2018 Hurricane and Wildfire Supplemental Funding: USGS Recovery Activities

Fact Sheet 2018-3063
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The Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2018 (P.L. 115-123), was signed by the President on February 9, 2018. This funding provided $42.2 million to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for equipment repair and replacement, high-resolution elevation data collection in both hurricane- and wildfire-impacted areas, and scientific studies and assessments that will support recovery and rebuilding decisions in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the California Wildfires.

Suggested Citation

Hinck, J.E., and Stachyra, J., 2018, 2018 hurricane and wildfire supplemental funding—USGS recovery activities: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3063, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183063.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Table of Contents

  • USGS Role in Recovery
  • Equipment Repair and Replacement
  • Data Restoration at Gage Locations in Puerto Rico
  • Gage Funding to Support Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority (PREPA) and Emergency Management Agency (PREMA)
  • Acquisition and Publication of 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) Lidar Data
  • Assessment of Landslide and Debris Flow Impacts in Puerto Rico
  • Assessment of Coastal Impacts in Florida and Puerto Rico
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title 2018 hurricane and wildfire supplemental funding: USGS recovery activities
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2018-3063
DOI 10.3133/fs20183063
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Columbia Environmental Research Center
Description 4 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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