https://www.fema.gov/ en FEMA Authorizes Funds to Fight Clear Fire in Alaska https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220627/fema-authorizes-funds-fight-clear-fire-alaska <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Authorizes Funds to Fight Clear Fire in Alaska</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>BOTHELL, Wash</strong>.  -  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Clear Fire burning in Yukon/Koyukuk Census Area/Denali Borough, Alaska. </p> <p>The state of Alaska’s request for a federal <a href="https://www.fema.gov/fire-management-assistance-grant-program">Fire Management Assistance Grant</a> (FMAG) was approved by FEMA Region 10 Administrator Willie G. Nunn on Saturday, June. 25, 2022, at 11:17 p.m. PT. He determined that the Clear Fire threatened to cause such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. This is the first FMAG declared in 2022 to help fight Alaska wildfires. </p> <p>At the time of the state’s request, the wildfire threatened homes in and around the communities of Kobe Ag, Quota, and Anderson subdivisions. The fire also threatened Clear Space Force Radar Station, Golden Valley Electric Cooperative transmission lines, communication towers, the Alaska Highway, the Alaska Railroad, and several tribal allotments in the area. </p> <p>FMAGs are provided through the President's Disaster Relief Fund and are made available by FEMA to assist in fighting fires that threaten to cause a major disaster. Eligible items can include expenses for field camps; equipment use, repair, and replacement; mobilization and demobilization activities; and tools, materials, and supplies. This authorization makes FEMA funding available to pay 75 percent of the state’s eligible firefighting costs under an approved grant for managing, mitigating, and controlling designated fires. These grants do not provide assistance to individual home or business owners and do not cover other infrastructure damage caused by the fire. </p> <p>In addition to the firefighting funds authorized under this FMAG, another $786,552 will be available to Alaska through the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/grants/mitigation/post-fire">Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Post Fire</a> for the mitigation of future wildfires and related hazards, such as flood after fire or erosion. Some eligible wildfire project types include defensible space measures, ignition-resistant construction, and hazardous fuels reduction. The <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/disaster-recovery-reform-act-2018">Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018</a> authorizes FEMA to provide <a href="https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program-post-fire">HMGP Post-Fire</a> funds to eligible states and territories that receive Fire Management Assistance declarations and federally recognized tribes that have land burned within a designated area.  </p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mayshaunt.gary</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 06/27/2022 - 18:15</span> Mon, 27 Jun 2022 18:15:23 +0000 mayshaunt.gary 637706 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Holds Comprehensive Exercise on Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and Tsunami Response Plan https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220502/fema-holds-exercise-cascadia-subduction-zone-earthquake-and-tsunami <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Holds Comprehensive Exercise on Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and Tsunami Response Plan</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>BOTHELL, Wash</strong>.  -  From May 3-5, FEMA Region 10 will host Cascadia Rising 2022: Rehearsal of Concept (ROC), a three-day discussion-based exercise at the Pierce County Readiness Center in Camp Murray, Washington, to evaluate FEMA’s coordinated response plan to a massive Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) earthquake and resulting tsunami. Participants will include emergency management representatives from the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, tribal partners, FEMA, U.S. Department of Defense, American Red Cross, and Emergency Management British Columbia.</p> <p>Over the three-day exercise, federal, state, and tribal partners will walk through the FEMA Region 10 CSZ Earthquake and Tsunami Response Plan using a large 35’x26’ map to display impacted areas and demonstrate resource allocation, staging, and movement in response to a CSZ event. These discussions will include questions around operational activities, logistics, resource management, and communications for response operations.</p> <p>“We know it’s only a matter of time before the big one strikes. This exercise helps us coordinate directly with our local and regional partners to build a culture of preparedness across the region. The physical devastation will be significant, and the humanitarian impacts will be felt far beyond the earthquake zone,” stated FEMA Region 10 Administrator Willie G. Nunn. “Now is the time to come together, question, and challenge our plan so that when one of the biggest natural disasters to strike our nation takes place, we are ready to act.”</p> <p>This exercise builds on the Cascadia Rising 2016 Exercise and forms part of FEMA’s <a href="/emergency-managers/planning-exercises/nle/2022">National Level Exercise 2022</a> which examines the ability of all levels of government, private industry, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to respond to and recover from a large rupture of the CSZ through a series of webinars, seminars, workshops, and exercises being held throughout the year.</p> <p>Over 1,800 federal, tribal, state, local, private sector, NGOs, and scientific community partners were involved in the CSZ planning effort. The lessons learned from this ROC Exercise will be incorporated into both an updated CSZ Response Plan and into FEMA’s response operational procedures.</p> <p>To learn more about the Cascadia Subduction Zone visit the <a href="https://www.usgs.gov/special-topics/subduction-zone-science/science/cascadia">USGS.</a></p> <article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-default" data-align="center"><div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/photos/fema_exercise-cascadia.png" width="944" height="392" alt="A portion of the map that will be used to show areas affected by a CSZ earthquake with markers indicating resource movement." loading="lazy" /></div> </article><p>A portion of the map that will be used to show areas affected by a CSZ earthquake with markers indicating resource movement. </p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mary.j.edmon</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 05/02/2022 - 18:56</span> Mon, 02 May 2022 18:56:36 +0000 mary.j.edmon 635808 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Cost-Share Adjustment Grants More Assistance for Alaska https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220328/fema-cost-share-adjustment-grants-more-assistance-alaska <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Cost-Share Adjustment Grants More Assistance for Alaska</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>WASHINGTON -- FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced today that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional assistance available to the state of Alaska by authorizing an increase in federal funding for public assistance projects undertaken as a result of an earthquake on Nov. 30, 2018.   </p> <p>Under the major disaster declaration issued for the state of Alaska on Jan. 31, 2019, federal funding was made available for public assistance, hazard mitigation and other needs assistance at 75% of the total eligible costs. Under the President's order today, the federal share for public assistance has been increased to 90% of the total eligible costs.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mayshaunt.gary</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/28/2022 - 22:50</span> Mon, 28 Mar 2022 22:50:39 +0000 mayshaunt.gary 634318 at https://www.fema.gov President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Disaster Declaration for the State of Alaska https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220325/president-joseph-r-biden-jr-approves-disaster-declaration-state-alaska <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Disaster Declaration for the State of Alaska</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>WASHINGTON — FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Alaska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms and straight-line winds from Dec. 25–27, 2021.</p> <p>Federal funding is available to state, tribal and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe winter storms and straight-line winds in Denali Borough, Fairbanks North Star Borough and the city of Nenana.</p> <p>Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.</p> <p>Thomas J. Dargan has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mashana.davis</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 03/25/2022 - 00:36</span> Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:36:02 +0000 mashana.davis 634175 at https://www.fema.gov Federal Assistance for Flooding Survivors Tops $11 Million https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220325/federal-assistance-flooding-survivors-tops-11-million <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Federal Assistance for Flooding Survivors Tops $11 Million</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a><strong>Lacey, W</strong></a><strong>ash.</strong> - Nov. 5 through Dec. 2, 2021, severe storms threatened Clallam, Skagit, Whatcom counties and Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, and Quileute Tribe by bringing the largest and, for some areas, most severe, disaster to occur in history. As a result, over 1000 individuals were forced to evacuate.</p> <p>In response to Governor Inslee’s request, President Biden approved a major disaster declaration Jan. 5, 2022. Since the declaration more than <strong>$11.2 Million</strong> in federal assistance has been approved for Washington homeowners, business owners and renters. The following is a snapshot of other numbers of significance as of March 22.</p> <p><a>FEMA</a>’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP) dispersed <strong>$5.85 Million</strong> dollars in aid to individuals eligible for assistance. Within this program, <strong>$5.19 Million</strong> in aid was used under Housing Assistance and <strong>$652,865</strong> for other needs.</p> <p>The U.S. Small Business Administration, the federal government’s primary source of money for long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property, approved <strong>$11.26 Million</strong> in loans to Washington homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations. The <strong>$11.26 Million</strong> dollars approved includes <strong>$9.5 Million</strong> in home applications and <strong>$1.7 Million</strong> in Business/ Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) loans.</p> <p>The National Flood Insurance Program provided <strong>$19.83 Million</strong> to claimants affected by the flooding. This again proves that Flood Insurance is the best tool for protecting one financially from the devastating effects of flooding.</p> <p><a>FEMA</a>'s Individual Assistance program completed <strong>1,686 </strong>home inspections and awarded <strong>1,062</strong> households with assistance.</p> <p>A total of <strong>1,414</strong> survivors were assisted at the 12 local Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) operating in Clallam, Skagit, Whatcom counties and Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, and Quileute Tribe. Each of these centers are now closed, but residents are reminded to keep in touch with <a>FEMA</a> by calling the <a>FEMA</a> <a>Helpline</a> at 800-621-3362.</p> <p>Over the past three months, <a>FEMA</a>’s Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams helped more than 1,700 survivors apply for <a>FEMA</a> assistance and performed updates and inquiries to their accounts.</p> <p>Disaster Unemployment Assistance, funded by FEMA and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Washington Employment Security Department was approved for this disaster. This program provides funding for Washington survivors who lost their jobs or have been unable to work due to the landslide and flooding. The program’s application deadline has been extended until April 8, 2022. Individuals that still have disaster-related unemployment needs can contact the Washington Employment Security Department by calling (855) 952-9988.</p> <p>The Washington Pro Bono Council and the American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division initiated the Disaster Legal services program during this disaster. This service allows callers to receive limited legal assistance from a volunteer lawyer. Disaster survivors facing legal issues related to the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides may call the hotline at 509-557-0301. Callers may also leave a message.</p> <p>Under <a>FEMA</a>’s Public Assistance program, state, county and local governments as well as private nonprofit organizations and houses of worship may be eligible for reimbursement of eligible emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities. In all, 61 applicants have filed requests for Public Assistance to cover repairs and rebuilding.</p> <p>Survivors who have questions about their <a>FEMA</a> application can contact <a>FEMA</a> by visiting online at <a href="http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>, using the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a> or calling the <a>FEMA</a> <a>Helpline</a> at 800-621-3362. If you use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS) or captioned telephone service, give <a>FEMA</a> the number for that service. <a>Helpline</a> operators are available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time daily. Press 2 for Spanish. Press 3 for an interpreter who speaks your language.</p> <p>For more information about Washington flood and mudslide recovery, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the <a>FEMA</a> Region 10 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion10">twitter.com/femaregion10</a>.</p> <p>                                                                                   ###</p> <p><a><em>FEMA</em></a><em>’s mission is helping people before, during and after disasters. </em><em>The Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division leads and coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in Washington State to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy.</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>tiana.suber</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 03/24/2022 - 22:25</span> Thu, 24 Mar 2022 22:25:59 +0000 tiana.suber 634167 at https://www.fema.gov Flood Insurance Payments Drive Recovery https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220316/flood-insurance-payments-drive-recovery <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Flood Insurance Payments Drive Recovery</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash.