Feds providing $2 million in aid to help Washington, Oregon repair storm damage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The federal government will provide $2 million in aid to help repair damage from this week's potent storms in the Northwest.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said the federal government is making $1 million available to Oregon to help repair roads and bridges damaged by the torrential rains that flooded the state this week.

The Federal Highway Administration on Friday said it's also giving $1 million in emergency relief funds to Washington state, where flooding, landslides and erosion closed many roads.

The preliminary estimate of damage in Oregon, according to the federal government, is $15 million — including at least $5 million to state highways.

In Washington, preliminary damage estimates are pegged at $5 million.