Detail of river basins and flood facts in the Ninth District
Compare FEMA’s tiered aid across the District
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When disaster strikes, FEMA has tiered aid programs that reimburse local governments and residents for expenses related to flood prevention and cleanup. Disasters are declared at the county level and officially made by the president of the United States in consultation with FEMA. The first level of disaster aid is called public assistance and is declared where flood-related costs and damage to public property exceeds FEMAdefined thresholds. Reimbursements go only to local governments. Individual assistance is disaster aid for homeowners and businesses, and damage thresholds are considerably higher. Where designated, homeowners become eligible for grant assistance that tops out at about $30,000; businesses are eligible only for low-interest loans through the Small Business Administration.
October 2011 fedgazette
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Closed-basin regions are struggling with high water levels and no drain plug
Floods are common in the district, but the floods of 2011 were anything but typical
The floods of 2011 will leave financial and other marks on district communities
Homeowners battle the rising water
The breadth of flooding is only one of its noteworthy dimensions. Just as remarkable is its collective depth and duration.
Roughly 4,100 homes and businesses were inundated, most of them catastrophically