"Damage assessments by the
"Approval of this declaration will go a long way to help those communities recover from the loss suffered during the devasting storm," said Dr.
A series of severe storms moved across parts of western and northern
Two people were killed during cleanup following the storms. Emergency rooms across the impacted areas also reported several cases of individuals sustaining injuries as a result of moving downed trees and other debris. In addition, more than 300,000 customers were without power for days.
Throughout the last month, several state, local, tribal and volunteer agencies helped with the cleanup.
The program is not for businesses or homeowners as the level of damage in these areas, unfortunately, does not currently meet requirements for federal disaster relief. Residents and businesses that may have impacted should check municipal, county and tribal government or emergency management websites and social media pages for information on possible resources that may be available.
A copy of the letter is available here. (https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/WIGOV/2019/08/19/file_attachments/1269026/08.19.19%20Request%20for%20Presidential%20Disaster%20Declaration%20-%20July%2018-20%20Event.pdf)