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 2, 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. Others are operating in Granite Falls, Kelso, Monroe, Packwood, and Puyallup.
December 29, 2006
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- Michael Marsyla is a familiar face at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Puyallup. He lost both his home and business in the November 2-11 flooding and is trying to make sure he has applied for all the aid available to him Michael, like more than 250 people, came to a DRC to meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists. The DRCs also are located in Granite Falls, Kelso, Monroe and Packwood, and they are a joint venture of the State of Washington, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA).
December 29, 2006
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- Washington residents who lost their jobs or became unemployed because of the November 2-11 floods may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits. Eligible workers have until Jan.13 to apply for disaster unemployment. Applications are available online at www.wa.gov/esd/ui/dua.htm. Unemployed workers also can request an application by phone, toll-free, at 877-416-7274, by e-mail at dua@esd.wa.gov or in person at local WorkSource centers.
December 29, 2006
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- State and federal officials are urging those who have applied for federal disaster assistance for the Nov. 2-11 floods to complete and return their loan applications from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – even if they think they don’t want or need a low-interest disaster loan.
December 28, 2006
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- The only way to apply for federal disaster recovery assistance is by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 's toll-free registration number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech or hearing impaired. Contacting the local emergency management office or any other disaster recovery agency will not automatically get an applicant registered for FEMA assistance. FEMA's registration lines are open 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, seven days a week. Individuals can also apply online at www.fema.gov.
December 28, 2006
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- To date, $1,120,895 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery assistance has been disbursed to survivors of the Nov. 2-11 flooding. Currently, 1,029 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.

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