</strong> – Many Washington residents may believe they don't need to buy flood insurance because they don't live in a high-risk flood zone. However, flooding can happen anywhere, often to the surprise of residents who thought they were covered for disaster. One inch of floodwater can cause up to $25,000 of damage in a home and when flooding happens, the damage is not covered by most homeowners' insurance policies.</p> <p>Additionally, FEMA disaster assistance is only available if the president approves individual assistance for a declared disaster and even then, the aid provided is designed to help people have a safe, secure and habitable place to live while they begin their recovery, not cover the complete cost of their loss. Without flood insurance, many survivors will need to cover the cost for this damage out-of-pocket.</p> <p>In response to the recent Washington state flooding, FEMA's individual assistance program awarded $5.3 million to Washington survivors. The U.S. Small Business Administration issued $8.6 million in low-interest loans that must be paid back.</p> <p>In comparison, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) paid Washington residents over $19 million to restore their homes to pre-disaster conditions. Most of these funds were distributed within two months of the flooding. This represents the difference in the ability of these families to rebuild following a disaster. With flood insurance, families are given the financial resources to cover the cost of damages. Without flood insurance, however, many families are forced to cover a large percentage of this cost through loans or out-of-pocket. There’s no better way to protect the life you’ve built than with NFIP flood insurance.</p> <p>Here are some important facts to keep in mind: </p> <ul><li>Homeowners and renters insurance do not typically cover<strong> </strong>flood damage.</li> </ul><ul><li>Disaster assistance comes in two forms: a U.S. Small Business Administration loan, which must be paid back with interest, or a FEMA disaster award, which is about $5,000 on average per household.</li> <li>By comparison, the average flood insurance claim is nearly $30,000 and does not have to be repaid.</li> <li>In Washington, approximately 30% of flood claims come from properties outside of high-risk flood zones.</li> <li>Flood damage is covered regardless of whether there is a presidential disaster declaration in place. Wherever it rains, it can flood. While flood zones are specific geographic areas where there is a higher statistical probability of a flood occurring, floods often occur outside named flood zones.</li> </ul><ul><li>Flooding can be an emotionally and financially devastating event.  Without flood insurance, most residents have to pay out of pocket or take out loans to repair and replace damaged items.  With flood insurance, you're able to recover faster and more fully.</li> </ul><p>Property owners can protect themselves from financial losses by having a flood insurance policy through the NFIP. If your community participates in the NFIP as a homeowner or a business, both building and contents coverage can be included in your policy. Renters can get coverage for contents only.</p> <p>There is a 30-day waiting period before new policies go into effect, so don't wait to obtain a policy. The spring flooding season looms.</p> <p><strong>How to buy:</strong></p> <ul><li>Contact your insurance company or agent. In addition to the NFIP, flood insurance is also available from some private insurance providers. Please visit <a href="https://www.floodsmart.gov/">floodsmart.gov</a> for valuable resources and information pertaining to floods and the NFIP</li> <li>For an agent referral, call 800-427-4661 or visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/flood-insurance">fema.gov/flood-insurance</a>.</li> </ul><p>For more information about Washington flood recovery, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion10">twitter.com/femaregion10</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>tiana.suber</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 03/16/2022 - 15:38</span> Wed, 16 Mar 2022 15:38:21 +0000 tiana.suber 633873 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Individual Assistance Application Deadline has Passed, but Help is Still Available https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220315/fema-individual-assistance-application-deadline-has-passed-help-still <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Individual Assistance Application Deadline has Passed, but Help is Still Available</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash</strong>– The March 7 deadline to apply for FEMA disaster assistance has passed, but help is still available for survivors of the declared disaster of Nov. 5 – Dec. 2 as FEMA continues working with the Emergency Management Division of the Washington Military Department.</p> <p>Stay in touch.</p> <p>You should notify the agency of any additional damage discovered since your home inspection. And be sure to update any changes in your mailing or email address or phone number and the current status of your insurance settlements. You can reach FEMA online at <a href="http://www.diasterassistance.gov/">diasterassistance.gov</a><strong>,</strong> by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>.</p> <p>The toll-free telephone lines are currently operating 7 a.m. to 11  p.m. daily local time. If you use a relay service, captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Multilingual operators are available.</p> <p>Be sure to complete and return any U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application you may have received. You are not obligated to accept a loan if approved. If SBA cannot approve your application, in most cases SBA will refer you to FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance program for possible additional assistance.</p> <p>Homeowners, renters and businesses who have applied for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration can follow up with questions at SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or email <a href="mailto:disastercustomerservice@SBA.gov">disastercustomerservice@SBA.gov</a>.</p> <p>Homeowners and renters who applied for FEMA disaster assistance have the right to appeal FEMA’s eligibility decisions. Survivors who don’t agree with FEMA’s eligibility decision may file an appeal in writing within 60 days of receiving their letter, even though the application deadline has passed. To learn more about the appeals process, including what to include and how to file an appeal, visit <a href="https://go.usa.gov/xz8z3">https://go.usa.gov/xz8z3</a></p> <p>For more information about Washington flood and mudslide recovery, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion10">twitter.com/femaregion10</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>tiana.suber</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/15/2022 - 15:25</span> Tue, 15 Mar 2022 15:25:34 +0000 tiana.suber 633831 at https://www.fema.gov President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Alaska https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220314/president-joseph-r-biden-jr-approves-major-disaster-declaration-alaska <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Alaska </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Alaska to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and straight-line winds Jan. 1- 4, 2022.</p> <p>Federal funding is available to the state, eligible local and tribal governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities in Matanuska-Susitna Borough.</p> <p>Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.