FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center In Puyallup

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Release date: 
February 3, 2009
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SEATTLE, Wash. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens in Puyallup on Wednesday, Feb. 4 to provide face-to-face assistance to people suffering damages from the severe winter storm, landslides, mudslides, and flooding from Jan. 6 to Jan. 16. Residents of King, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston and Wahkiakum counties were designated for federal individual assistance in the Presidential disaster declaration of Jan. 30, 2009, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said.

FEMA and the Washington Emergency Management Division (EMD) announced the following DRC location and hours:

South Hill Mall (located near the old J.C. Penny's entrance)
3500 S. Meridian, Suite 940
Puyallup, WA 98373

Opens Wednesday, Feb. 4 at noon
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (until further notice)

Applicants can register for FEMA assistance by calling, toll-free, 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA), TTY 1-800-462-7585, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, or register online at www.disasterassistance.gov. Registration is available until March 31, 2009.

Visitors to the DRC will find information on:

  • FEMA and State disaster assistance programs
  • SBA low-interest disaster loans and how to complete the loan application
  • Smart building techniques to reduce damage from future floods, and
  • Flood insurance

When applicants register for FEMA assistance they will be asked: location of damaged property, their Social Security number, a phone number where they can be contacted, a general description of the damages and insurance coverage, and basic financial information to determine the likelihood of supporting an SBA low-interest disaster loan. The telephone interview takes approximately 20 minutes. People should only provide this personal information if they call the center, not if someone calls them claiming to be from FEMA.

Disaster Recovery Centers:

LocationOpening DateHoursClosing Date

South Hill Mall
3500 S. Meridian, Suite 940
Puyallup, WA 98373

February 4, noon

Mon-Sat 9-7
Sun 9-6


Evergreen State Fairgrounds
14405 179th Ave SE, Building 501
Monroe, WA 98272

February 3, noon

Mon-Sat 9-7
Sun 9-6


Yard Birds Mall
2100 N National Ave., 2nd Floor
Chehalis, WA 98532

February 2

Mon-Sat 9-7
Sun 9-6


Auburn Supermall
(Inside mall - opposite Sam's Club)
1101 Supermall Way, Suite 1157, 98001

February 1

Mon-Sat 9-7 Sun 9-6


FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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