Emergency funds released for states affected by natural disasters

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) just recently released more than $705 million in emergency relief funds for repairing infrastructure caused natural disasters. In fact, these funds will go to states that are affected by wildfires, floods and storms such as the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Puerto Rico.

As an example, a massive flooding (Harvey) hit the Houston area while the hurricanes Irma and Maria swept Puerto Rico. In addition, California received funds to address recent wildfire damages.

The focus for repairs is on road and bridge reconstruction, safety device repairs and guardrail restorations.

More about the FHWA’s relief program on Transport Topics.