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New FEMA Major and Emergency Disaster Declarations

December 10, 2018 Print ShareThis

2018 FEMA Disaster Declarations with Individual Assistance Available

Disaster Incident Period Declaration Date
Northern Mariana Islands Super Typhoon
October 24 - 26, 2018 October 26, 2018
Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds,
Flooding, And Landslides (DR-4402)
August 17 - September 14, 2018 October 11, 2018
Georgia Hurricane Michael
October 9, 2018 October 14, 2018
Florida Hurricane Michael
October 7, 2018 October 11, 2018
Northern Mariana Islands Typhoon Mangkhut
September 10 - 11, 2018 September 29, 2018
South Carolina Hurricane Florence
September 8, 2018 September 16, 2018
North Carolina Hurricane Florence
September 7, 2018 September 14, 2018
California Wildfires And High Winds
(Lake County added – in addition to Shasta)
July 23, 2018 August 4, 2018
Hawaii Kilauea Volcanic Eruption
And Earthquakes (DR-4366)
May 3 - August 17, 2018 May 11, 2018
Hawaii Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides,
And Mudslides (DR-4365)
April 13 - 16, 2018 May 8, 2018
North Carolina Tornado And Severe Storms
April 15, 2018 May 8, 2018
Indiana Severe Storms And Flooding
February 14 - March 4, 2018 May 4, 2018
Alabama Severe Storms And Tornadoes
March 19 - 20, 2018 April 26, 2018
American Samoa Tropical Storm Gita
February 7 - 12, 2018 March 2, 2018
California Wildfires, Flooding, Mudflows,
And Debris Flows (DR-4353)
December 4, 2017 - January 31, 2018 January 2, 2018

FEMA Disaster Declarations - December 2018

For a complete list of FEMA Declarations, visit the FEMA webpage.

Reminders for Housing Counselors

All HUD participating housing counseling agencies impacted by recent disasters are encouraged to review the following Housing Counseling disaster resources on the HUD Exchange:

Please also visit HUD's Disaster Recovery Resource Webpage for more information, as well as the Federal Register Notice on Allocations, Common Application, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for 2017 Disaster Community Development Block Grant Disaster (CDBG-DR) Recovery Grantees. This notice has important information for housing counseling agencies and participation in CDBG-DR related activities.

Working with HUD on Disaster Needs:

  • Housing Counseling Handbook 7610.1, Chapter 5-11, B. 3-d, requires when any aspect an agency's purpose is impaired and can no longer comply with programmatic requirements, regulations or grant agreement (e.g., not functioning due to a disaster or emergency) the agency must notify their HUD Point of Contact (POC) within 15 days.
  • If your agency needs assistance on reports, grant documents, deadlines and similar issues in the aftermath of the recent disasters, please contact your HUD POC for help.
  • Please send your questions to Please type "Disaster Assistance" in the subject line.

If your agency's operational status is impacted by a disaster, it is important to let your clients and partners know of changes in operating hours, locations and services. Please place appropriate messages on your agency voicemail(s), email(s) and social media. In areas experiencing a loss of power and communications please also consider posting signage with contact and status information at your office or other appropriate emergency service centers within your community.

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