The last several years have brought floods and mudslides to Idaho, damaging roadways across the state. Now, the U.S. Department of Transportation is sending $14.2 million to Idaho help pay for repairs, the eighth highest amount reimbursement this cycle.
This round of allocations included millions of dollars in payments to 39 states, four territories and tribal governments.
Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory, received the most, for Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Emergency Relief funding is designed to help states, territories, federal land management agencies and tribal governments pay for road and highway damages caused by natural disasters. Assistance is only given to roads or highways that receive federal funding.
In Idaho, the DOT’s reimbursement covers repairs from snow and rain damage in late 2015, up until the mudslides and flooding of this April.
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