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

November 17, 2003
News Release
EVERETT, Wash. -- Homeowners, renters and non-agricultural business owners who sustained damage during the severe storms and flooding of October 15-23, 2003, must register directly with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to be eligible for federal and state disaster aid.
November 17, 2003
News Release
EVERETT, Wash. -- Individuals who have applied for state and federal disaster assistance may be contacted and visited by a damage inspector to verify losses, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Federal Coordinating Officer, Anthony Russell.
November 17, 2003
News Release
EVERETT, Wash. -- Officials from the State of Washington and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a third set of disaster recovery centers (DRCs) to assist individuals who suffered damage from the October 15-23 storms and flooding. The centers will be open in Concrete, Bellingham and Shelton at the following locations on the days listed. Hours of all DRCs are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Centers in Bremerton and Aberdeen are scheduled to open in the near future.
November 15, 2003
News Release
EVERETT, Wash. -- Community Relations teams from the State of Washington Emergency Management Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are reaching out to those affected by the severe storms and flooding that hit the area October 15-23, 2003. Initially, nine teams have been deployed to cover Clallam, Kitsap, Mason, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties and are working to expand operations into other counties.
November 15, 2003
News Release
EVERETT, Wash. -- Officials from the State of Washington and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open additional disaster recovery centers (DRCs) to assist individuals who suffered damage from the October 15-23 storms and flooding. The centers will be open in Sedro-Woolley, Hamilton and Forks at the following locations on the days listed. Hours of all DRCs are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Other centers are scheduled to open in the near future. Anyone affected by the October storms may visit any open DRC for assistance.
November 14, 2003
News Release
EVERETT, Wash. -- Disaster assistance is only a phone call away, but what happens after disaster victims call the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)? The number to call for the speech or hearing impaired is TTY 1-800-462-7585.

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