Washington Flooding and Mudslides

4635-DR-WA
Washington

Incident Period: Nov 13, 2021 - Nov 15, 2021

Declaration Date: Jan 5, 2022

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Help for Individuals and Families After a Disaster

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If you have insurance, you should file a claim with your insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot aid with losses already covered by insurance.

Apply for Disaster Assistance

The fastest way to apply is through DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also apply by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) or through the FEMA mobile app.

Learn more about the application process.

Get Immediate Help

Find help with needs that FEMA is not authorized to provide. Check with your local emergency management officials, voluntary agencies or by dialing your local 2-1-1.

I Was Told to Call the Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has established facilities to provide business owners, nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters with answers to their questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application. These facilities can be either virtual or brick-and-mortar, depending on the circumstances surrounding the disaster and other factors. Click here for more information: DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela/s/

To obtain information about the type of facility serving your area, the location(s), and the hours of operation, visit the section below titled “Local Resources” or call the SBA’s Disaster Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or email DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.

See more about SBA loans.

I Applied for Assistance. What's Next?

You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence explaining your next steps. If you reported during the application process that you received damage and are not able to live in your primary residence, an inspector will contact you by phone to schedule an inspection. All inspections will be conducted without entering your residence. When inspectors arrive at your home they will maintain social distance, visually assess the exterior of the residence, and verbally confirm the interior damage over the phone.

"Help After a Disaster" Brochures

Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA assistance that may be available to support individuals and families in disaster recovery.

Download brochures.


ADDITIONAL LOCAL RESOURCES

Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) 

Impacted survivors from the approved designated counties can visit the nearest DRC for help to apply for assistance. Recovery specialists from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Washington state agencies will be available to help residents of Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties, including members of the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, the Quileute Nation and other tribes in the three counties, apply for federal assistance and receive information about help available for homeowners, renters and business owners.

Residents who previously registered for assistance do not need to visit the DRC, but can ask questions or seek further information in person at the DRC in addition to online or by phone.

Social Media 

State/ Federal Partners

County Tribal

@waEMD

Washington Emergency Management Division | Facebook

Clallam County | Facebook 

Lummi Communications | Facebook

FEMA Region 10 (@FEMARegion10) / Twitter

Skagit County (@SkagitGov) / Twitter

Skagit County, Washington - Government | Facebook

Nooksack Indian Tribe Communications Page | Facebook

SBA Pacific NW (@SBAPacificNW) / Twitter

Whatcom County Gov (@Whatcomctygov) / Twitter

Whatcom County Government | Facebook

Quileute Tribe | Facebook

Media Toolkit


How to Help

Volunteer and Donate

Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need.

Don’t self-deploy to disaster areas. Trusted organizations in the affected areas know where volunteers are needed. Work with an established organization to make sure you have the appropriate safety, training and skills needed to respond.

FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) build relationships and coordinate efforts with voluntary, faith-based and community organizations active in disasters.

Doing Business with FEMA

If you are interested in providing paid services and goods for disaster relief, visit our Doing Business with FEMA page to get started.

If you own a business involved with debris removal and want to work on clean-up efforts in affected areas, please contact the local government in affected areas to offer your services.


Funding Obligations

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $2,924,591.19
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $303,593.43
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $3,228,184.62
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 606
Last updated January 27, 2022