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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 05, 2012


May 1, 2012 - News Release

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 - News Release

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 - News Release

 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.

Geographic Information

Map of declared counties for [Washington Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4056)]

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $29701941.59 $15947079.50 $12770307.09
Last Updated: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:41 (Updated daily)

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