Federal Highway Administration Announces $11.7 Million in Funding
After historically high levels of rainfall in Death Valley National Park led to serious flooding, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the availability of $11.7 million in emergency relief funds for the National Park Service. On August 5, Death Valley saw unprecedented rainfall that was escribed by meteorologist with the National Weather Service as a once in a thousand-year event. The perception over a few hours was comparable to the amount of rain Death Valley experiences over a year. This led to extreme flooding that caused damage to roads, buildings, and utilities.