Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
January 26, 2004
BOTHELL, Wash. -- As the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) helps Washingtonians recover from the floods of October, they are offering homeowners advice about how to protect their homes from devastation from future flooding.
January 8, 2004
BOTHELL, Wash. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Washington Division of Emergency Management (EMD) have announced that over $4.4 million has been distributed to individuals, families and businesses who suffered losses as a result of the floods between October 15 and 23.
December 29, 2003
EVERETT, Wash. -- Residents and business owners in the 15 disaster declared counties who sustained damage from the severe storms and flooding of October 15 - 23 have one week remaining to apply for disaster assistance. January 6, 2004 is the last day applications will be accepted. That is also the deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property.
December 23, 2003
EVERETT, Wash. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that eligible private nonprofit (PNP) organizations affected by the floods of October 15-23 have until January 6 to apply for assistance through federal and state programs. FEMA’s Public Assistance program recognizes certain PNPs as eligible for disaster funding. Public Assistance has been declared for PNPs and local jurisdictions in seven Washington counties: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom.
December 19, 2003
EVERETT, Wash. -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from the October 15 ? 23 severe storms continue to receive assistance from state, federal, local and voluntary agencies. Residents of Chelan, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Mason, Okanogan, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston and Whatcom counties who suffered damage from the October storms may be eligible for federal and state assistance and are encouraged to call the toll-free number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) to apply.
December 18, 2003
EVERETT, Wash. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division are working to identify the small percentage of disaster assistance applicants who try to cash in on the misfortune of others.
December 16, 2003
EVERETT, Wash. -- Valuable information about whether your home or business is located in a flood prone area can be found on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) website, www.fema.gov. Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and other flood-related products can be quickly accessed by going to the website and connecting first to “The Map Store” link and then to “The Map Search” link.
December 12, 2003
EVERETT. Wash. -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from the October 15 – 23 severe storms continue to receive assistance from state, federal, local and voluntary agencies.
December 11, 2003
EVERETT, Wash. -- Applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) will be accepted through Dec. 18, 2003. “Individuals who are out of work as a direct result of the severe storms October 15 – 23, 2003, may be eligible for weekly benefit payments under the DUA program,” said Diane R. Offord, the state official in charge of disaster recovery, “but they must get their applications in right away.”
December 10, 2003
EVERETT, Wash. -- Children are particularly vulnerable to emotional stress after a disaster like the flooding and high winds that Washington residents have been experiencing recently. They may suffer symptoms such as excessive fear of the dark, crying, fear of being alone and constant worry. According to experts, parents or guardians should reassure children they are safe; encourage them to talk about their fears; emphasize they are not responsible for what happened; and hold and hug them frequently.