The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $871.2 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 39 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and tribal governments, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events.

“This Administration is providing federal funding to help repair roads and bridges damaged during natural disasters including hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and earthquakes,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

FHWA’s ER program 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.

This Emergency Relief funding includes awards of—

  • More than $220 million for Puerto Rico to continue repairs following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
  • More than $157 million to California, including more than $115 million for 2017 winter storms.
  • Nearly $110 million for Tennessee, the bulk of which is for severe storms in 2019.
  • More than $18 million for flooding in Mississippi in 2018 and 2019.
  • More than $12 million for volcanic eruption and earthquakes in Hawaii.
  • $68 million for the March 2019 storms in Nebraska.
  • More than $6.5 million for tribal governments for a variety of events in California, Michigan, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

“These funds will help restore the nation’s roads and bridges following severe weather events that have disrupted travel throughout the country,” said Federal Highway Administrator Nicole R. Nason.

September 2019 Emergency Relief Funding Allocations

StateEventAllocationState Totals
AlabamaDecember 24, 2015 Heavy Rains and Severe Flooding$3,200,000$9,964,388
Tropical Storm Alberto$1,000,000
February 17, 2019 Heavy Rains and Flooding$5,000,000
October 10, 2018 Hurricane Michael$764,388
Alabama Federal LandsHeavy Rains 2019 Feb-April$50,000$50,000
Alabama Total$10,014,388
AlaskaSeptember 2012 Southcentral Flooding$1,500,000$24,749,400
Spring 2015 Dalton Highway Flooding$11,200,000
October 2018 Kenai Peninsula Borough and City of Seward Flood$1,501,200
November 30, 2018 Anchorage, Southcentral, and Mat-SU Earthquake$10,548,200
American SamoaCyclone Gita$1,500,000$1,500,000
ArizonaSeptember 2018 Hurricane Rosa Flooding$4,700,000$4,700,000
Arkansas Federal landsNPS Heavy rains May 2015 – $50,000; FWS Spring Flooding – $138,858$188,858$188,858
CaliforniaMarch 2012 Storms$84,655$151,140,534
October 14, 2015 Storms$1,525,750
March 5, 2016 Storms$10,000,000
2017 Winter Storms$115,674,801
March 2018 Storms$7,588,413
July 2018 Monsoon Event$2,342,202
Delta Fire$10,221,800
November 2018 Fires$3,702,913
California Federal LandsJan Storms and flooding – $338,000; Jan 2017 storms and flooding – $2,770,000; Feb 14 Storm and Flashflooding – $705,000; Feb 14, 2019  Storm and Flashflooding – $505,000; Feb 14 Storm and Flashflooding – $1,670,000$5,988,000$5,988,000
California Total$157,128,534
ColoradoMay 24, 2019 SH 145 Rockfall$1,200,000$1,200,000
Colorado Federal LandsJan 2017 storms and flooding$257,747$257,747
Colorado Total$1,457,747
ConnecticutSeptember 25, 2018 Severe Storms and Flooding$661,000$661,000
Florida Federal LandsHurricane Irma – $3,500,000; Hurricane Michael – $700,000; Hurricane Michael – $700,000;$4,900,000$4,900,000
Georgia Federal LandsHurricane Mathew – $3,505,189Heavy Rains 2019 Feb-April – $250,000$3,755,189$3,755,189
HawaiiMay 2018 Kilauea Volcano Eruption, Earthquakes and Lava Flow$11,942,550$11,942,550
Hawaii Federal Lands2018 HI April NPS Volcanic Eruption – $780,000$780,000$780,000
Hawaii Total$12,722,550
IdahoMarch 2017 Flooding$1,250,000$9,250,000
April 2019 Central Idaho Flooding$8,000,000
Idaho Federal LandsRain on Snow Event Dec. 5-12, 2015 – $35,000;Rock Fall/Catastrophic Failure of Stoddard Bridge March 16, 2016 – $700,000; Severe Storms Flooding and Landslides March 2017 through April 2017 – $4,073,264; Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding April-June 2018 – $153,600$4,961,864$4,961,864
Idaho Total$14,211,864
IllinoisApril 23rd Heavy Rains and Flooding  $4,000,000$4,000,000
Illinois Federal LandsMidwest Floods 2019 – $980,000$980,000$980,000
Illinois Total$4,980,000
IndianaFebruary 2018 Severe Storms and Flooding$350,000$350,000
KansasEarly March Wild Fires$627,563$627,563
Kansas Federal LandsMidwest Floods 2019 – May -June – $600,000$600,000$600,000
Kansas Total$1,227,563
KentuckyMarch 2015 Storms$1,900,000$7,900,000
February 2018 Severe Storms and Flooding$4,000,000
February 2019 Severe Storms and Flooding$2,000,000
Kentucky Federal LandsHoliday Storms – $95,000Heavy Spring Rain 2019 – $200,000$295,000$295,000
Kentucky Total$8,195,000
Louisiana Federal LandsDecember to January Flood Event – $2,610,000$2,610,000$2,610,000
MarylandMay 2018 Severe Storm/Flooding Event in Washington/Frederick County$653,805$653,805
MichiganJune 17, 2018 Western Upper Peninsula Flooding$8,800,000$8,800,000
Michigan Federal LandsJune 2017 Flooding of Tribal Lands – $3,258,532$3,258,532$3,258,532
Michigan Total$12,058,532
