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
January 9, 2008
LACEY, Wash. -- Federal and state officials announce the closing of the South Bend (Pacific County) and the Belfair (Mason County) Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11. The Bremerton (Kitsap County) and Forks (Clallam County) DRCs will close at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12. Two DRCs remain open; Chehalis (Lewis County) and Aberdeen (Grays Harbor County). Hours of operation will remain Monday through Saturday 10:00am - 6:30pm.
January 8, 2008
LACEY, Wash. -- One month after receiving a federal disaster declaration for the severe storms, floods, landslides and mudslides in early December, federal and state officials announced that more than 2,600 Washington individuals and households have been approved for more than $18.5 million in disaster assistance.
January 4, 2008
LACEY, Wash. -- More than $15 million in assistance and loans has already has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans for Washington residents affected by the severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides between December 1 to 17.
January 3, 2008
LACEY, Wash. -- Federal and state disaster officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in North Seattle (King County) will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center from Monday, Jan. 7 through Thursday, January 17, 2008.
January 2, 2008
LACEY, Wash. -- Federal and state officials announce a change of days of operation for all Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). Effective Jan. 6, 2008, the DRCs will be open Monday through Saturday until further notice. The DRC hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Disaster Recovery Centers in the designated counties serve those affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began Dec. 1. Locations for the Disaster Recovery Centers are shown below:
January 2, 2008
LACEY, Wash. -- Washington residents who registered with their county emergency management office, with the Red Cross or other voluntary agency following the early December storms and floods MUST also register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to be considered for federal or state disaster assistance.