SALEM, Ore. -- Briefings have been scheduled in Salem, St. Helens, Astoria, Tillamook, Newport, Dallas and Aloha to help local governments and eligible non-profit organizations apply for federal disaster assistance in the wake of the Dec. 1-17 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides.
Officials from Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide information about the scope of the public assistance program. After the briefings, teams of state and federal inspectors will schedule meetings with local officials to inspect disaster-related damages and associated costs.
The applicant briefings for these local governments and eligible non-profit organizations will explain the cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the severe weather Dec. 1-17. This is the first step toward receiving public assistance. An overview of the Public Assistance program and the Hazard Mitigation Grant program and the basic paperwork for the application process will be provided.
The schedule for Applicant Briefings is as follows:
|APPLICANT BRIEFING Salem January 02, 2008 2:00 pm to 4:00pm||Donald N. Anderson Readiness Center 3225 State Street Salem , Oregon||Oregon Emergency Management Room 114, enter east entrance.||OEM 503-378-2911|
|COLUMBIA COUNTY January 03, 2008 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.||Saint Helens High School 2375 Gable Rd St.Helens , OR 97051||Lou Witt Room, Building B.||Vicki Harguth 503-366-3905|
|CLATSOP COUNTY January 04, 2008 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.||Guy Boyington Building 857 Commercial Street Astoria , Oregon||At the corner of 9th and Commercial in Astoria .||Gene Strong 503-325-8635|
|TILLAMOOK COUNTY January 04, 2008 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.||Tillamook County Courthouse 201 Laurel Ave Tillamook , Oregon 97141||Commissioners Conference Room A and B, Second Floor.||Tom Manning 541-842-3412 Directions number: 541-842-3403|
|LINCOLN COUNTY January 7, 2008 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.||Lincoln County Courthouse 225 West Olive Newport , Oregon 97365||----------------------||Jim Hawley 541-265-4199|
|YAMHILL AND POLK COUNTIES January 8, 2008 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.||Dallas Civic Center 945 S.E. Jefferson Dallas , Oregon 97338||----------------------||Dean Bender 503-831-3495|
|WASHINGTON COUNTY January 9, 2008 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.||Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Administration Center 20665 SW Blanton Street Aloha, Oregon 97007||Training Room||Scott Porter 503-642-0371|
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.