THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON AMENDS MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION FOR IDAHO
The President today amended the major disaster declaration of June 13, 1997, for the State of Idaho to include assistance to affected individuals in the area struck by severe storms, snowmelt, land and mudslides, and flooding on March 14, 1997, and continuing through June 30, 1997.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected residents and business owners in a two county area. The counties include Bingham and Jefferson.
Assistance can include disaster housing, grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals, families and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal aid previously authorized under the declaration was limited to cost-shared funding for the State and affected Local governments to restore damage public facilities and for approved projects that mitigate future disaster risks.