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

January 6, 2007
News Release
Volunteers have proven indispensable in the wake of Washington State's November 2-11 flooding. They have donated hundreds of hours dedicated to sheltering, feeding and clothing victims, as well as helping with other recovery efforts. In many cases, volunteerism that initially began following Hurricane Katrina turned into a commitment to volunteer locally. That commitment jump-started the response here in Washington in November, as the rains came down.
January 5, 2007
News Release
LACEY, WASH. -- The state of Washington and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are opening a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in King County to help individuals and business owners who suffered damages from the Nov. 2-11 flooding. Other DRCs are currently operating in Baring, Granite Falls, Kelso, Monroe, Packwood, Puyallup and Vancouver.
January 5, 2007
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- To date, $2,545,604 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery assistance has been disbursed to those affected by the Nov. 2-11 floods.   Currently, 1,485 people have applied for FEMA assistance by calling the toll-free registration number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech or hearing impaired. "The recovery process for survivors of the November floods begins by calling FEMA's registration number, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week," said Libby Turner, federal coordinating officer.
January 4, 2007
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- Worry for their safety prompted a retired couple to go to the Disaster Recovery Center in Packwood looking for help. Their manufactured home was damaged in the November flooding when a log crashed through two walls. Temporary repairs were made, but the couple became worried about the stability of the home should there be further flooding.
January 3, 2007
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- The State of Washington and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Clark County to help individuals and business owners who suffered damages from the Nov. 2-11 flooding.  Other DRCs are currently operating in Baring, Granite Falls, Kelso, Monroe, Packwood, and Puyallup.
January 3, 2007
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- According to a report by the Trust for America's Health, Washington ranks among the most prepared states. The recent flooding of November 2-11 highlighted the progress the state has made, but also underscored the importance of individual preparedness. There is a wealth of information for people to use in their disaster planning, including:

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