Washington Flooding and Mudslides (DR-4168)
Incident period: March 22, 2014 to April 29, 2014
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 2, 2014
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
April 30, 2014
Molly Fischer, a volunteer with National Animal Assisted Crisis Response, visited the Joint Field Office in Everett, Washington on April 29 with her care dog, Oscar. Oscar – an Australian Shephard who was rescued once himself after a fire in San Diego – is now helping SR530 Slide survivors.
April 29, 2014
EVERETT, Wash. – The state of Washington and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will close the three Snohomish County Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10. The FEMA help line will continue to be available to provide guidance for survivors of the March 22 SR530 Slide.The DRC staff members have been able to field questions and supply information to more than 800 survivors since they began operations on April 7.
April 29, 2014
Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individual and Households program is authorized to provide up to $32,400. The program consists of two provisions, Housing Assistance and Other Needs Assistance. Housing Assistance may include a grant towards home repair or replacement of a primary residence, temporary housing and short-term lodging expenses reimbursement. Housing assistance from FEMA is available without regard to income.
April 26, 2014
The state WorkForce has announced the availability of a National Emergency Grant (NEG), a federally funded endowment that is meant to assist those affected by the SR530 Slide. Approximately $2.8 million in aid is to be provided by the NEG via the U.S. Department of Labor.
April 25, 2014
Volunteer lawyers will be available to assist SR530 Slide survivors at a walk-in clinic on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the law offices of Ben Wells & Associates.The address is:106 E. Gilman Ave.Arlington, WA 98223Lawyers will be available to help survivors with post-disaster legal concerns, including:
April 23, 2014
EVERETT, Wash. – One month after the State Route 530 Slide claimed the lives of at least 41 people, recovery continues. Local, state, tribal and federal partners have all collaborated in response to this tragedy.