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EDA Investment Relocates Wastewater Treatment Plant, Protects Iowa City Water Supply from Future Floods

In June of 2008, surges in the Iowa River leading into Iowa City prevented access to the downtown area causing significant impact to the local business community. The river remained above flood stage for 32 consecutive days halting commerce and transportation in the region for weeks. The flood damage resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in public and private damage in Iowa City.

November 2018

Picture of flooded Iowa City, IA North Wastewater Treatment Plant. (Source: Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management)

Disaster

EDA Invests in the IEDC Volunteer Assistance Program to Help Communities Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Immediately following the impact of Hurricane Harvey on August 25, 2017, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has stated was “the most significant tropical cyclone rainfall event” in U.S. history with up to 48-60 inches of rain and estimated damage of $125 billion, EDA’s Austin Regional Office invested $175,000 in the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Volunteer Assistance Program to help impacted communities.

October 2018

Debris in the wake of a hurricane

Disaster

One Year After Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Long-Term Recovery Planning Activity Boosts Puerto Rico’s Economic Development

One year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, much is still being done to rebuild and revitalize the communities that suffered from the storms.

September 2018

Debris in the wake of a hurricane

Disaster

EDA Investments in Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Programs for Regions Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas as a Category 4 storm on August 25, 2017. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has stated that Harvey was “the most significant tropical cyclone rainfall event” in U.S. history with up to 48-60 inches of rain over five days.

September 2018

EDA  Economic Recovery Workshop

Disaster

EDA Infrastructure Investment Protects Manufacturing Businesses from Catastrophic Flooding in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

In September of 2011, Tropical Storm Lee severely impacted the Town of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and surrounding Columbia County after the Susquehanna River crested, leaving a third of the community underwater.

August 2018

Flood wall in Bloomsburg, PA holds back recent flood waters in August 2018

Disaster

EDA and Disaster Recovery: What our Stakeholders are Saying

EDA has a long history of successfully supporting disaster recovery and resiliency efforts.

Currently, the agency had $587 million available for disaster recovery grants in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and wildfires and other federally declared natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2017.

August 2018

Responders working to hold back flooding with sandbags

Disaster

Minot, North Dakota Restores Critical Infrastructure and Spurs Economic Growth Following 2011 Floods

In June 2011, the city of Minot, North Dakota, endured its worst flood in 130 years. As the regional commercial center for northwest North Dakota, the displacement of local businesses severely impacted the local economy.

August 2018

Minot, N.D., June 25, 2011 -- Aerial view of Highway 2, east of Minot closed due to flooding from the Souris River. FEMA Photo by Andrea Booher - Jun 24, 2011 - Location: Minot, ND

Disaster

EDA Investment Restores Atlantic City Flood Gates, Saves Jobs and Protects Against Future Floods

When Hurricane Irene hit Atlantic City, New Jersey, in August of 2011, it wreaked havoc on the local economy. During extreme high tides and storm events, Atlantic City’s two major access roads, the Atlantic City Expressway and U.S. Route 30 flooded rendering the city inaccessible for extended periods of time.

July 2018

Friday October 30, 2015: Local officials announce the beginning of work on the Baltic Avenue Canal project. (Photo Courtesy: The Press of Atlantic City/ Ben Fogletto)

Disaster, Small Business/RLF

Excel Boats Rebuilds Manufacturing Center in Mountain View, Arkansas After Tornado Devastation

Excel Boats manufactures a full line of high-end aluminum boats for outdoor recreational enthusiasts. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, Arkansas, approximately 70 miles north of Little Rock.

July 2018

Excel Boats

Disaster

EDA Investment to Expand Nashville Entrepreneur Center Spurs Critical Business Growth Following 2010 Flooding

EDA has had a long history of working with local communities to help successfully implement disaster recovery and resilience assistance through supplemental disaster appropriations.

July 2018

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