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FHWA 65-11
Monday, November 28, 2011
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel: 202-366-0660

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces More Than $215 Million for Repairs to Damaged Roads and Bridges

37 States and Territories Receive Reimbursement for Emergency Relief Efforts

WASHINGTON - The U.S Department of Transportation will provide more than $215 million to states across the nation to cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today.

"Communities suffering from disasters have been hard at work restoring vital transportation links so that people can resume daily activities as soon as possible," said Secretary LaHood. "They did their part, and now it's our turn to give the states the money they were promised to help pay for that work."

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will provide a total of $215,198,775 from its emergency relief program to 34 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and federal lands agencies to reimburse them for repairs to roads and bridges caused by storms, flooding, hurricanes and other natural and catastrophic disasters.

"States and communities can continue counting on our support in times of need," said FHWA Administrator Mendez. "Everyone pulls together when disaster strikes and we are committed to help as much as we can now and in the future."

Among states that will receive funding, California will receive $43.4 million for flooding and earthquakes, North Dakota will receive $31.5 million for flooding in the Devil's Lake region and Vermont will receive $15.4 million for flooding and damage from Tropical Storm Irene.

The money will reimburse states for fixing or replacing highways, bridges and other roadway structures. Costs associated with detours, debris removal and other immediate measures necessary to restore traffic flow in impacted areas are also eligible.

The FHWA's emergency relief program reimburses states for the repair or reconstruction of federal-aid highways that were damaged in disasters and catastrophic failures.

EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM FUND ALLOCATIONS

State Event Allocation Subtotal by
State or Territory
Alabama April 27, 2011 Severe Storms and Tornadoes $1,896,010 $1,896,010
Alaska Summer 2010 Taylor Highway Flooding 1,368,882 1,368,882
American Samoa September 29, 2009 Tsunami 1,229,844 1,229,844
Arkansas April 2011 Severe Storms and Flooding 1,048,534 1,048,534
California Devil's Slide 20,785,705 43,430,449
January-March 1993 Storms 305,000
February 1998 Storms 2,149,300
December 2002 Winter Storms 1,901,211
December 2004 Winter Storms 5,089,071
December 2005 Winter Storms 11,399,039
October 3, 2007 Mount Soledad Road Slide 1,801,123
Connecticut Spring 2010 Flooding 1,048,020 2,367,336
August 28, 2011 Hurricane Irene 1,319,316
Florida January 2010 Sinkholes 1,107,486 1,107,486
Illinois April 19, 2011 Heavy Rains and Flooding 338,207 881,388
July 27, 2011 High Winds and Rainfall 543,181
Indiana April 2011 Severe Storms and Flooding 322,523 322,523
Iowa May 2011 Missouri River Flooding 4,279,822 5,210,934
July 27, 2011 Rainfall and Flooding 931,112
Kentucky July 2010 Storms and Flooding 936,182 3,258,866
April 2011 Storms and Flooding 522,684
June 19, 2011, Severe Storms and Flooding 1,800,000
Louisiana August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina 7,600,000 9,500,000
March 31, 2011 Vicksburg Barge Crash 1,900,000
Maine July 18, 2008 Heavy Rains and Flooding 416,216 755,397
August 28, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene 339,181
Massachusetts June 1, 2011 Severe Thunderstorms and Tornado 457,092 5,110,004
August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene 4,652,912
Minnesota March 2011 Spring Snowmelt and Flooding 2,200,000 2,200,000
Mississippi March 31, 2011 Vicksburg Barge Crash (MDOT costs) 7,886 3,769,791
April 2011 Severe Storms and Flooding 1,623,283
April - June 2011 Mississippi River Flooding 2,138,622
Missouri April - May 2011 Tornado and Flooding 347,219 2,079,250
June 2011 Missouri River Flooding 1,732,031
Montana Spring 2011 Flooding 2,564,893 2,564,893
Nebraska May - June 2008 Flooding 776,882 1,309,546
May 2011 Platt and Missouri River Flooding 532,664
New Hampshire August 30, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene 132,409 132,409
New Jersey August 2011 Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee 7,387,595 10,184,159
August 2011 Flooding 2,796,564
New York August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene 7,686,528 10,248,704
September 7, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee 2,562,176
North Carolina September 29, 2010 Tropical Storm Nicole 815,000 815,000
North Dakota Spring 2011 Runoff in the Devils Lake Basin 10,171,839 31,530,138
Spring 2011 Runoff - Statewide 10,048,855
Spring 2011 Runoff in the West James River Basin 5,770,020
Spring 2011 Flooding in the Sheyenne/James River Basin 1,082,263
ND11-5, Spring 2011 Flooding in the Southern Mouse River Basin 4,457,161
Ohio March 2011 Jefferson County Landslides 4,673,409 14,922,113
March - May 2011 Severe Rainfall 10,248,704
Oregon January 2011 Flooding 1,742,280 1,742,280
Pennsylvania August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene 2,500,000 4,242,280
September 7, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee 1,742,280
Puerto Rico October 2010 Tropical Storm Otto 841,155 2,564,373
August 21, 2011 Hurricane Irene 1,723,218
South Carolina May 22, 2011 SC Route 150 Bridge Damage 392,572 392,572
South Dakota Spring 2011 Flooding 2,191,627 2,191,627
Tennessee SR 108 Rockslide 918,706 4,802,307
April 5, 2011 US-441/SR-71 Rockslide 1,107,630
April 19 - 26, 2011 Tornado and Flooding 325,971
April 26, 2011 Severe Weather and Tornado Damage 2,450,000
Texas August 30, 2011 Wildfires 2,500,000 2,500,000
Utah December 20, 2010 Severe Storms and Flooding 839,543 2,167,226
March - May 2011 Flooding 1,327,683
Vermont Spring 2011 Flooding 1,024,870 15,373,056
August 27, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene 14,348,186
Virginia August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene 1,435,173 2,181,614
September 5, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee 746,441
Virgin Islands October 2010 Tropical Storm Otto 370,382 1,207,112
November 2010 Tropical Storm Tomas 836,730
Washington February 28, 2001 Nisqually Earthquake 3,433,316 9,879,273
November 2006 Storm 1,429,586
December 2007 Storm 512,287
January 2009 Storm 290,705
October 11, 2009 SR 410 Landslide 669,713
December 2010 Storms 1,026,278
January 2011 Winter Storms 568,372
March - April 2011 Storms 500,000
March 22, 2011 113th Avenue Truck Crash Damage 750,043
May 2011 Storms 698,973
Federal Lands Agencies various events 8,711,399 8,711,399
Total $215,198,775 $215,198,775

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