This collection consists of material regarding FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] denials for disaster relief for specific states and dates. When a disaster hits a state; rain, snow, floods, tornados, fires, etc., the governor of the state sends a request to FEMA and the President requesting that a disaster be declared for the state and/or specific counties hardest hit. The governor’s request is for federal funds to be made available to help the state recover from any damages caused by the disaster. FEMA sends a memo and a report to the President and the Governor of the state with their recommendation of whether or not the disaster declaration should be approved or denied. The records in this collection include correspondence, memos, reports, proclamations, lists, and maps.