WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today authorized the use of federal funds to help Washington State battle the uncontrolled Mule Dry fire burning in the counties of Klickitat and Yakima. According to the agency, the state's request for federal fire suppression aid was approved this morning after it was reported that the blaze posed a threat to residents in the towns of Bickleton, Cleveland and Gleed. The fire had burned between 35,000 and 40,000 acres of land and forced the evacuation of 50 homes at the time of the request.
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 ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
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.
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