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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 31, 2006
Contact: Nancy Singer
(202) 366-0660
FHWA 11-06

Acting U.S. Transportation Secretary Maria Cino Announces $685 Million In Emergency Funds To Repair Damaged Roads In 31 States

More than $685 million is headed to 31 states and U.S. territories to pay for roads and bridges damaged by recent hurricanes, flooding and storms, Acting U.S. Transportation Secretary Maria Cino announced today.

"These funds are crucial to restoring communities and getting local economies back on track," said Cino.

The Transportation Department's Federal Highway Administration will reimburse states for expenses associated with 56 emergency situations. The projects paid for by the funds include reconstructing or replacing damaged highways and bridges, establishing detours, removing debris, and replacing signs, lighting and guardrails. Heavy rainfall and flooding caused much of the road and bridge damage.

"Our priority after a natural disaster or emergency is repairing the transportation network so local communities can rebuild, businesses can reopen and people can resume their lives," said Federal Highway Administrator Richard Capka.

Today's announcement is part of an emergency supplemental appropriations package passed by Congress and signed by President Bush that supplements FHWA's emergency relief program. The program is available to reimburse states for certain costs resulting from natural disasters or other emergencies.

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Editor's note: A table listing the date, location and amount of each emergency relief incident is attached. A description of each incident is available by calling the FHWA Office of Public Affairs at 202-366-0660.


 
 

Emergency Relief Program Funds - Summary By State

State Event Allocation Subtotal
by State
Alabama September 2004 Hurricane Ivan - add'l. request $5,200,000

$11,482,000

I-65/I-20 Bridge Damage 4,272,000

July 10, 2005 Hurricane Dennis

2,010,000
Alaska October 2004 Storm Damage 1,923,809 6,632,386
May 2005 Flooding 2,098,072
September 2005 Storm Surge and Flooding 2,610,505
American Samoa February 15, 2005 Tropical Cyclone Olaf 1,878,607 1,878,607
Arkansas April 2004 Flooding 227,823 227,823
California Dec. 2002 Storms - add'l. request 51,200,000 309,100,000
December 22, 2003 San Simeon Earthquake 3,600,000
Inyo County Flood 9,300,000
2004-2005 Winter Storms 245,000,000
Colorado November 25, 2004 I-70 Rockslide 810,390 4,030,390
June 21, 2005 US 6 Rockslide 3,220,000
Connecticut October 2005 Northeast Flooding 735,464 735,464
Florida July 10, 2005 Hurricane Dennis 118,509,358 118,509,358
Hawaii March 2006 Rainfall and Flooding 11,542,154 11,542,154
Idaho August 2004 Rains 442,010 4,862,656
June 3, 2005 US 95 Landslide 4,420,646
Kansas

October 1, 2005 Heavy Rains and Flooding

756,055 756,055
Massachusetts October 7, 2005 Flooding 3,884,375 3,884,375
Montana February 21, 2004 Rock Slide 486,584 15,486,584
May 2005 Beartooth Highway Landslides 15,000,000
N. Mariana Islands August 2004 Typhoon Chaba 546,588 546,588
Nevada January 2005 Flooding 16,883,960 16,883,960
New Hampshire June 6, 2005 Flooding 723,270 18,605,256
October 2005 Northeast Flooding 17,881,986
New Jersey

July 2004 Flooding

3,804,383 3,804,383
New Mexico February 2005 Storms 585,583 585,583
New York Sept. 1999 Hurricane Floyd - add'l. request 244,548 11,782,124
Summer 2003 Storms - add'l. request 3,086,117
April 2-3, 2005 Flooding 6,217,175
June 2005 Flooding and Mudslides/I-87 closure 1,245,092
July 2, 2005 Hadlock Pond Dam Failure 989,192
North Carolina September 2003 Hurricane Isabel - add'l. request 5,000,000 6,165,234
September 14, 2005 Hurricane Ophelia 1,165,234
Ohio December 22, 2004 Rainfall and Flooding 34,751,288 51,516,028
January 2005 Rainfall and Flooding 16,764,740
Oklahoma Dec/Jan 2001 Ice Storm - add'l. request 944,098 944,098
Oregon December 2005 Flooding 38,000,000 38,000,000
Pennsylvania

January 5, 2005 Heavy Rains

2,319,480 8,786,890

April 2005 Flooding

6,467,410
Puerto Rico October 2005 Rains 2,510,246 2,510,246
Rhode Island October 2005 Northeast Flooding 1,650,000 1,650,000
South Carolina January 26, 2004 Ice Storm 565,792 848,316
August 29, 2004 Tropical Storm Gaston 282,524
Utah January 2005 Flooding 5,093,883 5,093,883
Vermont July 2004 Heavy Rains and Flooding 1,161,179 3,483,837
August 2004 Heavy Rains and Flooding 1,122,658
December 26, 2005 Elm St. Rock Slope Failure 1,200,000
Washington October 2003 Flooding - add'l. request 3,321,443 19,387,481
December 10, 2004 Storm 1,036,038
September 10, 2005 I-90 Rockslide 1,030,000
2005/2006 Winter Storms 14,000,000
West Virginia July 7, 2001 Flooding - add'l. request 541,515 6,085,621
January 2005 Flooding 5,544,106
Total $685,807,380 $685,807,380

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