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 the USGS $42.2 million to support recovery and rebuilding activities in the wake of the 2017 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the 2017 California Wildfires.
USGS activities funded under the FY2018 Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act include:
- Equipment repair and replacement—Surface water gages in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands
- Gage funding to support Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority (PREPA) and Emergency Management Agency (PREMA)