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

March 26, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Time has almost run out for residents affected by the January 6-16, 2009, severe winter storm, landslides, mudslides and flooding to register for federal/state assistance. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) said that Tuesday, March 31, is the last day for homeowners, renters or businesses to register with FEMA.
March 20, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash.  -- Washington residents have received almost $11 million in federal disaster assistance since the Presidential disaster declaration was issued on January 30, 2009, to help those affected by the   January 6-16, 2009 severe winter storm, landslides, mudslides and flooding. Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Washington Emergency Management Division are reminding all Washington residents affected by that storm and weather that the deadline for disaster assistance registration is March 31.
March 18, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Flood insurance, home elevation and other measures to protect homes from flooding and other bad weather are among the top concerns Washington residents are inquiring about from hazard mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The specialists have been located in home improvement stores throughout the region, in communities affected by the January 6-16, severe winter storm, landslides, mudslides, and flooding. They are there to provide information to people on how to better protect homes from disasters.
March 16, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The deadline to apply for disaster assistance and to complete the SBA loan packets is fast approaching. It is Tuesday, March 31, 2009. Washington residents affected by the January 6-16, 2009, winter storm, landslides, mudslides, and flooding are urged to register for assistance and to complete the loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), if one is sent to them.
March 13, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Almost $10 million in federal disaster assistance has gone to Washington residents since the Presidential disaster declaration was issued on January 30, 2009, to help those affected by the January 6-16, 2009 severe winter storm, landslides, mudslides and flooding. There are 3,465 homeowners and renters who have applied for disaster assistance, and inspectors have visited 2,754 homes. Grants awarded to date total $7,088,295 which includes:
March 10, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- On March 2, 2009, President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for several Washington counties, making Public Assistance available to them as they recover from the severe winter storm and record/near-record snow that took place from Dec. 12, 2008, through Jan. 5, 2009. State and federal disaster recovery officials want to remind all eligible state and local governments, tribal governments and certain nonprofit organizations in those counties that the deadline to apply for assistance is March 31, 2009.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Washington, FEMA-1817-DR (PDF 22KB)
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