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FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center In Sedro Woolley

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February 20, 2009
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OLYMPIA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) today announced the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Skagit County at the Sedro-Woolley City Hall from Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, until Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009. The DRC will provide face-to-face assistance to people suffering damages from the January 6-16, 2009, severe winter storm, landslides, mudslides and flooding. Residents from Benton, Cowlitz, Clallam, Grays Harbor, King, Kittitas, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum and Whatcom, counties designated for disaster assistance, are encouraged to visit this DRC or others that are open to meet with officials and ask questions.

The location and hours of the Skagit County DRC are:

Sedro-Woolley City Hall (attached Fire Training Room)
325 Metcalf Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Feb. 23-26.

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 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: the location of the 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:

Cowlitz Co. Training Center (The Boat House)
1942 First Street
Longview, WA 98632
OPENED February 9, HOURS Mon-Sat 9-7

South Hill Mall (located near the old J.C. Penny’s entrance)
3500 S. Meridian, Suite 940
Puyallup, WA 98373
OPENED February 4, HOURS Mon-Sat 9-7

Kittitas Co. Fairground Western Village
“Robber’s Roost”
1010 East 8th Avenue
Ellensburg, WA, 98926
OPENED February 13, HOURS Mon-Sat 9-7

Former Wilson Motors Toyota
405 East Champion Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
OPENED February 18, HOURS Mon-Sat 9-7

Issaquah City Hall, Eagle Room
130 E. Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027
OPENED February 18, HOURS Mon-Sat 9-7

Bob Lyle Community Center
700 Main Avenue
Morton, WA, 98356
OPENED February 16, HOURS Mon-Sat 9-7

Stanwood Camano Community Fairground
Youth Exhibit Hall
6431 Pioneer Highway
Stanwood, WA 98292
OPENED February 19, HOURS Mon-Sat 9-7

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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