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Washington Severe Storms, Flooding, Tidal Surge, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1641)

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Incident period: January 27, 2006 to February 04, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 17, 2006


June 27, 2006 - News Release

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Because of a federal disaster declaration following the Jan. 27 through Feb. 4 winter storms and slides, the State of Washington is in the process of receiving funds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that will help more than 60 applicants, including seven tribes, in 11 counties with disaster recovery expenses.

June 15, 2006 - News Release

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- When disaster strikes, businesses can be affected too: buildings can be damaged, inventory ruined, and records lost. Yet, orders still must be filled and payrolls must be met. Owners, caught up in building the business, meeting with customers and handling employee issues, often fail to prepare for the worst. According to disaster recovery officials, preparing for a disaster, and mitigating the damage a business in the area most likely would suffer, is something every company should do.

June 8, 2006 - News Release

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington was the first state in the nation to have an enhanced State Mitigation Plan approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Approval of the plan increases Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds from 7.5 percent to 20 percent, providing a greater allotment to implement the state’s mitigation program.

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 $6,585,337.32 $1,020,157.17 $5,058,677.43
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 06:32 (Updated daily)

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