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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $574 Million in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

FHWA 24-20
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel: (202) 366-0660

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump Administration will provide $574 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 39 states and Puerto Rico make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events.

“This $574 million in federal funding will help states repair and rebuild roads and bridges damaged from natural disasters,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s ER program, administered by the Federal Highway Administration, reimburses states, territories, federal land management agencies, and tribal governments 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.

 Some of the reimbursements include:

 More than $64 million to California, including $34 million for November 2018 wildfires.

  • More than $46 million to Nebraska for winter storms and flooding in 2019.
  • More than $27 million to Alabama for storms and flooding in 2020.
  • More than $25 million to Michigan for flooding in the central part of the state in 2020.
  • More than $22 million to Florida for Hurricane Michael in 2018.
  • More than $21 million to North Carolina for Hurricane Dorian in 2019.

“These funds will help reimburse states for needed repairs to vital transportation infrastructure that residents rely upon for daily travel,” said Federal Highway Administrator Nicole R. Nason.

Since January 2017, the Trump Administration has provided nearly $4.9 billion in ER program funds to repair roads and bridges.

September 2020 Emergency Relief Funding Allocations

State

Event

Allocation

State Totals

State

Event

Allocation

State Totals

Alabama

April 28, 2014 Storms and Flooding

$127,045

$27,968,076

February 1, 2020 Storms and Flooding

$27,741,031

COE, Heavy Rain

$100,000

Alaska

November 30, 2018 Anchorage, Southcentral, and Mat-SU Earthquake

$12,041,034

$12,041,034

Arizona

July 2017 Fire and Flooding

$4,546,145

$23,384,684

September 2018 Hurricane Rosa Flooding

$1,915,296

September 23, 2019 Tropical Storm Lorena Flooding

$4,216,498

June 13, 2020 Arizona Bush Fire

$6,080,850

September 23, 2019 Tropical Storm Lorena Flooding

$6,625,895

Arkansas

June 2019 Severe Flooding of Arkansas River

$7,926,009

$16,365,370

Hurricane Barry Impact to SW AR - Heavy Rain and Landslides

$3,963,005

Heavy Rainfall and Flooding Event June, 2019

$1,188,901

May 2017 Heavy Rains and Flooding

$665,017

COE, May 2019 Arkansas River Flooding

$1,758,595

FWS, February 2019 Flooding

$163,843

FS, April 2020 Catastrophic Failure, Ozark NF

$700,000

California

July 19, 2015 Tropical Storm Dolores

$179,900

$65,704,114

March 5, 2016 Storms

$5,413,333

July 22, 2016 Sand Fire

$443,346

August 16, 2016 Blue Cut Fire

$1,027,205

December 2016 Storms

$1,371,735

2017 Winter Storms

$16,560,665

July 2017 Detwiler Fire

$72,128

July 2018 Monsoon Event

$217,060

July 2018 Wildfires

$791,579

November 2018 Fires

$34,355,713

January and February 2019 Atmospheric River Event

$3,544,516

Ridgecrest Earthquake

$551,326

FS, March 2019 Storm and Flash flooding

$1,175,606

Colorado

FS, March 2019 Avalanches

$51,575

$1,180,708

FS, April 2019 Extreme Runoff

$1,129,133

Florida

FL19-1, October 10th, 2018 Hurricane Michael

$22,080,419

$22,614,360

FWS, October 2016 Hurricane Matthew

$533,941

Georgia

March 2020 Flooding

$1,038,307

$1,289,822

