Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists for the Burns Paiute Tribe and ordered Federal aid to supplement the Tribal Nation’s efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from June 11 to June 12, 2023.
Federal funding is available to the Burns Paiute Tribe and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storm, flooding, landslides, and mudslides.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the Burns Paiute Tribe.
Mr. Toney L. Raines of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been appointed to coordinate Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.
Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the Tribal Nation and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR [email protected].