</p> <p>Thomas J. Dargan has been named Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments. </p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>zella.campbell</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/14/2022 - 23:05</span> Mon, 14 Mar 2022 23:05:46 +0000 zella.campbell 633805 at https://www.fema.gov March 7 is the Last Day to Apply for SBA Assistance https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220303/march-7-last-day-apply-sba-assistance <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">March 7 is the Last Day to Apply for SBA Assistance</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash.</strong> -- The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) is FEMA’s most important federal partner when responding to disasters.</p> <p>Long-term, low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofits may be available from the SBA to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other sources.</p> <p>After you register with FEMA, you may be referred to the SBA for your home and personal property damage. If your SBA loan application is approved, a loan will become an option. If SBA cannot approve your application, in most cases SBA will refer you to FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance program for possible additional assistance.</p> <p>March 7, 2022 is the deadline to apply to the SBA for physical property damage. The deadline for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) is Oct. 5, 2022. EIDLs are available for businesses in contiguous counties to those designated under a FEMA major disaster declaration and some counties that may be designated by SBA under that agency’s authority. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at <a href="https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/">https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/</a>.</p> <p>Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email <a href="mailto:disastercustomerservice@sba.gov">disastercustomerservice@sba.gov</a> for more information on SBA disaster assistance. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.</p> <p>The Disaster Recovery Center in Sedro-Woolley, located at the Old Sedro-Woolley Library, 802 Ball Street closed Feb. 10 and transitioned Feb. 11 to a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC). SBA customer service representatives will be at the center to answer questions, explain the disaster loan application process, and help with any disaster loan application.</p> <p>DLOC Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Tuesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (until further notice).</p> <p>SBA is operating a Business Recovery Center at Everson Mercantile Building, 128 W. Main St., WA 98347 Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. where applicants can meet with SBA representatives and get help applying for SBA’s low-interest disaster loans. To speak directly with an SBA officer, call Richard A. Jenkins at 916-735- 1500, or email <a href="mailto:Richard.Jenkins@sba.gov">Richard.Jenkins@sba.gov</a>.</p> <p><strong>For Businesses:</strong></p> <p>Property Damage: up to $2 million to repair or replace real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other assets that were damaged or destroyed (available to businesses of any size and nonprofits).</p> <p>Economic Injury: only for small businesses and most nonprofits suffering adverse financial impacts of the disaster (with or without property loss), up to $2 million for working capital to help pay obligations until normal operations resume.</p> <p><strong>For Individuals and Families</strong></p> <p>Homeowners: up to $200,000 to repair or replace real estate damage and up to $40,000 to replace personal property.</p> <p>Renters: up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property.</p> <p>Interest rates can be as low as 2.83% for businesses, 1.875% for nonprofits and 1.438% for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.</p> <p>###</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 03/03/2022 - 16:44</span> Thu, 03 Mar 2022 16:44:20 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 633437 at https://www.fema.gov Willie Nunn Sworn-In as FEMA Region 10 Administrator https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220228/willie-nunn-sworn-fema-region-10-administrator <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Willie Nunn Sworn-In as FEMA Region 10 Administrator </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><img src="/sites/default/files/photos/leadership_square-willie.png" width="180px" align="left" padding="10px" style="padding:10px;"> <p><strong>BOTHELL, Wash</strong>.&nbsp; -&nbsp; FEMA Region 10 welcomed its new Regional Administrator, Willie G. Nunn, following his appointment by President Joe Biden. Mr. Nunn was sworn in by FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell at the regional office this morning. &nbsp;</p> <p>As the Regional Administrator, Mr. Nunn will lead and coordinate all activities in support of FEMA’s mission with the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, as well as the 271 federally recognized tribes within the region.</p> <p>Mr. Nunn joined FEMA in June 2007 and has effectively managed disasters in all four states in Region 10 plus nine states across the country and two United States territories. He was certified as a Type 1 Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) in June 2014. As an FCO, Mr. Nunn served as the representative of the President of the U.S., Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and FEMA Administrator during major disaster and emergency declarations.</p> <p>His previous roles within FEMA included serving as Assistant Director of the Office of Federal Disaster Coordination, as Lead Field Coordinator for FEMA Region 10, and as an FCO Type 1 Field Leader Supervisor for FEMA Regions 2, 8, 9, and 10. He also served as Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Insurance, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Field Operations Directorate, and Senior Advisor for the Operational Coordination Division.</p> <p>Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Nunn was on active duty for over 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Colonel. His assignments included two command tours and two combat tours in Operations Enduring Freedom in 2002 in Afghanistan and Iraqi Freedom in 2003. &nbsp;</p> <p>Mr. Nunn earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma. He and his wife Sylvia have three children, Sacha, Adam, and Alene.</p> <img src="/sites/default/files/photos/fema_r10-willie-sworn-in.jpg"> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mayshaunt.gary</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/28/2022 - 21:44</span> Mon, 28 Feb 2022 21:44:46 +0000 mayshaunt.gary 633348 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Awards Won’t Affect Other Benefits https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220228/fema-awards-wont-affect-other-benefits <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Awards Won’t Affect Other Benefits</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Lacey, Wash.</strong> – Applying for federal disaster assistance from FEMA will not affect other federal benefits that Washington disaster survivors may receive.</p> <p>Survivors in Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties, including the Lummi Nation, the Nooksack Indian Tribe and the Quileute Tribe and other tribes in the declared area may apply for FEMA assistance without concerns that funds from FEMA might cause them to lose other federal payments they are entitled to.</p> <p>FEMA disaster awards are not taxable income. Accepting a FEMA grant will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or other federal benefit programs.