Vermont gets $15.4 million for Irene repairs from US DOT

first_imgEMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM FUND ALLOCATIONS StateEventAllocationSubtotal by State or TerritoryAlabamaApril 27, 2011 Severe Storms and Tornadoes    1,896,010         1,896,010AlaskaSummer 2010 Taylor Highway Flooding    1,368,882         1,368,882American SamoaSeptember 29, 2009 Tsunami    1,229,844         1,229,844ArkansasApril 2011 Severe Storms and Flooding    1,048,534         1,048,534CaliforniaDevil’s Slide   20,785,705       43,430,449January-March 1993 Storms       305,000February 1998 Storms    2,149,300December 2002 Winter Storms    1,901,211December 2004 Winter Storms    5,089,071December 2005 Winter Storms   11,399,039October 3, 2007 Mount Soledad Road Slide    1,801,123ConnecticutSpring 2010 Flooding    1,048,020         2,367,336August 28, 2011 Hurricane Irene    1,319,316FloridaJanuary 2010 Sinkholes    1,107,486         1,107,486IllinoisApril 19, 2011 Heavy Rains and Flooding       338,207            881,388July 27, 2011 High Winds and Rainfall       543,181IndianaApril 2011 Severe Storms and Flooding       322,523            322,523IowaMay 2011 Missouri River Flooding    4,279,822         5,210,934July 27, 2011 Rainfall and Flooding       931,112KentuckyJuly 2010 Storms and Flooding       936,182         3,258,866April 2011 Storms and Flooding       522,684June 19, 2011, Severe Storms and Flooding    1,800,000LouisianaAugust 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina    7,600,000         9,500,000March 31, 2011 Vicksburg Barge Crash    1,900,000MaineJuly 18, 2008 Heavy Rains and Flooding       416,216            755,397August 28, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene       339,181MassachusettsJune 1, 2011 Severe Thunderstorms and Tornado       457,092         5,110,004August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene    4,652,912MinnesotaMarch 2011 Spring Snowmelt and Flooding    2,200,000         2,200,000MississippiMarch 31, 2011 Vicksburg Barge Crash (MDOT costs)           7,886         3,769,791April 2011 Severe Storms and Flooding    1,623,283April – June 2011 Mississippi River Flooding    2,138,622MissouriApril – May 2011 Tornado and Flooding       347,219         2,079,250June 2011 Missouri River Flooding    1,732,031MontanaSpring 2011 Flooding    2,564,893         2,564,893NebraskaMay – June 2008 Flooding       776,882         1,309,546May 2011 Platt and Missouri River Flooding       532,664New HampshireAugust 30, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene       132,409            132,409New JerseyAugust 2011 Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee    7,387,595       10,184,159August 2011 Flooding    2,796,564New YorkAugust 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene    7,686,528       10,248,704September 7, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee    2,562,176North CarolinaSeptember 29, 2010 Tropical Storm Nicole       815,000            815,000North DakotaSpring 2011 Runoff in the Devils Lake Basin   10,171,839       31,530,138Spring 2011 Runoff – Statewide   10,048,855Spring 2011 Runoff in the West James River Basin    5,770,020Spring 2011 Flooding in the Sheyenne/James River Basin    1,082,263ND11-5, Spring 2011 Flooding in the Southern Mouse River Basin    4,457,161OhioMarch 2011 Jefferson County Landslides    4,673,409       14,922,113March – May 2011 Severe Rainfall   10,248,704OregonJanuary 2011 Flooding    1,742,280         1,742,280PennsylvaniaAugust 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene    2,500,000         4,242,280September 7, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee    1,742,280Puerto RicoOctober 2010 Tropical Storm Otto       841,155         2,564,373August 21, 2011 Hurricane Irene    1,723,218South CarolinaMay 22, 2011 SC Route 150 Bridge Damage       392,572            392,572South DakotaSpring 2011 Flooding    2,191,627         2,191,627TennesseeSR 108 Rockslide       918,706         4,802,307April 5, 2011 US-441/SR-71 Rockslide    1,107,630April 19 – 26, 2011 Tornado and Flooding       325,971April 26, 2011 Severe Weather and Tornado Damage    2,450,000TexasAugust 30, 2011 Wildfires    2,500,000         2,500,000UtahDecember 20, 2010 Severe Storms and Flooding       839,543         2,167,226March – May 2011 Flooding    1,327,683VermontSpring 2011 Flooding    1,024,870       15,373,056August 27, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene   14,348,186VirginiaAugust 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene    1,435,173         2,181,614September 5, 2011 Tropical Storm Lee       746,441Virgin IslandsOctober 2010 Tropical Storm Otto       370,382         1,207,112November 2010 Tropical Storm Tomas       836,730WashingtonFebruary 28, 2001 Nisqually Earthquake    3,433,316         9,879,273November 2006 Storm    1,429,586December 2007 Storm       512,287January 2009 Storm       290,705October 11, 2009 SR 410 Landslide       669,713December 2010 Storms    1,026,278January 2011 Winter Storms       568,372March – April 2011 Storms       500,000March 22, 2011 113th Avenue Truck Crash Damage       750,043May 2011 Storms       698,973Federal Lands Agenciesvarious events    8,711,399         8,711,399Total 215,198,775     215,198,775 Vermont is one of the largest beneficiaries of disaster relief funding released today by the federal government. The US Department of Transportation will provide more than $215 million to states across the nation, with Vermont getting $15.4 million, to cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters, US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today.‘Communities suffering from disasters have been hard at work restoring vital transportation links so that people can resume daily activities as soon as possible,’ said Secretary LaHood. “They did their part, and now it’s our turn to give the states the money they were promised to help pay for that work.’ The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will provide a total of $215,198,775 from its emergency relief program to 34 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and federal lands agencies to reimburse them for repairs to roads and bridges caused by storms, flooding, hurricanes and other natural and catastrophic disasters.‘States and communities can continue counting on our support in times of need,’ said FHWA Administrator Mendez. ‘Everyone pulls together when disaster strikes and we are committed to help as much as we can now and in the future.’Among states that will receive funding, California will receive $43.4 million for flooding and earthquakes, North Dakota will receive $31.5 million for flooding in the Devil’s Lake region and Vermont will receive $15.4 million for spring flooding and damage from Tropical Storm Irene. Estimates of Vermont’s repairs from Irene could run to $250 million, according to Governor Shumlin.The money will reimburse states for fixing or replacing highways, bridges and other roadway structures. Costs associated with detours, debris removal and other immediate measures necessary to restore traffic flow in impacted areas are also eligible.The FHWA’s emergency relief program reimburses states for the repair or reconstruction of federal-aid highways that were damaged in disasters and catastrophic failures.last_img read more

