Washington Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, Mudslides, and Flooding (DR-1817)
Incident period: January 6, 2009 to January 16, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 30, 2009
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 4, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- This winter Washington was hit with back-to-back storms which resulted in two major Presidential disaster declarations for the severe winter storm and record and near record snow during the period of December 12, 2008 to January 5, 2009 and the severe winter storm, landslides, mudslides, and flooding during the period of January 6-16, 2009. Those declarations opened the door for the state to receive FEMA assistance through the Stafford Act, which provides recovery assistance to individuals and state, local, and tribal governments affected by a disaster.
May 7, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Disaster aid for homeowners, renters, business owners, state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations affected by the severe flooding between Jan. 6 and 16, 2009 reached $17,017,439 thus far, according to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Washington Division of Emergency Management (WA-EMD) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The following figures provided by FEMA, WA-EMD and SBA officials represent disaster aid approved through May 6, 2009:
April 16, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) announced today that additional counties are now eligible for disaster Public Assistance to help with recovery from the severe winter storm and record and near-record snow that occurred between Dec. 12, 2008, and Jan. 5, 2009.
April 6, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- As Washington residents have demonstrated throughout the storms and flooding of the past few years, they care not only for themselves, but for their neighbors, too. Now, concern for the welfare of their communities is leading individuals and faith-based and voluntary groups to work together in local Long-Term Disaster Recovery Organizations (LTROs).
April 2, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Flooding and Washington, unfortunately, seem to go hand-in-hand. Of the state's total of 43 Presidential disaster declarations, 31 have involved flooding. We don't need pictures of North Dakota to show us how devastating this can be.
April 1, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Disaster officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) announced today that federal/ state Individual Assistance funds committed for the recovery effort for flooding between Jan. 6 and 16, 2009, have topped the $12.8 million mark. As of the March 31 deadline, a total of 3,911 Washingtonians in the 15 counties declared eligible for Individual Assistance have registered for assistance, and a steady stream of grant and loan checks is going out daily.