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

February 23, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash.  -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division are urging residents of the declared counties: Benton, Cowlitz, Clallam, Grays Harbor, King, Kittitas, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum and Whatcom, to register for disaster assistance at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) (TTY 1-800-462-7585) and to use the money wisely once they begin receiving disaster assistance checks.
February 21, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash.  -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) announce the closing of the Puyallup County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. It is located at: South Hill Mall (located near the old J.C. Penney's entrance)3500 S. Meridian, Suite 940Puyallup, WA 98373 From now until the closing, the hours of operation remain 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
February 21, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials state that a toll-free hot line 1-866-519-7099 for legal assistance is now available for Washington state residents affected by the January 6-16, 2009, severe winter storm, landslides, mudslides and flooding.  Operated by the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division, the service is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is recorded in English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese. Callers should leave a message.
February 20, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) today announced the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Skagit County at the Sedro-Woolley City Hall from Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, until Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009. The DRC will provide face-to-face assistance to people suffering damages from the January 6-16, 2009, severe winter storm, landslides, mudslides and flooding.
February 20, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Since the Presidential disaster declaration was issued on January 30, 2009 for 15 Washington counties, nearly $5.5 million in federal disaster assistance has been paid to residents of those counties to help them recover from January's severe winter storms, landslides, mudslides and flooding, announced officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD).
February 19, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington state residents who were affected by the January 6-16, 2009, winter storm, landslides, mudslides, and flooding are being urged to complete the loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD), and the SBA stress that the SBA loan application must be completed for consideration for various other types of assistance programs.

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