MinnesotaJune 16 – July 12, 2018$1,650,000$2,400,000
April 1 Heavy Snowmelt and rainfall$750,000
Minnesota Federal LandsJune 2018 Flooding – $163,090$163,090$163,090
Minnesota Total$2,563,090
MississippiDecember 27, 2018 Damage due to Flooding$5,937,502$18,508,703
February 2019 – Damage due to Flooding$12,571,201
Mississippi Federal LandsHeavy Rains 2019 Feb-April – $125,000$125,000$125,000
Mississippi Total$18,633,703
MissouriApril 28, 2017 Severe Storms and Flooding$140,892$8,488,843
March 11, 2019, Severe Storm Systems and Riverine Flooding$8,347,951
Missouri Federal LandsSpring Flood 2017 – $1,957,493Midwest Floods 2019 May-June – $1,250,000$3,207,493$3,207,493
Missouri Total$11,696,336
Montana Federal LandsSevere Storms Flooding and Landslides March 2017 through April 2017 – $150,000; Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding April-June 2018 – $330,000$480,000$480,000
NebraskaJune 2018 Severe Weather$1,720,667$69,720,667
March 2019 Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds and Flooding$68,000,000
Nebraska Federal LandsSevere Winter Storm, Winds and Flooding – $165,000; Severe Winter Storm, Winds and Flooding – $69,000$234,000$234,000
Nebraska Total$69,954,667
New HampshireOctober 29, 2017 Severe Flooding$768,738$768,738
New Hampshire Federal LandsOctober 2017 Flooding – $390,000$390,000$390,000
New Hampshire Total$1,158,738
New YorkSeptember 11, 2001 World Trade Center Attacks$4,792,000$9,817,550
May 2018 Flooding$1,025,550
August 2018 Flooding$4,000,000
North CarolinaWestern North Carolina Slides from STS Alberto$11,500,000$51,000,000
Hurricane Florence$36,000,000
October 10, 2018 Hurricane Michael$1,500,000
February 2019 Storms$2,000,000
North Carolina Federal LandsHoliday Storms – $2,175,312Hurricane Michael – $251,941$2,427,253$2,427,253
North Carolina Total$53,427,253
Northern Mariana IslandsOctober 2018 Super Typhoon Yutu$4,269,064$4,269,064
OhioFebruary – March 2018 – Heavy Rainfall and Flooding$7,257,010$7,389,541
Feb 2019 Heavy Rainfall & Landslide$132,531
Oklahoma Federal LandsJune Flooding – $520,000; FWS 2019 June Flooding – $76,000$596,000$596,000
OregonDecember 2015 Flooding$6,886,193$33,409,579
December 14, 2016 Severe Winter Storm Event$3,422,744
Jan 11, 2017 Severe Winter Storms$13,100,642
February 2019 Severe Winter Storms$7,000,000
April 2019 Winter Storms$3,000,000
Oregon Federal LandsHeavy Rain Storms December 19-23 2014 and February 7-10,2015 – $560,000; December 7-30 2015 Flooding – $326,375; Oneonta Tunnel – $1,671,736; Dec. 15, 2016 – Feb. 2017 Flooding – $100,000; 2017 Severe Winter Storms – $293,226$2,951,337$2,951,337
Oregon Total$36,360,916
PennsylvaniaAugust 2018- Heavy Rains and Flooding$5,600,000$11,684,329
September 2018 Heavy Rains and Flooding$6,084,329
Puerto RicoSeptember 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria$208,195,000$208,195,000
Puerto Rico Federal LandsHurricane Maria – $12,015,508$12,015,508$12,015,508
Puerto Rico Total$220,210,508
South DakotaMarch 13-15 Heavy Snow & Rain, spring run-off.$7,500,000$7,500,000
South Dakota Federal LandsMidwest Floods – $1,940,000; 2019 SD March Storm and Flashflooding – $505,000$2,445,000$2,445,000
South Dakota Total$9,945,000
TennesseeApril 19 – 26, 2011 Tornado and Flooding$88,343$109,494,426
November 27th, 2018 Rockslide on I-24$1,406,083
February/March 2019 Severe Storms, Flooding & Landslides$108,000,000
Tennessee Federal LandsSpring Flooding – $234,172Heavy Spring Rain 2019 – $100,000$334,172$334,172
Tennessee Total$109,828,598
Texas Federal Lands2017 TX Aug FWS Hurricane Harvey – $92,000$92,000$92,000
VermontAugust 27, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene$725,000$3,075,000
April 14, 2019 Snow Melt, Heavy Rain, and Severe Flooding$2,350,000
Vermont Federal Lands$30,000$30,000$30,000
Vermont Total$3,105,000
Virgin IslandsSeptember 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria$8,774,435$8,774,435
VirginiaSeptember 14, 2018 Hurricane Florence$860,000$1,710,000
October 11,2018 Hurricane Michael$850,000
WashingtonFebruary 2017 Severe Winter Storms$1,300,000$3,135,413
August 2018 I-90 Overpass Hit Danekas Rd Bridge 90/332$910,410
December 2018 Severe Storms$925,003
Washington Federal Lands2017 Severe Winter Storms – $1,000,000; Severe Winter Storms Dec. 15 2016 through April 2017 – $700,000; Rapid Snowmelt and Flooding April-June 2018 – $266,354$1,966,354$1,966,354
Washington Total$5,101,767
West VirginiaJune 2018 Flooding$3,000,000$3,000,000
West Virginia Federal LandsJune 2016 Flood – $3,342,927; Summer 2018 Storms – $1,000,000$4,342,927$4,342,927
West Virginia Total$7,342,927
Wisconsin Federal LandsJuly 2016 Flood – $9,041,618; June 2018 Flooding of Tribal Lands – $500,000; June 2018 Flood – $500,000$10,041,618$10,041,618
Wyoming Federal Lands2017 June Flooding and Runoff – $381,640; Gros Ventre Road Damage June 6-18, 2017 $200,000; 2018 WY Feb 1 Earthquake – $370,000$951,640$951,640
Total$871,199,110

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