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  •   El Niño-Caused Federal Disasters

    By The Associated Press
    Saturday, April 4, 1998; 1:13 p.m. EST

    Chronological list of the 23 federally declared disasters during this El Nino winter, including the amount of aid pledged by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as of April 1. Dates are for disaster declaration, not storm itself. National Weather Service considers all storms through March 3 to be El Nino-related:

    Nebraska; blizzard; Nov. 1, 1997; $31,750,853.

    Iowa; snow storm; Nov. 20, 1997; $2,496,715.

    Northern Mariana Islands; Typhoon Keith; Dec. 8, 1997; $5,813,784.

    Guam; Typhoon Paka; Dec. 17, 1997; $80,365,683.

    N. Mariana Islands; Typhoon Paka; Dec. 24, 1997; $1,612,870.

    Florida; flooding, tornadoes; Jan. 6, 1998; $10,278,875.

    New York; ice storm; Jan. 9, 1998; $21,544,941.

    Tennessee; storms, flooding; Jan. 11, 1998; $22,720,691.

    Maine; ice storm; Jan. 13, 1998; $16,402,120.

    New Hampshire; ice storm; Jan. 15, 1998; $5,170,445.

    North Carolina; storms, flooding; Jan. 15, 1998; $8,573,479.

    Vermont; ice storm; Jan. 15, 1998; $6,018,877.

    New Mexico; snow storm; Jan. 29, 1998; $1,736,055.

    California; winter storm; Feb. 2, 1998; $54,687,808.

    Florida; flooding, tornadoes; Feb. 12, 1998; $2,338,766.

    Delaware; Nor'easter, coastal flooding; Feb. 13, 1998; $1,748,732.

    New Jersey; Nor'easter, coastal flooding; March 3, 1998; $726,431.

    Kentucky; blizzard; March 3, 1998; $1,511,722.

    Alabama; severe storms, snow; March 9, 1998; $3,657,210.

    Georgia; flooding; March 11, 1998; $6,973,699.

    Marshall Islands; drought, crop losses; March 20, 1998; $980,000.

    North Carolina; flooding; March 22, 1998; $2,039,980.

    Minnesota; tornadoes; April 1, 1998; NA.

    TOTAL DECLARATIONS: $289,149,738.

    © Copyright 1998 The Associated Press

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