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FHWA 05-18
Friday, April 13, 2018
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces
$1 Billion in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

Funds to states for damage from a variety of events
in states across the country and U.S. territories

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMA) repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events.

FHWA’s ER program reimburses states, territories and FLMAs 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.

“The Administration is helping states and territories repair and rebuild their infrastructure in the wake of last year’s hurricanes and other disasters across the country,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

At approximately $263.7 million, more than a fourth of the total amount provided today will be used to repair damages caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. This includes awards of $75,000,000 to Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey; $97,000,000 to Florida as they repair damage from Hurricane Irma; and $70,000,000 to assist in Puerto Rico’s rebuilding after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

“We stand with all those who have been impacted by a natural disaster from the time of the emergency and until all repairs are completed,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson. “The funding announced today will serve the traveling public by reimbursing local communities that have made repairs to damaged critical surface transportation infrastructure.”

FY 2018 Emergency Relief Program Funding
State Event Funding Subtotal
by State
Alabama February 2013 Severe Flooding $848,000 $11,108,515
June 18, 2013 Sinkholes on SR-21 in Talladega County $60,515
April 28, 2014 Storms and Flooding $6,100,000
December 24, 2015 Heavy Rains and Severe Flooding $3,000,000
June 22, 2017 Tropical Storm Cindy $1,100,000
Alaska November 2011 Bering Sea Storms $1,139,312 $2,117,777
September 2012 Southcentral Flooding $978,465
American Samoa September 29, 2009 Tsunami $4,458,261 $4,458,261
Arizona July 2017 Fire and Flooding $7,000,000 $7,000,000
Arkansas May 2015 Rainfall and Flooding $9,000,000 $40,000,000
May 2017 Storms and Flooding $31,000,000
California Devil's Slide $3,309,029 $241,643,516
Loma Prieta Earthquake $93,318
February 1998 Storm $254,691
2005-2006 Winter Storms $2,625,892
November 2008Southern California Fires $46,121
January 2010 Storms $3,576,449
November 2011 Southern California Fires $627,949
February 2014 Storms $681,277
August 24, 2014 Napa Valley Earthquake $3,768,010
December 2014 Statewide Storm Damage $10,992,193
October 14, 2015 Storms $1,799,178
March 5, 2016 Storms $1,204,678
July 22, 2016 Sand Fire $734,776
December 2016 Storms $20,102,831
2017 Winter Storms $145,553,562
Oroville Dam Disaster $9,833,343
July Monsoon Rains $14,625,000
October 2017 Seven Fires $6,133,875
October 2017 Napa Fires $8,234,689
December 2017 Thomas, Creek and Rye, and Lilac Fires $7,446,655
Florida April 29 - 30, 2014 Spring Flooding $233,057 $113,752,826
September 1, 2016 Hurricane Hermine $829,741
October 6, 2017 Hurricane Matthew $15,283,433
September 10, 2017 Hurricane Irma $97,406,595
Georgia March 30, 2017 I-85 Bridge Collapse $12,475,659 $12,475,659
Idaho July 31 - August 7, 2014 Heavy Rainfall and Flooding $145,523 $3,895,523
March 2017 Flooding $3,750,000
Illinois April 28, 2017 Severe storms, heavy rainfall, and  flooding $1,369,251 $1,369,251
Iowa April 2013 Severe Storms $536,593 $3,455,094
May 2013 Severe Storms $10,249
June 2014 Heavy Rainfall and Flooding $2,624,681
September 9, 2014 Severe Storms and Flooding $283,571
Kansas September 2-12, 2016 Flooding $666,694 $916,868
