The President today declared a major disaster exists for the Hoopa Valley Tribe and ordered Federal aid to supplement the Tribe’s recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm from January 3 to January 5, 2017.
Federal funding is available to the Hoopa Valley Tribe and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.
Federal funding is also available to the Tribe on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures.
Robert J. Fenton, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Timothy J. Scranton as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.
Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the Hoopa Valley Tribe and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT: FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@FEMA.DHS.GOV