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Washington Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1499)

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Incident period: October 15, 2003 to October 23, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 07, 2003


January 26, 2004 - News Release

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 - News Release

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 - News Release

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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 700 $2,735,259.91 $1,660,130.53 $1,075,129.38
Last Updated: Monday, October 12, 2015 - 02:00 (Updated daily)

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 $9,125,551.24 $1,569,833.28 $6,580,370.83
Last Updated: Monday, October 12, 2015 - 06:50 (Updated daily)

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