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 9, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The $9 million in disaster assistance that has gone to residents affected by the mid- January, severe winter weather is partly the result of the extensive community relations effort of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD). These officials spread throughout the state, knocking on doors and talking to people affected by the January 6-16, 2009, severe winter storm, landslides and flooding.
March 6, 2009
News Release
Olympia, Wash. -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) today announced that $9 million in federal disaster assistance has been disbursed since the Presidential disaster declaration was issued on January 30, 2009. There are 3,364 homeowners and renters who have applied for disaster assistance, and inspectors have visited 2,718 homes. Grants awarded to date total $6,871,317, which includes:
March 5, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash.?-- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) are advising Washington residents affected by the January 6-16, 2009, severe winter storm, landslides and flooding to get proper permits when rebuilding their damaged property.? ? "One of the most important things you can do when rebuilding is to get the proper permits," said Federal Coordinating Officer Willie Nunn. "You'll protect yourself and your investment from unsatisfactory work. You?ll also likely save money, too."
March 3, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The storms of January brought more than flooding and landslides. They put people out of work. But people who normally would not be eligible for unemployment benefits, such as the self-employed, may get help through the state-managed, federally-funded Disaster Unemployment Assistance program. If you were out of work because of the storms of Jan. 6 - 16, 2009, you may be eligible to receive unemployment compensation.
March 2, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- For the millions of Americans who have physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities, emergencies such as fires, floods and acts of terrorism may present special challenges. The same challenge also applies to the elderly and other special needs populations. Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) are urging residents of Washington state to be prepared.
February 28, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash.-- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) continue to urge residents in declared counties affected by the January 6-16, 2009, severe winter storm, landslides, mudslides, and flooding, to apply for disaster assistance. They urge residents not to let misunderstandings and misconceptions prevent them from applying for assistance to help in their recovery. Applicants should call the toll free teleregistration number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) (TTY 1-800-462-7585)to register for assistance.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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