</p> <p>Disaster assistance helps survivors pay for temporary housing, essential home repairs, essential personal property repairs and replacement, and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other sources.</p> <p>Apply for assistance in the following ways:</p> <ul><li>Visit <a href="http://disasterassistance.gov/">DisasterAssistance.gov</a>.</li> <li>Download the FEMA App.</li> <li>Call 800-621-3362. Multilingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open from 6 a.m. to midnight Central Time, seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should provide FEMA with their specific phone number assigned to that service.</li> <li>Visit a state/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center. To find the nearest center, go online to <a href="https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator">FEMA.gov/DRC</a> or call 800-621-3362.</li> </ul><p>The deadline to apply is March 7.</p> <p>For more information about the recovery from the Nov. 5-Dec. 2 floods and mudslides in Washington, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at twitter.com/femaregion10.</p> <p>###</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/28/2022 - 19:01</span> Mon, 28 Feb 2022 19:01:03 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 633344 at https://www.fema.gov March 7 is the Deadline to Apply for Federal Assistance https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220224/march-7-deadline-apply-federal-assistance <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">March 7 is the Deadline to Apply for Federal Assistance</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash.</strong> – Washington residents who have uninsured losses resulting from the Nov. 5 - Dec. 2, 2021, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides have until March 7, 2022 to apply for FEMA disaster assistance.</p> <p>Homeowners and renters in Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, Quileute Tribe and all tribes in the designated areas can apply for FEMA assistance online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov/">disasterassistance.gov</a>, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>. If you use a relay service, captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>Disaster Recovery Centers in the following locations can help with applications and provide face-to-face information and guidance about disaster assistance:</p> <ul><li>Skagit County: East County Resource Center, 45770 Main St., Concrete, WA 98237 (Closes permanently at 6 p.m. Feb. 26.)</li> <li>Whatcom County, parking lot, 1208 E. Main St., Everson, WA 98247</li> <li>Whatcom County: Sumas A.C. Church, 125 W. Front St., Sumas, WA 98295</li> <li>Whatcom County: Ferndale Chamber of Commerce, 2007 Cherry St., Ferndale, WA 98248</li> </ul><p>Long-term, low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofits may be available from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other sources. March 7, 2022 is the deadline to apply. Call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email <a href="disastercustomerservice@sba.gov">disastercustomerservice@sba.gov</a> for more information.”</p> <p><em>###</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/24/2022 - 19:44</span> Thu, 24 Feb 2022 19:44:38 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 633233 at https://www.fema.gov Group Flood Insurance: How It Works https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220222/group-flood-insurance-how-it-works <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Group Flood Insurance: How It Works</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash.</strong>– People living in a flood-prone area, specifically a Special Flood Hazard Area or floodway, who are receiving assistance from FEMA for a flood-damaged structure or its contents, must have and maintain flood insurance for the life of the structure to receive most types of future federal disaster assistance.</p> <p>You may receive Group Flood Insurance coverage if you:</p> <ul><li>Suffered property damage from the Nov. 5 – Dec. 2 declared disaster; </li> <li>Are approved for FEMA disaster assistance; and</li> <li>You were denied a loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.</li> </ul><p>Disaster-assistance applicants receive a minimum amount of building and/or contents coverage for a three-year policy period. A maximum coverage of $71,000 is currently provided. The premium will be part of your FEMA disaster assistance grant. You can upgrade your coverage—up to $250,000—by purchasing an individual flood insurance policy. If you choose to purchase an individual policy, your Group Flood Insurance will be canceled.</p> <p>Renters will also receive Group Flood Insurance if they intend to return to their rental property. However, they must first notify FEMA of their intent to return by submitting a written statement or calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. A renter policy is not transferable to subsequent renters at the same address and does not travel with the renter to any new address.</p> <p>The Flood Insurance Administration sends each eligible FEMA assistance recipient a Certificate of Flood Insurance as proof of flood-insurance coverage. Before the 36-month term concludes, those affected must buy individual flood insurance coverage or they will not be eligible for most types of federal assistance in a future flood event.</p> <p>Approximately 60 days before the expiration of the three-year GFIP term, a third and final notice will be sent to certificate holders as a reminder to buy standard flood insurance. The notice also will advise recipients of the amount of coverage they must maintain to avoid risking their eligibility for future flood disaster assistance.</p> <p>For more information regarding the Group Flood Insurance program or flood insurance in general, call 800-638-6620 (Option #2) or go online to <a href="http://www.floodsmart.gov/">floodsmart.gov</a>.</p> <p><em>###</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 02/22/2022 - 18:15</span> Tue, 22 Feb 2022 18:15:19 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 633153 at https://www.fema.gov Spend Your FEMA Money Wisely https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220218/spend-your-fema-money-wisely <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Spend Your FEMA Money Wisely</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash.</strong> – As eligible disaster survivors start to receive funds for rental assistance, home repairs, or other categories of assistance, FEMA urges you to spend those awards wisely.</p> <p>FEMA will send you a notification letter informing you of the types of assistance you are eligible to receive, and the amounts of assistance FEMA is providing for each eligible need. These may include:</p> <ul><li>Home repairs (e.g., structure, water, septic and sewage systems).</li> <li>Rental assistance for a different place to live temporarily.</li> <li>Repair or replacement of a damaged primary vehicle.</li> <li>Uninsured out-of-pocket medical expenses for an injury caused by the disaster.</li> <li>Repair or replacement of occupational specialized tools.</li> <li>Essential educational materials (e.g., computers, schoolbooks, supplies).</li> <li>Moving and storage expenses related to the disaster and other disaster-related expenses.</li> </ul><p>You may spend your FEMA award in ways that help you make your home safe, sanitary, and fit to live in. Remember to document how you used disaster funds and keep all receipts for at least three years for verification of how you spent the money.</p> <p>Disaster awards are not for regular living expenses, such as utilities, food, travel, entertainment or any discretionary expenses not directly related to the disaster.