Early March Wild Fires $250,174
Kentucky March 2015 Storms $1,500,000 $4,300,000
July 2015 Storms and Flooding $1,500,000
March/April 2017 Flooding $1,300,000
Louisiana August 2016 Flooding $23,500,000 $23,500,000
Michigan October 16 - 18, 2016 Severe Weather $2,200,000 $8,100,000
June 22-23, 2017 Widespread Flooding $5,900,000
Mississippi February 2015 Storms $230,381 $8,036,648
March 10, 2016 Severe Storms and Flooding $3,753,392
August 12, 2016 Severe Storms and Flooding $4,052,875
Missouri May - June 2013 Flooding $1,502,233 $15,864,407
August 2013 Flooding $872
December 2015 Storms and Flooding $854,688
April 28, 2017 Severe Storms and Flooding $13,506,614
Montana October 2016 Flooding $1,671,853 $1,671,853
Nevada January 7, 2017 Atmospheric River Storm $4,000,000 $6,000,000
February 2017 Flooding $2,000,000
New Hampshire July 2017 Flooding $2,000,000 $6,000,000
October 29, 2017 Severe Flooding $4,000,000
New York WTC Disaster $11,950,000 $22,108,617
August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene $2,000,000
June - July 2013 Flooding $8,158,617
North Carolina October 2016 Hurricane Matthew $21,000,000 $21,000,000
N. Mariana Islands August 2015 Typhoon Soudelor $287,087 $287,087
Ohio March 2011 Jefferson County Landslides $620,000 $4,849,981
March - May 2011 Severe Rainfall $617,839
March 2015 Storms and Landslides $1,763,353
March - April 2017 - Heavy Rainfall and Flooding $1,848,789
Oklahoma May 2015 Storms and Flooding $20,000,000 $24,000,000
January 2016 Rain and Flooding $2,500,000
April 28 - May 2, 2017 Storms and Flooding $1,500,000
Oregon January 2011 Flooding $1,500,000 $36,870,916
January 17, 2012 Storm and Flooding $4,530,916
February 6, 2014 I-84 Rockslide $3,000,000
August 2015 Cornet-Windy Ridge and Canyon-Creek Wildfires $1,340,000
December 2015 Flooding $5,000,000
Dec 14, 2017 Severe Winter Storm Event $4,000,000
Jan 11, 2017 Severe Winter Storms $6,500,000
2017 Oregon Wildfires $11,000,000
Puerto Rico October 2010 Tropical Storm Otto $787,143 $79,331,749
March 26-28, 2012 Heavy Rains $8,544,606
September 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria $70,000,000
South Carolina October 2016 Hurricane Matthew $4,545,668 $4,545,668
Texas April 2017 Thunderstorms and Tornadoes $820,857 $75,820,857
Texas August 2017 Hurricane Harvey $75,000,000
Vermont August 27, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene $500,000 $5,500,000
June 29 - July 1, 2017 Heavy Rains $5,000,000
Virgin Islands September 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria $15,000,000 $15,000,000
Virginia October 2016 Hurricane Matthew $500,000 $500,000
Washington 2017 Oregon Wildfires $272,198 $73,691,046
November 2006 Flooding $15,019,000
January 6, 2009 Storm $176,000
January 2010 Rainfall $800,000
December 2014 Severe Storms $2,371,607
January 3, 2015 Rainfall and Flooding $1,013,727
February 2015 Extreme Rainfall $132,000
February 9, 2015 I-5 Overpass Damage $360,802
May 21, 2015 I-5 Bridge Damage $266,364
November 13 - 18, 2015 Storms and Flooding $839,752
December 2015 Flooding $13,385,918
January 28, 2016 Storms and Flooding $82,072
February 2017 Severe Winter Storms $38,971,606
West Virginia June 2016 Flooding $12,000,000 $15,600,000
July 2017 Flooding $3,600,000
Wisconsin July 2016 Flooding $1,166,215 $4,749,826
August 2016 Severe Storms and Flooding $563,300
September 2016 Severe Storms and Flooding $876,620
July 19, 2017 Severe Storms and Flooding $2,143,691
Wyoming May 24, 2015 Wind River Canyon Flooding $274,000 $274,000
Subtotal Federal-aid $899,795,945 $899,795,945
Federal Land Management Agencies $173,913,140 $173,913,140
Total $1,073,709,085 $1,073,709,085

 

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