Washington Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow (DR-1825)
Incident period: December 12, 2008 to January 5, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 2, 2009
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
March 20, 2009
Almost $11 Million In Disaster Assistance To Washington Residents With March 31st Deadline Fast Approaching
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
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
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
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
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.
March 2, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Washington to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm and record and near record snow during the period of December 12, 2008 to January 5, 2009.