U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $705.7 Million in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events.

“The Department is pleased to reimburse states and territories that have made critical repairs to their transportation infrastructure following natural disasters such as wildfires, storms, and floods,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

FHWA’s ER program reimburses states, territories, and federal land management agencies 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.

More than afifth of the total amount provided today – about $153 million – will be used to pay for repairs to damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. There are also funds directed towards other severe weather recovery efforts, including the wildfires in California.

“These funds will help keep our country’s roads and bridges safe and well-maintained in the aftermath of the hurricanes and other severe storms seen in recent years,” said Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Brandye L. Hendrickson.

State Event Allocation State Totals  Alabama June 22, 2017 Tropical Storm Cindy $2,000,000 $2,000,000 Alaska September 2012 Southcentral flooding $1,539,000 $1,539,000 American Samoa Cyclone Gita 2018 $2,780,947 $2,780,947 Arkansas Federal Lands  Midwest floods 2017 (COE) – $5,953,571; 2017 heavy rains and flooding (FS) – $2,705,100   $8,658,671 $8,658,671 California November 2008 Southern California Fires  $6,984 $95,914,497 November 2011 Southern California Fires $392,691 December 2014 Statewide Storm Damage $200,000 March 5, 2016 Storms $3,247,837 December 2016 Storms $7,300,536 2017 Winter Storms $35,000,000 Oroville Dam Disaster $2,774,912 December 2017 Thomas, Creek and Rye, and Lilac Fires $25,000,000 March 2018 Storms $7,000,000 July 2017 Detwiler Fire $991,537 July 2018 Monsoon Event $1,500,000 July 2018 Wildfires $12,500,000 California Federal Lands FS Heavy Rainfall, March 5-14, 2016 – $203,872; BOR Jan 2017 Storms and Flooding – $300,000; BOR Jan. 2017 Storms and Flooding – $1,120,253; FS Jan. 2017 Storms and Flooding – $450,000; NPS Jan 2017 Storms and Flooding – $150,000; FS July FS 2018 Carr-Delta-Hirz Complex Fire – $2,306,408; NPS July 2018 Carr-Delta-Hirz Complex Fire – $220,330  $4,750,863 $4,750,863 California total  $100,665,360 Colorado September 11, 2013 Flooding $21,540,623 $22,790,623 US 550 Rockfall $1,250,000 Florida October 10, 2018 Hurricane Michael $19,555,194 $19,555,194 Florida Federal Lands  FS – Hurricane Irma 2017  $2,300,000 $2,300,000 Florida total  $21,855,194 Georgia October 2018 Hurricane Michael $2,554,139 $2,554,139 Hawaii April 2018 Flooding and Landslides $61,863,074 $78,962,547 May 2018 Kilauea Volcano Eruption, Earthquakes and Lava Flow $8,334,138 August 2018 Hurricane Lane $8,765,335 Hawaii Federal Lands  NPS April 2018 Volcanic Eruption  $2,456,000 $2,456,000 Hawaii total  $81,418,547 Idaho Federal Lands FS Severe Storms Flooding and Landslides March 2017 through April 2017 – $3,100,000; FS Catastrophic Rock Fall 2017 – $50,000; FS 2017 Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides 2017 – $1,508,769; FS Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding April-June 2018 – $100,000  $4,758,769 $4,758,769 Illinois Federal Lands COE Midwest Floods 2017 $119,431 $119,431 Indiana February 2018 Severe Storms and Flooding $6,172,964 $6,172,964 Kansas September 2-12, 2016 Flooding $571,872 $613,239 Early March Wild Fires $41,367 Kentucky February 2018 Severe Storms and Flooding $6,000,000 $6,000,000 Kentucky Federal Lands  FS Holiday Storms 2016 $1,604,299 $1,604,299 Kentucky total  $7,604,299 Maryland May 2018 Severe Storm/Flooding Event in Washington/Frederick County $950,000 $4,550,000 May – June 2018 Severe Storm/Flooding Statewide $3,600,000 Michigan July 12, 2016 Severe Weather $727,726 $19,927,726 June 17, 2018 Western Upper Peninsula Flooding $19,200,000 Missouri April 28, 2017 Severe Storms and Flooding $352,231 $352,231 Missouri Federal Lands  COE, Midwest Floods 2017 – $3,478,195; FS, Spring Flood 2017 – $300,000; NPS Holiday Storms 2017 –  $491,332  $4,269,527 $4,269,527 Missouri total  $4,621,758 Montana Spring 2018 Flood Event $17,937,061 $17,937,061 Montana Federal Lands  FS Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding April-June 2018 – $200,000; FWS Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding April-June 2018 $100,000 $300,000 $300,000 Montana total $18,237,061 Nevada January 7, 2017 Atmospheric River Storm $1,857,647 $8,137,748 February 2017 Flooding $1,448,817 August 2018 Clark County Flooding $4,831,284 New Hampshire Federal Lands  FS October 2017 Flooding $484,845 $484,845 New York WTC Disaster $8,910,888 $8,910,888 North Carolina Federal Lands  FS Holiday Storms 2016 – $500,000; FS Heavy Rains and Flooding 2018 – $100,000 $600,000 $600,000 Ohio March 2011 Jefferson County Landslides $5,360,000 $83,306,676  January 2012 SR 7 Rock Falls $900,000 March 2015 Storms and Landslides $11,927,927 March – April 2017 – Heavy Rainfall and Flooding $2,089,375 February – March 2018 – Heavy Rainfall and Flooding $63,029,374 Oklahoma OK15-1, May 2015 Storms and Flooding $4,502,003 $6,376,087 OK16-1, January 2016 Rain and Flooding $831,658 OK17-1, April 28 – May 2, 2017 Storms and Flooding $1,042,426 Oregon OR15-1, August 2015 Cornet-Windy Ridge and Canyon-Creek Wildfires $1,000,000 $6,837,773 OR16-1, December 2015 Flooding $5,507,000 OR17-1, December 14, 2016 Severe Winter Storm Event $161,686 OR17-2, Jan 11, 2017 Severe Winter Storms $169,087 Oregon Federal Lands  BLM December 15,2016-February 2017 Flooding – $3,264,000; FS 2917 Winter Storms – $2,500,000 $5,764,000 $5,764,000 Oregon total  $12,601,773 Pennsylvania PA18-1, US Route 30 Landslide, April 7, 2018 $9,727,856 $30,033,856 PA18-2, July 2018 – Heavy Rains and Flooding $6,206,000 PA18-3, August 2018- Heavy Rains and Flooding  $14,100,000 Puerto Rico PR17-1, September 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria $130,000,000 $130,300,000 PR18-1, March 4-7 Tidal Waves $300,000 Puerto Rico Federal Lands  FS – Hurricane Maria 2017 $8,063,760 $8,063,760 Puerto Rico total  $138,363,760 South Carolina Hurricane Florence $7,000,000 $7,000,000 Tennessee March 2, 2018 Over Height Load Collision $976,027 $2,063,686 April 27, 2018 Over Height Load Collision $1,087,659 Tennessee Federal Lands  FS Heavy Rains and Flooding 2017 – $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 Tennessee total  $2,069,186 Texas Texas October 2018 Storms and Flooding $25,000,000 $25,000,000 Texas Federal Lands    $393 $393 Texas total $25,000,393 Vermont August 27, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene $717,000 $717,000 Virgin Islands September 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria $10,000,000 $10,000,000 Virgin Islands Federal Lands  NPS Hurricanes Irma and Maria 2017 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 Virgin Islands total $13,000,000 Virginia Federal Lands  FS Heavy Rains and Flooding 2016 – $1,726,109; FS Heavy Rains and Flooding 2017 – 1,677,707; FS Heavy Rains and Flooding – $561,418;  $3,965,234 $3,965,234 Washington August 2018 I-90 Overpass Hit Danekas Rd Bridge 90/332 $842,126 $842,126 Washington Federal Lands  NPS Heavy Storms 2014 and 2015 – $300,000; NPS Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding 2018 – $200,000 $500,000 $500,000 Washington total $1,342,126 West Virginia February 2018 Flooding $13,900,000 $13,900,000 West Virginia Federal Lands  FS October 2017 Flooding – $271,039; and FS June 2016 Flooding Event $1,500,000 $1,771,039 $1,771,039 West Virginia total $15,671,039 Wisconsin June 16 2018 Severe Storms and Flooding $5,339,065 $17,594,565 August 19 Severe Storms and Flooding $11,155,500 August 17 Severe Rains $1,100,000 Wisconsin Federal Lands  FS July 2016 Flooding – $1,920,891; FS June 2018 Flooding – $3,823,238  $5,744,129 $5,744,129 Wisconsin total $23,338,694 Wyoming May 24, 2015 Wind River Canyon Flooding $57,327 $12,018,972 May 7, 2016 Flooding $2,738,624 Statewide extraordinary snowpack and runoff $9,223,021 Wyoming Federal Lands  FS 2017 June Flooding and Runoff – $44,800; FS February 2018 Earthquakes – $1,892,000 $1,936,800 $1,936,800 Wyoming total  $13,955,772 Total $705,742,805