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 29, 2007
News Release
Duplication of benefits occurs when an individual or family receives an identical item or service from more then one source. Federal and state agencies are prohibited from duplicating benefits with insurance and/or other public or private agencies. There are safeguards in place to avoid duplication of benefits. Recipients who receive benefits twice for the same item risk having to pay some or all back.
December 28, 2007
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- More than $10 million has already has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Washington residents affected by the severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides of early December.
December 28, 2007
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Elma (Grays Harbor County) and Rochester (Thurston County) will close at close of business on Dec. 31 federal and state officials announced today. Additionally, a new DRC will open in Aberdeen (Grays Harbor County) on Jan. 2, 2008. The hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Disaster Recovery Centers in the designated counties serve those affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began Dec. 1.
December 28, 2007
News Release
Lacey, Wash. -- Federal and state officials announce a change of hours of operation for all Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) effective Jan. 1, 2008. Normal hours of operation, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. will continue through Dec. 31, 2007. Beginning Jan. 1, 2008 the DRC hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Disaster Recovery Centers in the designated counties serve those affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began Dec. 1.
December 27, 2007
News Release
Lacey, Wash. -- The Washington Emergency Management Division's Public Assistance (PA) Program is helping public assistance applicants by providing applicant briefings. Briefings will be held in six counties for local governments and certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations that suffered damages during the recent storms. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available at the meetings.?
December 26, 2007
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- Some victims of the early December disaster may not clearly understand letters from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) saying their applications have been denied. There is an appeal process for those who do not agree with FEMA's decision. FEMA disaster assistance ineligibility or limited assistance may be due to any of the following:

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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