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 7, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- More than $1 million in federal disaster assistance has been paid out to help Washington residents recover from January flooding, announced officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD).Homeowners, renters and businesses in King, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston and Wahkiakum counties have already received $1,032,937 since the Presidential declaration of Jan. 30.
February 6, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Coordinating Officer Willie Nunn will be in Kelso on 10 February, 2009, at the Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue headquarters station, 701 Vine Street at 2 p.m. to present an Assistance to Firefighters Grant check for $107,190 to enhance operations and firefighter safety. The grant will be used for installation of vehicle-exhaust systems in the stations.
February 6, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) have announced that seven additional Washington counties are now eligible for disaster assistance: Benton, Cowlitz, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Kittitas, Skagit and Whatcom. Residents and business owners in these counties recovering from the effects of the recent severe winter storm, landslides, mudslides, and flooding can now apply for aid.
February 6, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. ?-- Gov. Chris Gregoire and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have signed an agreement that forms a state-federal partnership to administer disaster assistance for the January storm, slide and flood damage. "The agreement forms the basis to provide disaster aid payments to eligible individuals," said Gov. Gregoire. "It will ensure that federal and state disaster aid will help our people start to rebuild from last month's storms, slides and flooding."?
February 5, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens in Raymond at Our Savior's Lutheran Church on Saturday, Feb. 7 to provide face-to-face assistance to people suffering damages from the severe winter storm, landslides, mudslides, and flooding from Jan. 6 to Jan. 16. Residents of King, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston and Wahkiakum counties were designated for federal individual assistance in the Presidential disaster declaration of Jan. 30, 2009, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said.
February 5, 2009
News Release
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens in Olympia at Westfield Capital Shopping Center on Friday, Feb. 6 to provide face-to-face assistance to people suffering damages from the severe winter storm, landslides, mudslides, and flooding from Jan. 6 to Jan. 16. Residents of King, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston and Wahkiakum counties were designated for federal individual assistance in the Presidential disaster declaration of Jan. 30, 2009, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said.

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