4 APRIL1998. U.S.A.: IMPACT (ECONOMIC)

Jane E. Allen of the Associated Press reports the economic impact of the 1997-1998 ENSO event was no greater than that of the last two winters. FEMA expenditures for 97-98 were more than $289 million, compared to $294 million in 1996-97 and $280 million in 1995-96.

Federally Disaster Areas List:
 
Area Event Date
$
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.
 
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