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 23, 2007
News Release
Lacey, Wash. -- Flood insurance is typically not part of a home or business's regular insurance. Having this additional coverage can make a huge difference when faced with needing to make repairs and replace items following a flood. Flood insurance can help you recover after a flood. While the numbers are not in yet, only a small percentage of Washington residents who registered for government disaster assistance because of the recent sever storms and flooding in early December had flood insurance.
December 22, 2007
News Release
Lacey, Wash. -- In the two weeks since a federally declared disaster was declared for Washington, more than $8.58? million in federal Individual Assistance (IA) has been approved. To date more than 6,200 families or individuals have already registered for assistance. The nine counties now designated for IA include: Clallam, Grays Harbor, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Snohomish and Thurston.
December 22, 2007
News Release
Lacey, Wash. -- Staying in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the best way to keep the application process for federal and state disaster assistance on track. The best way to keep the application moving is to keep communications open with FEMA's Helpline (option 2 when calling the number below). Applicants can also talk with a specialist at a Disaster Recovery Center.
December 21, 2007
News Release
LACEY, Wash. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (EMD) announce the openings of Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Lynnwood (King County) and Seattle (Snohomish County) on Saturday, Dec. 22. Disaster Recovery Centers in the designated counties serve those affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began Dec. 1. Both DRCs will open Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and remain open daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice.
December 21, 2007
News Release
Lacey, Wash. -- The residents of King and Snohomish counties have been added to those designated for federal disaster assistance, federal and state officials announced today. Residents and small business owners in these counties who suffered property damages or losses from the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began Dec. 1, can now register for federal and state disaster assistance, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
December 20, 2007
News Release
Lacey, Wash. -- State and federal disaster officials warn that every disaster has its share of con artists trying to take advantage of disaster victims. Washington residents whose homes have suffered damage from the recent storms should be careful who they let into their homes or hire to make repairs.

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How to Apply for Assistance

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» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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