John Day receives $1.1M from FEMA for Airport Rd repairs

JOHN DAY – (Press Release from FEMA Region 10)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded more than $1.1 million in federal funding to the City of John Day, Oregon, to repair road damage caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in July 2019. The storm caused floodwaters to erode and damage 4th Avenue, which is emergency traffic’s sole access point between the hospital and the emergency medical air transportation facilities at the airport.

FEMA provided this $1.1 million in federal funding through the Public Assistance program, which reimburses communities for actions taken for response and recovery from a disaster. Public Assistance funding can cover emergency assistance to save lives, protect property, and restore community infrastructure affected by a major disasters or emergencies.

These funds are awarded directly to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management to make disbursements to the state agencies and local and tribal jurisdictions that incurred costs. To learn more about the Public Assistance program, visit fema.gov/assistance/public.