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Delegation Seeking Federal Relief for Flood Damage

May 1, 2019
In The News

Oregon’s entire Congressional delegation is seeking a federal disaster declaration for damages in the state caused by the late February storm that brought snow, freezing rain, floods and landslides.

Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and House members Peter DeFazio, Greg Walden, Kurt Schrader, Suzanne Bonamici and Earl Blumenauer estimated in their letter to the White House that especially hard-hit Douglas, Coos, Curry, Lane and Jefferson counties are eligible for more than $30 million in public assistance for the damage they incurred.

The Oregon lawmakers’ letter came in support of Governor Kate Brown’s request for a disaster declaration as well as eligibility for the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for the storm.