Washington Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1734)

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

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 14, 2007
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) announced the opening of Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Lewis and Grays Harbor counties today and Saturday. These Disaster Recovery Centers will serve those affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began Dec. 1, 2007. The two DRCs will open today in Lewis County and on Saturday in Grays Harbor County. The hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
December 9, 2007
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that additional federal assistance will be available for individuals and communities in Grays Harbor and Lewis counties. Federal assistance for emergency protective measures and debris removal, including direct federal assistance was made available for Grays Harbor, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties under the President’s December 8, 2007 major disaster declaration.
December 9, 2007
News Release
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. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
December 8, 2007
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 beginning on December 1, 2007, and continuing.
December 8, 2007
News Release
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 for Washington. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for removing debris from public areas and for emergency measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health. (Source: FEMA funded, state administered.)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Washington, FEMA-1734-DR (PDF 50KB)  
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