Lakers withstand frantic final minute to beat Memphis 107-102

first_imgHe stripped the ball from James Ennis III then weaved to the other end. Using a screen from Lopez he got loose for a 19-foot jump that put the Lakers up 105-100. It was the Lakers first points since the 2:33 mark.“They (the Grizzlies) did have a lot of momentum,” Caldwell-Pope said, “but that strip right there and the bucket on the other end kind of slowed that momentum down, and we finished the game up.”The Lakers closed the game with two rookies, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma, another 20-year-old, Brandon Ingram, on the floor with Lopez and Caldwell-Pope, who had come up big three nights earlier with a game-tying 3 in the final moments of an eventual loss to Portland.“That’s the difference between being in this league for a while,” Walton said. “When he was in Detroit, in a lot of their close games, he’s the one they ran plays for. So he’s taken big shots, he’s hit big shots.”He added: “That’s where it’s nice to be able to count on that type of veteran leadership.”There was one more piece of controversy before the Lakers, who won for the third time in their last four games, could go home.Tyreke Evans cut the score to 105-102, and Kuzma nearly turned the ball over on the inbounds pass. However, a review determined the ball had gone out of bounds off of Memphis, and Lopez was able to seal the win with a pair of free throws.“I don’t think you’ll ever see Kuz make that mistake again,” coach Luke Walton said. “That’s part of the fun of watching this team figure out how to win at this level and be able to pull out some wins while we’re doing it.”Brandon Ingram added 20 points, including 18 in the first half on 7-of-9 shooting, while Kuzma double-doubled for the second straight game with 13 points and 12 rebounds.Caldwell-Pope added 15 points and Ball, in a balanced performance, finished with nine points, nine assists and five rebounds.Ball continued to struggle from the field, shooting just 3-of-13 from the field and 1-of-8 from 3.History warns not to get too excited by a young Laker team’s early-season performance. Last year, the team started 10-10 before limping across the finish line at 26-56, next-to-last in the Western Conference.This year, however, the Lakers seem better equipped to sustain their success. Walton agreed.“Last year we were shooting the lights out to start the season,” he said. “When you shoot the ball that well, I think there’s a much better chance of hitting cold streaks.“When you get hit with injuries like we did last year, we just didn’t have the rest of the foundation set well enough to sustain that.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBrook Lopez and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored the Lakers final 12 points to ensure the Lakers escaped with a 107-102 victory that evened their record at 5-5.“That’s why they’re here,” rookie Lonzo Ball said. “Make big plays throughout the game and then we can definitely look towards them at the end.”Lopez led the Lakers with 21 points, including four 3-pointers, but with 42.5 seconds left in the game, he stood near mid-court, his hands on his hips, shaking his head. He had just been whistled for a foul that not only sent Grizzlies rookie Dillon Brooks to the free throw line to cut the Lakers lead to 103-100, but after a review the infraction had been upgraded to a flagrant foul.The Grizzlies also got the ball back. In the early stages of the season, the Grizzlies have been one of the best teams in the Western Conference, beating Golden State, Houston (twice) and, on Saturday, the Clippers.It was then, with 34 seconds left and a veteran team closing in, that Caldwell-Pope pieced together the sequence that preserved the Lakers victory. PreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, dunks as Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, of Spain, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, of Spain, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, left, passes the ball as Memphis Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, right, of Spain, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Kanye West watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, dunks as Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, of Spain, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, of Spain, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 6Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, of Spain, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES – Basketball has been a vexing, stubborn adversary for a Lakers team that has spent the last four years trying to learn from losing what it takes to win. .For 47 minutes on Sunday winning looked easy. The Lakers were pummeling a Memphis Grizzlies team that in the early season has been among the Western Conference’s best team.But then a young team started to lose its composure. Defensive lapses, turnovers. With a minute left,  what had been a 22-point lead was slashed to five on a 3-pointer by Mike Conley.The Lakers, however, have veterans of their own.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more