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Washington Landslide In The City Of Kelso (DR-1255)

Incident period: March 06, 1998 to November 19, 1998
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 16, 1998


October 29, 1998 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The land movement continues and is expected to eventually impact all 130 homes in the subdivision of the City of Kelso designated for federal disaster assistance. State and FEMA staff from the Disaster Field Office (DFO) are working with local officials to determine the total boundaries of the damage area in order quickly administer Individual Assistance (IA) disaster programs to affected residents.

October 16, 1998 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Clinton has approved the use of federal disaster funds for Washington State to supplement relief efforts for families in the city of Kelso endangered by an unstable landslide that began last March.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $6,183,513.64 $1,401,615.75 $4,781,897.89
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 08:54 (Updated daily)

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