Washington Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1671)

Incident period: November 2, 2006 to November 11, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 12, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

February 16, 2007
News Release
  Even though the opportunity to register for federal and state assistance passed on Feb. 12, applications continue to be processed. To date, more than $4,528,389 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery assistance have been disbursed. Currently, 2,388 people have applied for FEMA assistance and 1,119 applicants for assistance were seen at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs).
February 13, 2007
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- Sheriff’s deputies arrived by boat in the middle of the night to rescue a Lewis County couple as the Cowlitz River rose out of its banks during the November 2-11 floods. The flood destroyed the old RV they lived in, along with all their livestock—the six goats, six rabbits and 21 chickens that supplemented their food supply.
February 9, 2007
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- Monday is the last day for those affected by the November 2-11 floods to register for disaster assistance from the state or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) deadline also is Feb. 12. To date, more than $4,251,500 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery assistance have been disbursed. Currently, 2,266 people have applied for FEMA assistance and 1,119 applicants for assistance were seen at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs).
February 5, 2007
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- There is an appeals process for November flood survivors who received a denial letter after applying for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Under certain circumstances, a letter with the proper documentation could get that assistance. "The recovery process doesn't necessarily end with a denial letter," said Libby Turner, federal coordinating officer. "Sometimes a denial simply means that more information is needed before the analysis can be completed."
January 26, 2007
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- With the deadline to register for disaster assistance a little more than two weeks away, recovery assistance totals continue to rise. In consultation with the State of Washington , FEMA has extended the deadline to register for federal/state assistance for those affected by the Nov.2-11 floods to Feb. 12 to be consistent with the application period for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
January 26, 2007
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- After this winter's storms, now is the time for homeowners and renters to prepare an inventory of all of the items in their homes, according to state and federal officials. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) remind people that with a home inventory list, an insurance agent can provide owners and renters with a policy that matches their needs. In addition, after a disaster, an inventory can help provide proof of personal property loss.

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