</p> <p>Homeowners and renters in Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, Quileute Tribe and all tribes in the designated areas can apply for FEMA assistance online at diasterassistance.gov, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the FEMA mobile app.</p> <p>Several Disaster Recovery Centers are operating in designated areas to help with applications and recovery information. To find the nearest center, go online to FEMA.gov/DRC or call 800-621- 3362.</p> <p>Disaster survivors have until March 7 to apply for FEMA assistance.</p> <p>For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw</a>.</p> <p>For more information about Washington flood and mudslide recovery, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion10">twitter.com/femaregion10</a>.</p> <p><em>###</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/18/2022 - 22:16</span> Fri, 18 Feb 2022 22:16:52 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 633048 at https://www.fema.gov Disaster Recovery Center in Hamilton Will Close https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220217/disaster-recovery-center-hamilton-will-close <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Disaster Recovery Center in Hamilton Will Close</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash.</strong> –The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hamilton will close Feb. 19. Survivors of the Nov. 5 - Dec. 2, 2021 flooding, straight line winds, severe storms, landslides and mudslides can still apply for FEMA assistance by phone, online or mobile app. </p> <p>The DRC at 45770 Main Street, Concrete WA 98237 is still available to assist applicants in the same vicinity in Skagit County. </p> <p>Homeowners and renters in Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, Quileute Tribe and all tribes in the designated areas can apply for FEMA assistance online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov/">disasterassistance.gov</a>, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>. </p> <p>Survivors can also still apply in person at other Disaster Recovery Centers operating in designated areas to help with applications and recovery information. To find the nearest center, go online to <a href="https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator">FEMA.gov/DRC</a> or call 800-621-3362.</p> <p>FEMA financial assistance may include money for temporary housing, basic home repairs or other disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses.</p> <p>Disaster survivors have until March 7 to apply for FEMA assistance.</p> <p> For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw</a>. </p> <p>For more information about Washington flood and mudslide recovery, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion10">twitter.com/femaregion10</a>. </p> <p><em>###</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/17/2022 - 20:34</span> Thu, 17 Feb 2022 20:34:26 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 633030 at https://www.fema.gov Flood Insurance is a Valuable Resource in Washington https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220214/flood-insurance-valuable-resource-washington <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Flood Insurance is a Valuable Resource in Washington</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash.</strong> – Your house has never flooded. You have a homeowner's insurance policy. You're thinking, "I'm covered."</p> <p>Maybe not.</p> <p>Many Washington residents may believe they don't need to buy flood insurance because they don't live in a high-risk flood zone. But flooding can happen anywhere, often to the surprise of residents who thought they were covered for disaster. When flooding happens, the damage is not covered by most homeowners' insurance policies. One inch of floodwater can cause up to $25,000 of damage in a home.</p> <p>Flooding in Washington is not uncommon. Yet less than 3%, or 5,345, of structures in Clallam, Skagit, and Whatcom counties are covered by flood-insurance policies issued by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). After recent flooding, 378 policyholders filed flood claims with a total payout of $16.1 million as of Feb. 7. Floods can affect all flood zones, even those where there is not a requirement to purchase flood protection.</p> <p>Currently, in Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties 4,083 residents live in designated high-risk flood zones, while 1,262 residents do not. It doesn’t matter whether the flood insurance policyholders of the NFIP in Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties live in designated high-risk, low-risk or moderate-risk flood zones, floods can occur in any zone. Claims have been received in all flood zones. In all, the National Flood Insurance program has 30,443 policyholders across Washington state with total coverage exceeding $8 billion.</p> <p>Property owners can protect themselves from financial losses by having a flood insurance policy through the NFIP. Flood insurance coverage is available regardless of federal disaster declarations. Insurance for contents is also available to renters. There is a 30-day waiting period before new policies go into effect, so don't wait to obtain a policy. The spring flooding season looms.</p> <p>In Washington, 296 communities participate in the NFIP, and 32 communities do not. Residents can purchase a flood insurance policy if their community participates in the NFIP, no matter their flood risk.</p> <p>Coverage is available for residential and commercial buildings and the contents therein:</p> <ul><li>Up to $250,000 in building coverage and up to $100,000 in contents coverage for single-to-four family residential structures.</li> <li>Up to $500,000 in building coverage and up to $100,000 in contents coverage for five-or-more family residential structures.</li> <li>Up to $500,000 in building coverage and up to $500,000 in contents coverage for businesses.</li> </ul><p><strong>How to buy: </strong></p> <ul><li>Contact your insurance company or agent. In addition to the NFIP, flood insurance is also available from some private insurance providers. Please visit <a href="https://www.floodsmart.gov/">floodsmart.gov</a> for valuable resources and information pertaining to floods and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).</li> <li>For an agent referral, call 800-427-4661 or visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/flood-insurance">fema.gov/flood-insurance</a>.</li> </ul><p>For more information about Washington flood recovery, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion10">twitter.com/femaregion10</a>.</p> <p>###</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>bree-constance…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 02/15/2022 - 01:02</span> Tue, 15 Feb 2022 01:02:46 +0000 bree-constance.huffin 632685 at https://www.fema.gov Whatcom Disaster Recovery Centers Adjust Hours https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220210/whatcom-disaster-recovery-centers-adjust-hours <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Whatcom Disaster Recovery Centers Adjust Hours</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash</strong>. – The FEMA/state Disaster Recovery Centers in Everson, Ferndale and Sumas are changing hours as of Feb. 11.</p> <p>The Everson center, located in the parking lot, 1208 E. Main St., Everson, WA 98247, will operate:</p> <p>Monday:               10 a.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>Tuesday:               11 a.m. - 7 p.m.</p> <p>Wednesday:         10 a.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>Thursday:              10 a.