Washington Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1682)
Incident period: December 14, 2006 to December 15, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 14, 2007
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
March 20, 2007
LACEY, Wash -- Over nearly 30 years, millions of dollars have been spent to relocate or elevate over 100 residences in the town of Snoqualmie . Much of the money came from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). HMGP funding, which is administered by the State, provided between 75 percent of the cost to elevate a home.
March 6, 2007
Lacey, Wash -- The free disaster legal services toll-free hotline, 1-866-434-8939 that began in late December of 2006, will be turned off on March 16, 2007. Residents who suffered damage from the November 2-11 severe storms and floods have only ten days remaining to receive free-disaster-related legal assistance from the Young Lawyers Division of the Washington State Bar Association. Persons in disaster-designated counties may seek legal consultation for the next 10 days regarding:
February 28, 2007
LACEY, Wash. -- Residents in Washington have witnessed how disasters threaten more than personal property and homes. The series of winter storms beginning in November damaged public buildings, utility systems, bridges and highways, not to mention disrupting communications and emergency services.
February 15, 2007
LACEY, Wash. -- The President has declared a major disaster declaration for 19 Washington counties as a result of the severe winter storms, landslides and mudslides of Dec. 14-15. Under this declaration the Public Assistance (PA) program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is made available to entities in the following counties: Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, King, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston and Wahkiakum.
February 14, 2007
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 Washington to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm, landslides, and mudslides during the period of December 14-15, 2006.
February 14, 2007
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Washington. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: