Washington Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1499)

Incident period: October 15, 2003 to October 23, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 7, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 2, 2003
News Release
EVERETT, Wash. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Registration and Helpline days of operation have changed to Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to Anthony Russell, the FEMA official in charge of long-term disaster recovery.
December 1, 2003
News Release
EVERETT, Wash. -- With President Bush's November 20th announcement that seven Washington counties are eligible to apply for federal and state disaster assistance in the wake of the October 15-23, 2003 severe storms and flooding, local governments and certain non-profit organizations have until December 19th to make application for such assistance.
December 1, 2003
News Release
EVERETT, Wash. -- Disaster assistance information is as near as your telephone for residents of Washington's 15 counties who sustained damage as a result of the October 15-23, 2003 severe storms and flooding. President Bush, on November 7, declared Chelan, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Mason, Okanogan, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston and Whatcom Counties as disaster areas following the mid-October severe weather.
November 28, 2003
News Release
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, announced 635 grants to fire departments throughout the U.S. in the twenty-fourth round of the 2003 Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. This is the largest number of grants announced at one time in the 2003 AFG program and totals $71.6 million for this week alone. The grants will ultimately total approximately 7,000 awards worth $750 million in direct assistance to firefighters.
November 28, 2003
News Release
EVERETT, Wash. -- To meet the needs of the communities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and State disaster recovery officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Hamilton and Granite Falls will close and reopen as SBA Disaster Centers. The Hamilton DRC closed Tuesday November 25. The Granite Falls DRC will close Saturday November 29.
November 28, 2003
News Release
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.

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