Washington Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4056)
Incident period: January 14, 2012 to January 23, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 5, 2012
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
May 1, 2012
LACEY WA (May 1, 2012) - When the severe winter storms dubbed 'Snowmageddon' hit Washington State in January of this year, airports, roads and schools closed, cars crashed, and trees and tons of debris blocked roads and knocked out power to more than 275,000 customers across the state. Governor Christine Gregoire's request for disaster funding after the storm estimated damage at more than $32 million.
April 24, 2012
LACEY, Wa -- In the January 2009 flood, the small town of South Prairie in east Pierce County was inundated by mud. A local high school initiated an MLK Day service project for its students. Coordinating efforts with the mayor, nearly 75 kids showed up to be a 'mud brigade,' shoveling mud out of critically needed roadways, buildings, and the town's only Fire Station driveway.
April 20, 2012
Lacey, Wash. -- For 45 seconds in 2001 one of the largest earthquakes in State history rattled Western Washington, injuring more than 200 people and causing thousands to flee.
April 16, 2012
LACEY, Wash. -- Folks in and around the Snohomish County town of Stanwood are finding it easier to get around these days now that the Stillaguamish River has been brought under control. Over the years, residents would experience flooding from the Stillaguamish River because levees, designed to keep the water out of the area, served to keep the water in when over-topped. It often took days, sometimes weeks for the water to drain out severely impacting residents, businesses and transportation.?
March 28, 2012
LACEY Wa -- Officials in 11 Washington counties hit by the winter storms of January 14-23, 2012, have until April 4 to submit official requests for federal assistance to the Washington office of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials said today.
March 5, 2012
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama?s major disaster declaration issued for Washington. Assistance for the State and Affected Local, Tribal Governments Can Include as Required: