Dec 21, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump issues disaster declarations in Alaska and New Mexico

Photo: Evan Vucci / AP

President Trump approved disaster declarations for Alaska and the Pueblo of Acoma tribe in New Mexico on Thursday morning, and ordered federal aid to supplement local recovery efforts in areas affected by flooding from severe storms.

Details: In November, Gov. Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration for the North Slope Borough of Alaska after a strong Arctic sea storm that raged from Sept. 28-30 caused extensive damage to the area. Earlier this month, two senators and three congressmen sent a letter to Trump asking for assistance to the Pueblo of Acoma after an Oct. 4-6 storm hit the tribal territory in New Mexico.

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