The Malheur County Emergency Manager would like to thank
everyone for helping their friends, neighbors and families during this
historical winter storm. Considering how much snow we had, it went away just
right. As you may know we had a record snow fall event on January 18th,
19th and 20th that really added to an already significant
snow amount. Our approximately recorded total snow accumulation was 41 inches.
You may recall our first snow in early December stayed until the very end as it
continually snowed through December and January.
The damage assessments that many of you assisted with, set
the criteria in which the Governor of Oregon has requested a FEMA Declaration.
We reported approximately $1,643,357.65 in damages in several categories. That
is about $52.48 per capita.
If President Trump signs the declaration, Malheur County
will receive federal emergency funding to cover 75% of the total loss, with a
25% match. Other actions have also been taken by USDA and FSA, which will also
provide emergency assistance for the Agricultural Industry and economy.