Idaho Receives 4th Presidential Disaster Declaration


Idaho Office of Emergency Management
For immediate release October 10, 2017
Contact: Elizabeth Duncan
(208) 258-6595

Presidential Disaster Declaration Signed For Ada and Canyon Counties


BOISE – President Donald J. Trump signed a Major Disaster Declaration October 7, 2017 for Ada and Canyon counties, triggering the release of federal funds to help communities recover from flooding that occurred March 29 through June 15, 2017. Federal funds will be used to repair public infrastructure. Funds also will be available for hazard mitigation grants to help communities reduce loss of life and property damage in the future.

“As the nation continues grappling with weather-related destruction from hurricanes, I am grateful that President Trump took action to support Idahoans whose lives and livelihoods were seriously affected by a relentless winter and spring,” Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter said.

“The State of Idaho now has four active Presidential Disaster Declarations covering just about every region of the state,” said Brad Richy, deputy chief of the Idaho Office of Emergency Management (IOEM). “That puts the severity of this year’s weather in perspective. We are grateful for the coordinated assistance FEMA has provided in making sure funds get to communities as quickly as possible.”

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The Idaho Office of Emergency Management is a Division of the Idaho Military Division. The services we provide are to facilitate emergency management in Idaho, and to assist neighboring states. The men and women of this Division are dedicated to their mission of protecting the lives and property of the people of Idaho, as well as preserving the environmental and the economic health of Idaho.


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