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LaHood: $215 million available for damaged roads, bridges

Posted By Equipment World Staff On November 30, 2011 @ 1:59 pm In Construction News,Contractor Disaster Resources,News | No Comments

The U.S Department of Transportation will provide more than $215 million to states across the nation to cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Nov. 28.

“Communities suffering from disasters have been hard at work restoring vital transportation links so that people can resume daily activities as soon as possible,” said Secretary LaHood. “They did their part, and now it’s our turn to give the states the money they were promised to help pay for that work.”

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will provide a total of $215,198,775 from its emergency relief program to 34 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and federal lands 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 continue counting on our support in times of need,” said FHWA Administrator Mendez. “Everyone pulls together when disaster strikes and we are committed to help as much as we can now and in the future.”

Among states that will receive funding, California will receive $43.4 million for flooding and earthquakes, North Dakota will receive $31.5 million for flooding in the Devil’s Lake region and Vermont will receive $15.4 million for flooding and damage from Tropical Storm Irene.

The 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.

The FHWA’s emergency relief program reimburses states for the repair or reconstruction of federal-aid highways that were damaged in disasters and catastrophic failures.

EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM FUND ALLOCATIONS

(Source: U.S. Department of Transportation)





State

Event

Allocation

Subtotal
by State or Territory

Alabama

April 27, 2011 Severe Storms and Tornadoes

1,896,010

1,896,010

Alaska

Summer 2010 Taylor Highway Flooding

1,368,882

1,368,882

American Samoa

September 29, 2009 Tsunami

1,229,844

1,229,844

Arkansas

April 2011 Severe Storms and Flooding

1,048,534

1,048,534

California

Devil’s Slide

20,785,705

43,430,449

January-March 1993 Storms

305,000

February 1998 Storms

2,149,300

December 2002 Winter Storms

1,901,211

December 2004 Winter Storms

5,089,071

December 2005 Winter Storms

11,399,039

October 3, 2007 Mount Soledad Road Slide

1,801,123

Connecticut

Spring 2010 Flooding

1,048,020

2,367,336

August 28, 2011 Hurricane Irene

1,319,316

Florida

January 2010 Sinkholes

1,107,486

1,107,486

Illinois

April 19, 2011 Heavy Rains and Flooding

338,207

881,388

July 27, 2011 High Winds and Rainfall

543,181

Indiana

April 2011 Severe Storms and Flooding

322,523

322,523

Iowa

May 2011 Missouri River Flooding

4,279,822

5,210,934

July 27, 2011 Rainfall and Flooding

931,112

Kentucky

July 2010 Storms and Flooding

936,182

3,258,866

April 2011 Storms and Flooding

522,684

June 19, 2011, Severe Storms and Flooding

1,800,000

Louisiana

August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina

7,600,000

9,500,000

March 31, 2011 Vicksburg Barge Crash

1,900,000

Maine

July 18, 2008 Heavy Rains and Flooding

416,216

755,397

August 28, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene

339,181

Massachusetts

June 1, 2011 Severe Thunderstorms and Tornado

457,092

5,110,004

August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene

4,652,912

Minnesota

March 2011 Spring Snowmelt and Flooding

2,200,000

2,200,000

Mississippi

March 31, 2011 Vicksburg Barge Crash (MDOT costs)

7,886

3,769,791

April 2011 Severe Storms and Flooding

1,623,283

April – June 2011 Mississippi River Flooding

2,138,622

Missouri

April – May 2011 Tornado and Flooding

347,219

2,079,250

June 2011 Missouri River Flooding

1,732,031

Montana

Spring 2011 Flooding

2,564,893

2,564,893

Nebraska

May – June 2008 Flooding

776,882

1,309,546

May 2011 Platt and Missouri River Flooding

532,664

New Hampshire

August 30, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene

132,409

132,409

New Jersey

August 2011 Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

7,387,595

10,184,159

August 2011 Flooding

2,796,564

New York

August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene

7,686,528

10,248,704

September 7, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee

2,562,176

North Carolina

September 29, 2010 Tropical Storm Nicole

815,000

815,000

North Dakota

Spring 2011 Runoff in the Devils Lake Basin

10,171,839

31,530,138

Spring 2011 Runoff – Statewide

10,048,855

Spring 2011 Runoff in the West James River Basin

5,770,020

Spring 2011 Flooding in the Sheyenne/James River Basin

1,082,263

ND11-5, Spring 2011 Flooding in the Southern Mouse River Basin

4,457,161

Ohio

March 2011 Jefferson County Landslides

4,673,409

14,922,113

March – May 2011 Severe Rainfall

10,248,704

Oregon

January 2011 Flooding

1,742,280

1,742,280

Pennsylvania

August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene

2,500,000

4,242,280

September 7, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee

1,742,280

Puerto Rico

October 2010 Tropical Storm Otto

841,155

2,564,373

August 21, 2011 Hurricane Irene

1,723,218

South Carolina

May 22, 2011 SC Route 150 Bridge Damage

392,572

392,572

South Dakota

Spring 2011 Flooding

2,191,627

2,191,627

Tennessee

SR 108 Rockslide

918,706

4,802,307

April 5, 2011 US-441/SR-71 Rockslide

1,107,630

April 19 – 26, 2011 Tornado and Flooding

325,971

April 26, 2011 Severe Weather and Tornado Damage

2,450,000

Texas

August 30, 2011 Wildfires

2,500,000

2,500,000

Utah

December 20, 2010 Severe Storms and Flooding

839,543

2,167,226

March – May 2011 Flooding

1,327,683

Vermont

Spring 2011 Flooding

1,024,870

15,373,056

August 27, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene

14,348,186

Virginia

August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene

1,435,173

2,181,614

September 5, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee

746,441

Virgin Islands

October 2010 Tropical Storm Otto

370,382

1,207,112

November 2010 Tropical Storm Tomas

836,730

Washington

February 28, 2001 Nisqually Earthquake

3,433,316

9,879,273

November 2006 Storm

1,429,586

December 2007 Storm

512,287

January 2009 Storm

290,705

October 11, 2009 SR 410 Landslide

669,713

December 2010 Storms

1,026,278

January 2011 Winter Storms

568,372

March – April 2011 Storms

500,000

March 22, 2011 113th Avenue Truck Crash Damage

750,043

May 2011 Storms

698,973

Federal Lands Agencies

various events

8,711,399

8,711,399

Total

215,198,775

215,198,775


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