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

December 27, 2006
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- There have been more than 800 flood insurance claims in Washington State due to the Nov. 2-11 severe storms, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said. While most of these claims come from Snohomish and King Counties, Packwood and Randle in Lewis County posted 40 claims, a significant number for these communities. Many residents and business owners appreciate the importance of flood insurance, but having experienced the devastation of a flood, they may ask: “What do I do now?”
December 27, 2006
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- Applying for federal disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by phone or on the internet only takes between 15 and 30 minutes. Washington residents or businesses that had losses or damages from the Nov. 2-11 flooding can register for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech or hearing impaired , or registering on line at www.fema.gov.
December 22, 2006
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today Public Assistance funding is now available to help local governments rebuild public property damaged by the Nov. 2-11 flooding. The 12 counties named for Public Assistance are: Chelan, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, King, Lewis, Pacific, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish and Wahkiakum. All but Chelan, Jefferson and Pacific counties are also declared for Individual Assistance.
December 22, 2006
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- The state of Washington and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) signed an agreement on Dec. 21 that released disaster assistance funds for residents and business owners who suffered losses during the Nov. 2-11 floods.  The initial amount released totals more than $550,000, officials said.
December 21, 2006
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- President George W. Bush approved the State’s request for federal assistance on Dec. 12 to residents and business owners who suffered damages from the Nov. 2-11 flooding and severe storms. This federal disaster recovery declaration allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help with minor home repairs of homes owned by individuals, federal officials said.
December 12, 2006
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of Washington to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of November 2-11, 2006.

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