal Lands FS Holiday Storms 2016 – $500,000; FS Heavy Rains and Flooding 2018 – $100,000 $600,000 $600,000
Ohio March 2011 Jefferson County Landslides $5,360,000 $83,306,676
 January 2012 SR 7 Rock Falls $900,000
March 2015 Storms and Landslides $11,927,927
March – April 2017 – Heavy Rainfall and Flooding $2,089,375
February – March 2018 – Heavy Rainfall and Flooding $63,029,374
Oklahoma OK15-1, May 2015 Storms and Flooding $4,502,003 $6,376,087
OK16-1, January 2016 Rain and Flooding $831,658
OK17-1, April 28 – May 2, 2017 Storms and Flooding $1,042,426
Oregon OR15-1, August 2015 Cornet-Windy Ridge and Canyon-Creek Wildfires $1,000,000 $6,837,773
OR16-1, December 2015 Flooding $5,507,000
OR17-1, December 14, 2016 Severe Winter Storm Event $161,686
OR17-2, Jan 11, 2017 Severe Winter Storms $169,087
Oregon Federal Lands BLM December 15,2016-February 2017 Flooding – $3,264,000; FS 2917 Winter Storms – $2,500,000 $5,764,000 $5,764,000
Oregon total $12,601,773
Pennsylvania PA18-1, US Route 30 Landslide, April 7, 2018 $9,727,856 $30,033,856
PA18-2, July 2018 – Heavy Rains and Flooding $6,206,000
PA18-3, August 2018- Heavy Rains and Flooding $14,100,000
Puerto Rico PR17-1, September 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria $130,000,000 $130,300,000
PR18-1, March 4-7 Tidal Waves $300,000
Puerto Rico Federal Lands FS – Hurricane Maria 2017 $8,063,760 $8,063,760
Puerto Rico total $138,363,760
South Carolina Hurricane Florence $7,000,000 $7,000,000
Tennessee March 2, 2018 Over Height Load Collision $976,027 $2,063,686
April 27, 2018 Over Height Load Collision $1,087,659
Tennessee Federal Lands FS Heavy Rains and Flooding 2017 – $5,500 $5,500 $5,500
Tennessee total $2,069,186
Texas Texas October 2018 Storms and Flooding $25,000,000 $25,000,000
Texas Federal Lands $393 $393
Texas total $25,000,393
Vermont August 27, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene $717,000 $717,000
Virgin Islands September 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria $10,000,000 $10,000,000
Virgin Islands Federal Lands NPS Hurricanes Irma and Maria 2017 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Virgin Islands total $13,000,000
Virginia Federal Lands FS Heavy Rains and Flooding 2016 – $1,726,109; FS Heavy Rains and Flooding 2017 – 1,677,707; FS Heavy Rains and Flooding – $561,418; $3,965,234 $3,965,234
Washington August 2018 I-90 Overpass Hit Danekas Rd Bridge 90/332 $842,126 $842,126
Washington Federal Lands NPS Heavy Storms 2014 and 2015 – $300,000; NPS Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding 2018 – $200,000 $500,000 $500,000
Washington total $1,342,126
West Virginia February 2018 Flooding $13,900,000 $13,900,000
West Virginia Federal Lands FS October 2017 Flooding – $271,039; and FS June 2016 Flooding Event $1,500,000 $1,771,039 $1,771,039
West Virginia total $15,671,039
Wisconsin June 16 2018 Severe Storms and Flooding $5,339,065 $17,594,565
August 19 Severe Storms and Flooding $11,155,500
August 17 Severe Rains $1,100,000
Wisconsin Federal Lands FS July 2016 Flooding – $1,920,891; FS June 2018 Flooding – $3,823,238 $5,744,129 $5,744,129
Wisconsin total $23,338,694
Wyoming May 24, 2015 Wind River Canyon Flooding $57,327 $12,018,972
May 7, 2016 Flooding $2,738,624
Statewide extraordinary snowpack and runoff $9,223,021
Wyoming Federal Lands FS 2017 June Flooding and Runoff – $44,800; FS February 2018 Earthquakes – $1,892,000 $1,936,800 $1,936,800
Wyoming total $13,955,772
Total $705,742,805

 

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