Disaster Aid Helps Washington Communities Rebuild Flood-Damaged Property

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Release date: 
August 18, 2008
Release Number: 
R10-08-118

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Eight months after the December 2007 floods, disaster recovery work has made substantial progress. The floods, some of the largest to hit the state in decades, caused damage up and down the I-5 corridor, and inundated southwest portions of the state. ?According to FEMA Regional Administrator Susan Reinertson, the December floods marked the first major disaster to strike the Pacific Northwest since the enactment of Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act implementation policies.

"Washington's disaster declaration enabled victims to begin to receive financial aid only days after the declaration," said Reinertson. "And, thanks to a lot of hard work and the concerted efforts of state and federal disaster program workers, we have already obligated funds for 98 percent of the public facilities that are eligible for state and federal disaster aid, and we're working closely with Washington State to help local governments through the appeal process for projects initially determined to be ineligible."

A total of 10,735 individuals and families registered for disaster assistance, receiving over $57 million in assistance ranging from rental housing and emergency repairs, to U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans. ?In all, ten counties (listed below) were designated for Individual Assistance (IA) and Public Assistance (PA); two counties, Jefferson and Skagit, were designated for PA only.

COUNTY IHP ONA IHP HA IHP Totals SBA Disaster Loans
Clallam Co. $???? 18,165.76 $ ???225,354.18 $??? 243, 591.94 $??????? 281,800
Grays Harbor Co. $?? 251,132.81 $ 1,593,364.41 $? 1,844,497.72 $??? ????910,400
King Co. $?? 175,613.46 $ 1,398,778.38 $ 1,574, 391.84 $???? 2,085,100
Kitsap Co. $???? 77,317.26 $ 1,440,906.35 $? 1,518,223.61 $???? 1,685,300
Lewis Co. $2,432,495.46 $ 9,787,160.37 $12,219,655.83 $?? 23,314,900
Mason Co. $???? 60,563.96 $ 1,236,223.87 $? 1,296,787.83 $???? 3,180,600
Pacific Co. $???? 59,412.45 $ ???483,147.57 $???? 542,560.02 $???? 1,444,900
Snohomish Co. $???? 55,955.69 $? ??520,760.42 $???? 576,716.11 $??????? 899,000
Thurston Co. $???? 53,921,14 $? ??750,107.43 $???? 804,028.57 $???? 1,749,900
Wahkiakum Co. $???? 28,530.86 $ ???165,691.83 $ ????194,222.69 $????????? 85,800
TOTAL     $20,814,603.66 $? 35,637,700

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Applicants Public Assistance Obligated
State Agencies $? 6,528,861
Clallam Co. $???? 605,603
Grays Harbor Co. $? 5,359,958
Jefferson Co. $? ???291,507
King Co. $? 3,617,642
Last Updated: 
July 19, 2012 - 23:02
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