USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing $10.9 million in technical and financial assistance to help farmers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to repair damage and rebuild. This investment through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, a Farm Bill conservation program, is one more option available through USDA to aid with recovery.
The United States Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced a federal disaster in the State of Louisiana due to flood waters. All supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on March 8, 2016, has been declared Federal disaster and continuing.
Governor Chris Christie, in a press conference, expressed thanks to all New Jersey communities in their efforts to comply with Emergency Response Teams during Blizzard 2016. A State of Emergency was issued on January 22, 2016, by Governor Christi to exercise the proper judgment of the people of New Jersey, to compliance with a travel ban set by the State of New Jersey to stay off the roads.