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Governor Kotek Announces President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for January Winter Weather Emergency

Today, Governor Tina Kotek announced that President Joe Biden approved her request for a federal major disaster declaration pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Act on behalf of the State of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.

“I am grateful to President Biden for answering our call for help following the January ice and wind emergency and to our federal delegation for amplifying this critical need,” Governor Kotek said. “This opportunity for federal assistance will make a significant difference across communities that are still grappling with significant damage from the storm.”

The now approved declaration follows the January weather emergency and will provide supplemental grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance Program to state, tribal, local governments and certain private nonprofits for costs incurred for responding and recovering from the event.

The request announcement from the Governor and additional information about the weather emergency can be found here.


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