Oregon Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1733)

Incident period: December 1, 2007 to December 17, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 8, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

January 22, 2008
News Release
SALEM, Ore. -- When federal and state disaster assistance comes to an end, there will still be many people affected by the early December storms who will continue to be in need of assistance.? Long Term Recovery Committees (LTRC) are being organized in communities devastated by the storms.? State Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) partners will assist these committees to communicate with each other on a regular basis.? There will also be a sharing of knowledge, supplies, materials and funding sources.
January 22, 2008
News Release
Salem, Ore. -- Certain items purchased or rented by individuals recovering from the severe storms and flooding that swept through northwest Oregon in early December are eligible for reimbursement under set guidelines released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Under the reimbursement guidelines, individuals may be allowed one dehumidifier and humidifier; one chainsaw if required to restore access to a home or to remove any safety hazards; and a generator only if there is a serious medical need.
January 17, 2008
News Release
SALEM, Ore., -- February 7, 2008 is the final day for individuals with damage resulting from the severe storms, wind, mudslides, landslides and flooding of December 1-17, 2007 to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and for filing applications for loans to repair physical damage with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
January 16, 2008
News Release
SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce the closing of the Astoria Disaster Recovery Center at 5 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2008.? Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Saturday.? A Disaster Recovery Center continues to operate in Vernonia at the Vernonia City Hall, 1001 Bridge Street, Vernonia, OR 97064 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
January 16, 2008
News Release
SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that damages to infrastructure and buildings on the lands of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, located within Coos County, are now eligible for Public Assistance. With the addition of the Confederation, there are now nine Oregon counties and three tribal confederations eligible for public assistance for the effects of severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides of Dec.1-17.
January 15, 2008
News Release
SALEM, Ore. -- Many people think if they do not live near a river or the coast, there is no danger of flooding.??This is simply not true. In recent years rainfall from severe winter storms has caused serious flood damage across Oregon. Everyone lives in a potential flood zone: homeowners' or renters' insurance does not cover flood damage, and federal disaster relief may not be available since 50 percent of floods nationwide do not result in a federally declared disaster.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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