FS, February 2019 Southeast Floods

$251,515

Idaho

FS, March 2017 Rock Fall/Catastrophic Failure of Stoddard Bridge

$263,592

$4,973,791

FS, March - April 2017 Severe Storms Flooding and Landslides

$4,710,199

Illinois

April 23rd Heavy Rains and Flooding

$237,780

$237,780

Iowa

March 12, 2019. Missouri River Flooding- Rain and Snow Melt

$13,978,130

$14,491,169

FWS, March 2019 Flooding

$513,039

Kansas

Early March Wildfires

$38,497

$4,389,592

April 28, 2019 Severe Spring Flooding

$3,541,765

COE, March 13 - June 24, 2019 Midwest Floods

$809,330

Kentucky

February 2018 Severe Storms and Flooding

$4,557,455

$21,929,473

February 2019 Severe Storms and Flooding

$11,889,014

February 2020 Severe Storms and Flooding

$3,963,005

FS, December 2015 Heavy Rains

$520,000

KY2019-1-FS, February 2019 Southeast Floods

$1,000,000

Maryland

May 2018 Severe Storm/Flooding Event in Washington/Frederick County

$436,181

$436,181

Michigan

July 20, 2019 Widespread Flooding Across Lake County Michigan

$1,030,381

$26,393,610

May 17, 2020 Severe Flooding in Central Michigan

$25,363,229

Minnesota

June 16 - July 12, 2018

$3,947,149

$5,650,939

Spring 2019 Nicollet County Basin Flooding

$876,350

April 1, 2019 Heavy Snowmelt and Rainfall

$431,643

FWS, March 2019 Flooding

$395,796

Mississippi

February 2019 - Damage due to Flooding

$1,044,692

$22,788,195

February 10,2020 Heavy Rains and Severe Flooding

$12,952,530

FWS, February 2019 Flooding

$41,963

April 12, 2020 Storms and Flooding

$749,010

NPS, January 11 and February 14, 2020 Heavy Rain

$8,000,000

Missouri

April 28, 2017 Severe Storms and Flooding

$893,898

$9,477,616

March 11, 2019, Severe Storm Systems and Riverine Flooding

$553,083

April 29, 2019 Severe Storms and  Flooding

$2,734,473

FS, April 28 - May 3, 2017 Spring Flood

$699,146

FWS, March 2019 Flooding

$1,597,016

NPS, May 2020 Ozarks Spring Floods

$3,000,000

Montana

FS, April - June 2018 Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding

$216,923

$216,923

Nebraska

March 2019 Nebraska Severe Winter Storm and Flooding

$45,970,852

$46,014,105

BIA, Spring 2019 Severe Winter Storm, Winds and Flooding

$43,253

New Hampshire

FS, October 2017 Flooding

$1,737,288

$2,588,203

FS, April 15, 2019 Flooding

$850,915

New Jersey

FWS, November 2018 North East flooding- Winding Waters and Liberty Loop

$1,042,826

$1,042,826

New York

September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Attacks

$6,068,152

$35,767,673

October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy

$26,631,390

FWS, November 2018 North East flooding- Dagmar Trail

$3,068,130

North Carolina

October 10, 2018 Hurricane Michael

$1,585,202

$37,463,666

February 2019 Storms

$7,688,229

July 3, 2019 Widespread Storms and Flooding

$277,410

September 4, 2019 Hurricane Dorian

$21,479,484

February 6, 2020 Severe Weather Event

$2,298,543

FWS, 2017 Midwest/Southeast Floods

$177,158

FS, May 2018 Southeast Floods

$838,364

BIA, February 2019 Flooding

$2,732,897

NPS, February 2020 Storm and Flooding

$386,379

North Dakota

Fall 2019 Statewide Traditional Flooding

$8,665,379

$46,191,477

Fall 2019 Rice Lake Basin Flooding

$1,826,231

Fall 2019 West James River Basin Flooding

$7,520,650

Fall 2019 Salt Lake Basin Flooding

$1,703,264

February 29, 2020 West James River Basin Flood

$10,506,729

March 16, 2020 Sheyenne/James River Basin Flood

$2,117,442

March 16, 2020 Rice Lake Basin Flood

$5,740,945

March 16, 2020 CMC 1529 S. Basin Flood

$1,628,251

March 16, 2020 CMC 1529 N. Basin Flood

$1,303,210

March 16, 2020 CMC 1536 E. Basin Flood

$1,274,817

March 16, 2020 CMC 1536 W. Basin Flood

$2,172,606

March 16, 2020 CMC 1104 Basin Flood

$1,158,064

March 16, 2020 Basin Flooding

$573,890

Ohio

March - April 2017 - Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

$156,191

$3,640,512

February - March 2018 - Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

$209,304

Feb 2019 Heavy Rainfall & Landslide

$333,073

March 19, 2020 Abnormal Storms and Flooding

$2,932,623

FWS, March 2019 Flooding

$9,320

Oklahoma

April 28 - May 2, 2017 Storms and Flooding

$3,098,854

$17,637,370

April 30 - June 29, 2019 Storms and Flooding

$13,870,516

COE, March 13 - June 24, 2019 Midwest Floods

$200,000

FWS, March 13 - June 24, 2019 Midwest Floods

$468,000

Oregon

December 14, 2016 Severe Winter Storm Event

$640,627

$25,069,598

January 11, 2017 Severe Winter Storms

$1,595,469

2017 Oregon Wildfires

$7,926,009

February 2019 Severe Winter Storms

$3,250,800

April 2019 Winter Storms

$231,409

February 2020 Severe Storms and Flooding

$7,926,009

FS, December 2016 - February 2017 Flooding

$2,999,277

BIA, February 2020 Flooding

$100,000

FS, February 2020 Flooding

$400,000

Puerto Rico

September 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria

$2,171,729

$3,158,988

May 28-29, 2019 Heavy Rains

$916,280

January 2020 Earthquakes and Landslides

$70,979

South Carolina

March 9, 2018 S-50/I-26 Truck Crash

$2,759,934

$5,315,928

February 6, 2020 Severe Weather and Flooding

$1,557,461

FWS, September 2018 Hurricane Florence

$87,167

FS, September 2019 Hurricane Dorian

$911,366

South Dakota

April 06, 2020 Basin flooding

$1,365,491

$1,424,697

FWS, April 2019 Midwest Floods

$59,206

Tennessee

January 1-2020, Statewide Flooding, Severe Storms & Landslides

$3,954,509

$4,508,654

FS, February 2019 Southeast Floods

$262,345

NPS, February 2020 Storm and Flooding

$291,800

Texas

April 12, 2019 Severe Weather Event

$7,926,009

$13,077,915

September 17, 2019 Tropical Storm Imelda

$5,151,906

Utah

March 18, 2020 Earthquake Damage

$845,903

$2,393,402

FS, April 1 – May 1, 2019 Avalanche

$1,303,803

FS, April 2019 Extreme Runoff

$243,696

Vermont

April 14, 2019 Snow Melt, Heavy Rain and Severe Flooding

$237,780

$10,493,423

October 31, 2019 Heavy Rain, High Winds, and Severe Flooding

$9,511,211

FS, April 15, 2019 Flooding

$744,432

Virginia

May-June 2018 Flooding

$1,492,529

$10,394,562

October 11,2018 Hurricane Michael

$3,437,026

FS, April - May, 2017 Heavy Rains and Flooding

$584,007

NPS, May 2020 Blue Ridge Parkway Flooding Event

$4,000,000

2020 Division Disaster Assessments

$200,000

MSAR, 2020 MSAR Budget

$681,000

Washington

February 2017 Severe Winter Storms

$673,711

$22,217,854

October 5, 2019 I-5 and 13th St. Bridge Hit

$51,194

FS, July 2016 Flooding

$200,000

FS, April - June 2018 Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding

$988,848

December 16, 2019 I-5 and SR 397 Bridge Damage

$199,231

FS, February 2020 Flooding

$1,000,000

NPS, February 2020 Flooding

$150,000

January 20, 2020 Severe Storms and Flooding

$18,954,870

West Virginia

FS, August 2018 Flooding

$356,655

$2,803,771

FS, June 30, 2019 Flooding

$2,262,888

FWS, June 30, 2019 Flooding

$184,228

Wisconsin

FS, July 19-29, 2019 Wind event

$800,644

$1,076,313

FWS, March 2019 Flooding

$275,669

Wyoming

FS, June 2017 Flooding and Runoff

$120,000

$215,576

NPS, June 2017 Flooding

$95,576

Total

$574,029,949

$574,029,949

An additional listing of reimbursements can be found here—