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President Donald J. Trump Approves Disaster Declaration for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2019

President Donald J. Trump Approves Disaster Declaration for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and ordered Federal aid to supplement the Tribe’s efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding from May 7 to June 9, 2019.

Federal funding is available to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

Pete Gaynor, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Benjamin D. Abbott 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 Tribe and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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