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Emergency Relief for 2018 Disasters

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Overview

Extreme weather and other destructive events occurring during calendar year 2018 resulted in the President declaring 62 major disasters across the United States. Transit systems in some of those disaster-affected areas provided emergency transportation services or sustained damage to capital assets.

The Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019 (Disaster Relief Act) (Pub. L. 116-20), signed into law on June 6, 2019, appropriated $10,542,000 for FTA's Emergency Relief Program (49 U.S.C. § 5324) for transit systems affected by major declared disasters occurring in calendar year 2018.

Notice of Availability of Emergency Relief Funding for this appropriation was published December 3, 2019, with a closing date of January 17, 2020.

FTA's Emergency Relief Program provides FTA with primary responsibility for reimbursing public transportation emergency response and recovery costs after an emergency or major disaster that affects public transportation systems. As such, public transportation agencies, States, Territories, local governmental authorities, Indian tribes, and other FTA grant recipients that provide or fund public transportation service in the affected areas are eligible for Emergency Relief funding under the program.

Eligible Events

The following tables include the disasters for which eligible transit providers may request funding. The name of each diaster links to more information on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website.

Region 1 - Region 2 - Region 3 - Region 4 - Region 5 - Region 6 - Region 7 - Region 8 - Region 9 - Region 10

Region 1

Disaster Name Disaster Number Begin Date End Date
Connecticut Severe Storms And Flooding 4410 09/25/2018 09/26/2018
Connecticut Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Straight-line Winds 4385 05/15/2018 05/15/2018
Maine Severe Storm And Flooding 4367 03/02/2018 03/08/2018
Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm And Flooding 4372 03/02/2018 03/03/2018
Massachusetts Severe Winter Storm And Snowstorm 4379 03/13/2018 03/14/2018
New Hampshire Severe Storm And Flooding 4370 03/02/2018 03/08/2018
New Hampshire Severe Winter Storm And Snowstorm 4371 03/13/2018 03/14/2018
Vermont Severe Storm And Flooding 4380 05/04/2018 05/05/2018

Region 2

Disaster Name Disaster Number Begin Date End Date
New Jersey Severe Winter Storm And Snowstorm 4368 03/06/2018 03/07/2018
New York Severe Storms And Flooding 4397  08/13/2018 08/15/2018

Region 3

Disaster Name Disaster Number Begin Date End Date
Maryland Severe Storm And Flooding 4376 05/27/2018 05/28/2018
Maryland Severe Storms And Flooding 4374 05/15/2018 05/19/2018
Pennsylvania Severe Storms And Flooding 4408 08/10/2018 08/15/2018
Virginia Hurricane Florence 4401 09/08/2018 09/21/2018
Virginia Tropical Storm Michael 4411 10/09/2018 10/16/2018
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides 4359 02/14/2018 02/20/2018
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides 4378 05/28/2018 06/03/2018

Region 4

Disaster Name Disaster Number Begin Date End Date
Alabama Hurricane Michael 4406 10/10/2018 10/13/2018
Alabama Severe Storms And Tornadoes 4362 03/19/2018 03/20/2018
Florida Hurricane Michael 4399 10/07/2018 10/19/2018
Georgia Hurricane Michael 4400 10/09/2018 10/23/2018
Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides 4358 02/09/2018 02/14/2018
Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides 4361 02/21/2018 03/21/2018
Mississippi Severe Storms, Flooding, And Tornado 4415 12/27/2018 12/28/2018
North Carolina Hurricane Florence 4393 09/07/2018 09/29/2018
North Carolina Tropical Storm Michael 4412 10/10/2018 10/12/2018
South Carolina Hurricane Florence 4394 09/08/2018 10/08/2018

 Region 5

Disaster Name Disaster Number Begin Date End Date
Indiana Severe Storms And Flooding 4363 02/14/2018 03/04/2018
Michigan Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides 4381 06/16/2018 06/18/2018
Minnesota Severe Storms And Flooding 4414 10/09/2018 10/11/2018
Minnesota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding 4390 06/15/2018 07/12/2018
Ohio Severe Storms, Landslides, And Mudslides 4360 02/14/2018 02/25/2018
Wisconsin Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding 4383 06/15/2018 06/19/2018
Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, And Landslides 4402 08/17/2018 09/14/2018

Region 6

Disaster Name Disaster Number Begin Date End Date
Oklahoma Wildfires 4373 04/11/2018 04/20/2018
Texas Severe Storms And Flooding 4416 09/10/2018 11/02/2018

Region 7

Disaster Name Disaster Number Begin Date End Date
Iowa Severe Storm And Tornadoes 4392 07/19/2018 07/19/2018
Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding 4386 06/06/2018 07/02/2018
Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding 4403 09/01/2018 09/08/2018
Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding 4417 10/04/2018 10/15/2018
Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding 4387 06/17/2018 07/01/2018
Nebraska Severe Winter Storm and Straight-line Winds 4375 04/13/2018 04/18/2018

Region 8

Disaster Name Disaster Number Begin Date End Date
Montana Flooding 4388 04/12/2018 05/06/2018
Montana Flooding 4405 05/01/2018 06/10/2018

Region 9

Disaster Name Disaster Number Begin Date End Date
American Samoa Tropical Storm Gita * 4357 02/07/2018 02/12/2018
California Wildfires 4407 11/08/2018 11/25/2018
California Wildfires And High Winds 4382 07/23/2018 09/19/2018
California Wildfires, Flooding, Mudflows, and Debris Flows 4353 12/4/2017 1/31/2018
Guam Typhoon Mangkhut * 4398 09/10/2018 09/11/2018
Havasupai Tribe Severe Storms, Flooding, And Landslides 4389 07/11/2018 07/12/2018
Hawaii Hurricane Lane 4395 08/22/2018 08/29/2018
Hawaii Kilauea Volcanic Eruption And Earthquakes 4366 05/03/2018 08/17/2018
Hawaii Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides 4365 04/13/2018 04/16/2018
Northern Mariana Islands Super Typhoon Yutu * 4404 10/24/2018 10/26/2018
Northern Mariana Islands Typhoon Mangkhut * 4396 09/10/2018 09/11/2018
Tohono O’odham Nation Severe Storms And Flooding 4409 10/01/2018 10/03/2018

 * This event occurred in an insular area, making it eligible for 100% federal funding.

Region 10

Disaster Name Disaster Number Begin Date End Date
Alaska Earthquake 4413 11/30/2018 11/30/2018
Alaska Flooding 4391 05/11/2018 05/13/2018
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Flooding 4384 05/05/2018 05/28/2018
Washington Severe Winter Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, Mudslides, Tornado 4418 12/10/2018 12/24/2018
Last updated: Monday, August 10, 2020