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EDA Investments in Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Programs for Regions Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas as a Category 4 storm on August 25, 2017. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has stated that Harvey was “the most significant tropical cyclone rainfall event” in U.S. history with up to 48-60 inches of rain over five days.

September 2018

EDA  Economic Recovery Workshop


U.S. Economic Development Administration Supports Disaster-Impacted Missouri Businesses and Communities in Times of Need

Missouri has a history of severe storms, including flooding, damaging wind events, winter storms, ice storms, droughts, and wildfires, and has been impacted by federally declared disasters more than 30 times from 1998-2018.

February 2020

Deputy Assistant Secretary Dennis Alvord announces EDA grant to UT-Austin, in Port Aransas, TX


EDA Infrastructure Investment Protects Manufacturing Businesses from Catastrophic Flooding in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

In September of 2011, Tropical Storm Lee severely impacted the Town of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and surrounding Columbia County after the Susquehanna River crested, leaving a third of the community underwater.

August 2018

Flood wall in Bloomsburg, PA holds back recent flood waters in August 2018


EDA and Disaster Recovery: What our Stakeholders are Saying

EDA has a long history of successfully supporting disaster recovery and resiliency efforts.

Currently, the agency had $587 million available for disaster recovery grants in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and wildfires and other federally declared natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2017.

August 2018

Responders working to hold back flooding with sandbags


Minot, North Dakota Restores Critical Infrastructure and Spurs Economic Growth Following 2011 Floods

In June 2011, the city of Minot, North Dakota, endured its worst flood in 130 years. As the regional commercial center for northwest North Dakota, the displacement of local businesses severely impacted the local economy.

August 2018

Minot, N.D., June 25, 2011 -- Aerial view of Highway 2, east of Minot closed due to flooding from the Souris River. FEMA Photo by Andrea Booher - Jun 24, 2011 - Location: Minot, ND


EDA Investment Restores Atlantic City Flood Gates, Saves Jobs and Protects Against Future Floods

When Hurricane Irene hit Atlantic City, New Jersey, in August of 2011, it wreaked havoc on the local economy. During extreme high tides and storm events, Atlantic City’s two major access roads, the Atlantic City Expressway and U.S. Route 30 flooded rendering the city inaccessible for extended periods of time.

July 2018

Friday October 30, 2015: Local officials announce the beginning of work on the Baltic Avenue Canal project. (Photo Courtesy: The Press of Atlantic City/ Ben Fogletto)

Disaster, Small Business/RLF

Excel Boats Rebuilds Manufacturing Center in Mountain View, Arkansas After Tornado Devastation

Excel Boats manufactures a full line of high-end aluminum boats for outdoor recreational enthusiasts. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, Arkansas, approximately 70 miles north of Little Rock.

July 2018

Excel Boats


EDA Investment to Expand Nashville Entrepreneur Center Spurs Critical Business Growth Following 2010 Flooding

EDA has had a long history of working with local communities to help successfully implement disaster recovery and resilience assistance through supplemental disaster appropriations.

July 2018

Nashville Entrepreneur Center Exterior

Disaster, Infrastructure

Infrastructure Upgrades Provide Flood Protection in Huntingburg, Indiana

In 2011, EDA’s invested $1.3 million in the city of Huntingburg, Indiana for ?ood protection from wastewater.

December 2017

Huntingburg, Indiana


Restoring Communities That Face Disaster: EDA Leadership, Tools and Resources

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people and families so deeply impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

September 2017

Photo by: FEMA News - August 30, 2017 - Members of FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue Nebraska Task Force One (NE TF1) perform one of many water rescues in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
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