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New FEMA Major and Emergency Disaster Declarations

October 21, 2020 Print ShareThis

This page is updated regularly by HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling with the following disaster emergency information from FEMA:

2019 and 2020 FEMA Disaster Declarations with Individual Assistance Available

Not all disaster declarations include individual assistance. Please read all disaster declarations carefully to determine the types of assistance included in the declaration. Search Your Location on FEMA's website to find active and past disaster declarations and helpful resources specific to your state or territory.

Disaster Incident Period Declaration Date
Louisiana Hurricane Delta
(DR-4570)
October 6, 2020 - October 10, 2020 October 16, 2020
California Wildfires
(DR-4569)
September 14, 2020 and continuing October 16, 2020
Florida Hurricane Sally
(DR-4564)
September 14, 2020 and continuing September 23, 2020
Oregon Wildfires and Straight-line Winds
(DR-4562)
September 7, 2020 and continuing September 15, 2020
Puerto Rico Hurricane Isaias
(DR-4560)
July 29-31, 2020 September 9, 2020
Louisiana Hurricane Laura
(DR-4559)
August 22-27, 2020 August 28, 2020
California Wildfires
(DR-4558)
August 14, 2020 and continuing August 22, 2020
South Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds
(DR-4542)
April 12-13, 2020 May 1, 2020
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding
(DR-4541)
April 12-13, 2020 April 24, 2020
Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding
(DR-4536)
April 12, 2020 April 16, 2020
Oregon Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides
(DR-4519)
February 5-9, 2020 April 3, 2020
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding
(DR-4476)
March 3, 2020 March 5, 2020
South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding
(DR-4469)
September 9-26, 2019 November 18, 2019

COVID-19 Pandemic FEMA State Disaster Declarations

For a complete list of COVID-19 Disaster Declarations, visit the FEMA COVID-19 Disaster Declarations webpage.

Disaster Declaration Date
Seminole Tribe of Florida (DR-4545) May 8, 2020
Wyoming (DR-4535) April 11, 2020
Idaho (DR-4534) April 9, 2020
Alaska (DR-4533) April 9, 2020
Vermont (DR-4532) April 8, 2020
Minnesota (DR-4531) April 7, 2020
Oklahoma (DR-4530) April 5, 2020
New Mexico (DR-4529) April 5, 2020
Mississippi (DR-4528) April 5, 2020
South Dakota (DR-4527) April 5, 2020
Delaware (DR-4526) April 5, 2020
Utah (DR-4525) April 4, 2020
Arizona (DR-4524) April 4, 2020
Nevada (DR-4523) April 4, 2020
Maine (DR-4522) April 4, 2020
Nebraska (DR-4521) April 4, 2020
Wisconsin (DR-4520) April 4, 2020
Arkansas (DR-4518) April 3, 2020
West Virginia (DR-4517) April 3, 2020
New Hampshire (DR-4516) April 3, 2020
Indiana (DR-4515) April 3, 2020
Tennessee (DR-4514) April 2, 2020
Virgin Islands (DR-4513) April 2, 2020
Virginia (DR-4512) April 2, 2020
Northern Mariana (DR-4511) April 1, 2020
Hawaii (DR-4510) April 1, 2020
North Dakota (DR-4509) April 1, 2020
Montana (DR-4508) March 31, 2020
Ohio (DR-4507) March 31, 2020
Pennsylvania (DR-4506) March 30, 2020
Rhode Island (DR-4505) March 30, 2020
Kansas (DR-4504) March 29, 2020
Alabama (DR-4503) March 29, 2020
District of Columbia (DC) (DR-4502) March 29, 2020
Georgia (DR-4501) March 29, 2020
Connecticut (DR-4500) March 28, 2020
Oregon (DR-4499) March 28, 2020
Colorado (DR-4498) March 28, 2020
Kentucky (DR-4497) March 28, 2020
Massachusetts (DR-4496) March 27, 2020
Guam (DR-4495) March 27, 2020
Michigan (DR-4494) March 27, 2020
Puerto Rico (DR-4493) March 27, 2020
South Carolina (DR-4492) March 27, 2020
Maryland (DR-4491) March 26, 2020
Missouri (DR-4490) March 26, 2020
Illinois (DR-4489) March 26, 2020
New Jersey (DR-4488) March 25, 2020
North Carolina (DR-4487) March 25, 2020
Florida (DR-4486) March 25, 2020
Texas (DR-4485) March 25, 2020
Louisiana (DR-4484) March 24, 2020
Iowa (DR-4483) March 23, 2020
California (DR-4482) March 22, 2020
Washington (DR-4481) March 22, 2020
New York (DR-4480) March 20, 2020

FEMA Disaster Declarations - October 2020

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:

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 Recovery (CDBG-DR) 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 housing.counseling@hud.gov. 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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