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FHWA 02-12
Monday, January 9, 2012
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel: 202-366-0660

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces Close to $1.6 Billion in Funding for Repairs to Damaged Roads and Bridges

Supplemental Funding from Congress Makes Reimbursement Possible

WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced nearly $1.6 billion to states and territories across the nation to help cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters.

"Communities from coast to coast are still recovering from disasters that have affected the roads they use, their homes and businesses," said Secretary LaHood. "The Obama Administration stands ready to provide emergency relief and reimburse these communities for the work that has been done to restore their critical transportation needs."

Funding from the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Emergency Relief Program was provided by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012. FHWA will provide a total of $1.58 billion to 30 states, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and federal land management 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 rely on the federal government during these critical times," said FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez. "When disaster strikes, the Department will do all it can to provide help to the affected areas."

Vermont, hard hit by Hurricane Irene, will receive $125.6 million; North Dakota will receive $89.1 million for the Devils Lake Basin for damage caused by Spring 2011 runoff; and Iowa will receive $37.5 million to repair damage caused by the May 2011 Missouri River flooding. A complete list of states and funding amounts is listed below.

This 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 for reimbursement.


 

2012 Allocations

State Event Proposed
Allocation
Grants to States and Territories
Alabama April 27, 2011 Severe Storms and Tornadoes
16,603,990
American Samoa September 29, 2009 Tsunami
10,770,156
Arkansas April 2011 Severe Storms and Flooding
9,182,355
California Devil's Slide
182,027,295
December 2004 Storm
44,566,681
December 2005 Storm
99,825,155
Connecticut August 27, 2011 Hurricane Irene
11,553,691
October 29, 2011 Storm Alfred
40,000,000
Illinois April 19, 2011 Heavy Rains and Flooding
2,961,793
July 27, 2011 High Winds and Rainfall
4,756,819
Indiana April 2011 Severe Storms and Flooding
2,824,441
Iowa May 2011 Missouri River Flooding
37,479,818
Kentucky April 2011 Storms and Flooding
4,577,316
Louisiana August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina
8,700,000
Maine August 28, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene
2,970,319
Maryland September 7, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee
7,661,774
Massachusetts June 1, 2011 Severe Thunderstorms and Tornado
4,002,908
August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene
40,747,088
Missouri April - May 2011 Tornado and Flooding
3,040,708
June 2011 Missouri River Flooding
15,167,969
Montana Spring 2011 Flooding
22,461,618
Nebraska May 2011 Platt and Missouri River Flooding
4,664,711
New Hampshire August 30, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene
1,159,547
New Jersey August 2011 Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee
64,695,620
August 2011 Flooding
24,490,436
New York August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene
67,313,472
September 7, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee
22,437,824
North Carolina August 27, 2011 Hurricane Irene
23,017,271
North Dakota Spring 2011 Runoff, Devils Lake Basin
89,078,161
Spring 2011 Runoff, Statewide
88,001,145
Spring 2011 Runoff in the West James River Basin
50,529,980
Spring 2011 Flooding in the Sheyenne/James River Basin
9,477,737
Spring 2011 Flooding in the Southern Mouse River Basin
39,032,839
Ohio March 2011 Jefferson County Landslides
40,926,591
March - May 2011 Severe Rainfall
89,751,296
Oregon January 2011 Flooding
15,257,720
Pennsylvania August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene
704,261
September 7, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee
39,903,558
Puerto Rico October 2010 Tropical Storm Otto
7,366,273
August 21, 2011 Hurricane Irene
15,090,787
Rhode Island August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene
3,737,461
South Dakota Spring 2011 Flooding
19,192,800
Tennessee April 19 - 26, 2011 Tornado and Flooding
2,854,634
Utah March - May 2011 Flooding
11,626,964
Vermont Spring 2011 Flooding
8,975,130
August 27, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene
125,651,814
Virginia August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene
12,568,288
September 5, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee
6,536,827
Virgin Islands October 2010 Tropical Storm Otto
3,243,556
Washington February 28, 2001 Nisqually Earthquake
30,066,684
November 2006 Storm
12,519,359
December 2007 Storm
4,486,269
January 2009 Storm
2,545,797
Grants to States and Territories
1,508,786,706
Allocations to Federal Land Management Agencies
76,288,601
GRAND TOTAL
1,585,075,307

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