Olympia, WA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Washington State Emergency Management Department (WEMD) have opened a Disaster Field Office in Olympia March 5 to administer disaster assistance programs available as a result of the President's disaster declaration March 1. The President's declaration is in response to the damages and losses resulting from the Washington State earthquake February 28.
The Disaster Field Office is located at 625 Black Lake Blvd. SW Suite 200, Olympia, Washington 98502.
Public Affairs Officers are available to help with information about recovery programs and any assistance you may need to inform the public about disaster response and recovery programs.
A toll-free disaster registration line is in operation. The number is 1-800-462-9029. People with speech or hearing impairments can apply by calling the TTY registration line at 1-800-462-7585.
Editor's Note: The Disaster Field Office is an administration center for federal and state response and recovery operations. The office is not intended for use by the public to access assistance.
Disaster information is available on FEMA's homepage on the internet at www.fema.gov. Information also is available through FEMA's 24-hour fax-on demand service by calling (202) 646-FEMA.