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>Friday:                    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>Saturday:               10 a.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>Sunday:                  12 p.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>The Ferndale center, located at the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce, 2007 Cherry St., Ferndale, WA 98248, will operate:</p> <p>Monday:               10 a.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>Tuesday:               11 a.m. - 7 p.m.</p> <p>Wednesday:         10 a.m. - 3 p.m. </p> <p>Thursday:             10 a.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>Friday:                   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>Saturday:              10 a.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>Sunday:                 Closed</p> <p>The Sumas center, located at the Sumas A.C. Church, 125 W. Front St., Sumas, WA 98295, will operate:</p> <p>Monday:              10 a.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>Tuesday:              2 p.m.  -  7 p.m. </p> <p>Wednesday:        10 a.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>Thursday:            10 a.m. -  6 p.m.</p> <p>Friday:                  10 a.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>Saturday:             10 a.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>Sunday:                2 p.m. -   6 p.m.</p> <p>Recovery specialists from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Washington state agencies are available to help residents of Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, the Quileute Tribe and all tribes in the designated areas apply for federal assistance and receive information about help available for homeowners, renters and business owners.</p> <p>It is not necessary to go to a center to apply for assistance. Residents in the designated counties can apply online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov">disasterassistance.gov</a>, call 800-621-3362, or use the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw</a>.</p> <p>For more information about Washington flood and mudslide recovery, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion10">twitter.com/femaregion10</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.</em>      </p> <p><em>The Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division leads and coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in Washington State to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mary.j.edmon</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/10/2022 - 20:11</span> Thu, 10 Feb 2022 20:11:18 +0000 mary.j.edmon 632624 at https://www.fema.gov Disaster Recovery Center in Sedro-Woolley Will Transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Center https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220210/disaster-recovery-center-sedro-woolley-will-transition-disaster-loan <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Disaster Recovery Center in Sedro-Woolley Will Transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Center</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash</strong>. – A Disaster Recovery Center, jointly operated by FEMA and Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division in Sedro-Woolley since Jan. 19, will transition Feb. 11 to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center.</p> <p>Survivors of the Nov. 5 - Dec. 2, 2021 flooding, straight-line winds, severe storms, landslides and mudslides can still apply for FEMA assistance by phone, online or mobile app.</p> <p>Homeowners and renters in Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, Quileute Tribe and all tribes in the designated areas can apply for FEMA assistance online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov/">disasterassistance.gov</a>, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>Several other Disaster Recovery Centers are operating in designated areas to help with applications and recovery information. To find the nearest center, go online to <a href="https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator">FEMA.gov/DRC</a> or call 800-621-3362.</p> <p><a>The Disaster Recovery Center, located at the Old Sedro-Woolley Library, 802 Ball Street in Sedro-Woolley, will cease operation Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. The SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center will open at the same location Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. </a></p> <p>Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday</p> <p>Tuesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.</p> <p>SBA customer service representatives will continue to answer questions, explain the disaster loan application process, help businesses and individuals apply for a low-interest disaster loan and close their approved disaster loans.</p> <p>Applicants may also apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at <a href="https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/">disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela</a>. Paper applications may be requested by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 TTY) or by sending an e-mail to <a href="mailto:disastercustomerservice@sba.gov">disastercustomerservice@sba.gov</a>.</p> <p>For more information about Washington flood and mudslide recovery, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion10">twitter.com/femaregion10</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.</em>      </p> <p><em>The Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division leads and coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in Washington State to minimize      the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mary.j.edmon</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/10/2022 - 18:39</span> Thu, 10 Feb 2022 18:39:02 +0000 mary.j.edmon 632622 at https://www.fema.gov Disaster Recovery Center in Deming Will Close Feb. 11 https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220209/disaster-recovery-center-deming-will-close-feb-11 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Disaster Recovery Center in Deming Will Close Feb. 11 </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash.</strong> – The Disaster Recovery Center at the Nooksack Indian Tribe in Deming (Whatcom County) will close Feb. 11. Survivors of the Nov. 5 - Dec. 2, 2021 flooding, straight line winds, severe storms, landslides and mudslides can still apply for FEMA assistance by phone, online or mobile app. Survivors can also still apply in person at the Disaster Recovery Centers in Everson, Sumas or Ferndale.</p> <p>The center in Deming, jointly operated by FEMA and the Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division since Feb. 3, will cease operation at 6 p.m.</p> <p>Homeowners and renters in Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, Quileute Tribe and all tribes in the designated areas can apply for FEMA assistance online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov/">disasterassistance.gov</a>, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>Several other Disaster Recovery Centers are operating in designated areas to help with applications and recovery information. To find the nearest center, go online to <a href="https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator">FEMA.gov/DRC</a> or call 800-621-3362.</p> <p>FEMA financial assistance may include money for temporary housing, basic home repairs or other disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses.</p> <p>Disaster survivors have until March 7, 2022 to apply for FEMA assistance.</p> <p>For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw</a>.</p> <p>For more information about Washington flood and mudslide recovery, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion10">twitter.com/femaregion10</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.  </em></p> <p><em>The Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division leads and coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in Washington State to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy.</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mary.j.edmon</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/09/2022 - 02:12</span> Wed, 09 Feb 2022 02:12:28 +0000 mary.j.edmon 632582 at https://www.fema.gov Deadline March 7 to Apply for FEMA Assistance https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220207/deadline-march-7-apply-fema-assistance <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Deadline March 7 to Apply for FEMA Assistance </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash</strong>. – Washington residents who have uninsured losses resulting from the Nov. 5 - Dec. 2, 2021, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides have until March 7, 2022 to apply for FEMA disaster assistance.</p> <p>Homeowners and renters in Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, Quileute Tribe and all tribes in the designated areas can apply for FEMA assistance online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov/">disasterassistance.gov</a>, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>As of Feb. 6:</p> <ul><li>FEMA has approved $4.1 million in assistance to 762 individuals and households.</li> <li>The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $5.8 million in disaster loans for 100 homeowners, renters and businesses.</li> <li>The National Flood Insurance Program has received 378 claims and paid $16.1 million.</li> </ul><p>Disaster Recovery Centers in the following locations can help with applications and provide face-to-face information and guidance about disaster assistance:</p> <ul><li>Clallam County Emergency Operations Center (County Courthouse Building) 223 E. 4th St., Port Angeles, WA 98362; Feb. 7-9</li> <li>Skagit County, Old Sedro-Woolley Library, 802 Ball Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284</li> <li>Skagit County: Hamilton Fire Department parking lot, 951 Pettit St., Hamilton, WA 98255, Feb. 4-5 and Feb. 10-12</li> <li>Skagit County: East County Resource Center, 45770 Main St., Concrete, WA 98237; Feb 7-9</li> <li>Whatcom County, parking lot, 1208 E. Main St., Everson, WA 98247</li> <li>Whatcom County: Sumas A.C. Church, 125 W. Front St., Sumas, WA 98295</li> <li>Whatcom County: Ferndale Chamber of Commerce, 2007 Cherry St., Ferndale, WA 98248</li> <li>Whatcom County: Nooksack Indian Tribe, 5084 Mount Baker Highway, Deming, WA 98244,</li> </ul><p>Long-term, low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofits from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may be available to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other sources.</p> <p>Homeowners and renters should submit an SBA disaster loan application even if they are not sure they will need or want a loan. If SBA cannot approve your application, in most cases SBA will refer you to FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance program for possible additional assistance.</p> <p>March 7, 2022 is the deadline to apply to the SBA for physical property damage. The deadline for working capital applications is Oct. 5, 2022.</p> <p>Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at <a href="https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/">disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela</a>. Paper applications may be requested by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 TTY) or by sending an e-mail to <a href="mailto:disastercustomerservice@sba.gov">disastercustomerservice@sba.gov</a>.</p> <p>SBA is operating a Business Recovery Center at Everson Mercantile Building, 128 W. Main St., WA 98347 where business owners can meet with SBA representatives and get help applying for SBA’s low-interest disaster loans.</p> <p>For more information about Washington disaster recovery, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion10">twitter.com/femaregion10</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during, and after disasters.</em></p> <p><em>The Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division leads and coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in Washington State to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy.</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mary.j.edmon</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/07/2022 - 22:05</span> Mon, 07 Feb 2022 22:05:08 +0000 mary.j.edmon 632505 at https://www.fema.gov Disaster Recovery Center to Open at Lummi Nation Administration Center https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220206/disaster-recovery-center-open-lummi-nation-administration-center <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Disaster Recovery Center to Open at Lummi Nation Administration Center</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash.</strong> – A Disaster Recovery Center, jointly operated by FEMA and the Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division, will open in the Lummi Nation Feb. 8, operating by appointment only through Feb. 12.</p> <p>The location:</p> <ul><li><strong>The Lummi Nation Administration Center</strong>, Qwenes Conference Room, 2665 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA 98226.</li> </ul><p>For an appointment, call <strong>360-312-2123</strong>.</p> <p>Center personnel will schedule appointments for these dates:</p> <ul><li>Feb. 8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.</li> <li>Feb. 9, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.</li> <li>Feb. 10, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.</li> <li>Feb. 11, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.</li> <li>Feb. 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.</li> </ul><p>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, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, the Quileute Tribe and all tribes in the designated areas apply for federal assistance and receive information about help available for homeowners, renters and business owners.</p> <p>It is not necessary to go to a center to apply for assistance. Residents in the designated areas can apply online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov">disasterassistance.gov</a>, call 800-621-3362, or use the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>FEMA financial assistance may include money for temporary housing, basic home repairs or other disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses.</p> <p>For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw</a>.</p> <p>For more information about Washington disaster recovery, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion10">twitter.com/femaregion10</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.</em></p> <p><em>The Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division leads and coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in Washington State to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mary.j.edmon</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 02/06/2022 - 05:17</span> Sun, 06 Feb 2022 05:17:44 +0000 mary.j.edmon 632444 at https://www.fema.gov Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Concrete https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220205/disaster-recovery-center-open-concrete <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Concrete </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash.</strong> – A Disaster Recovery Center, jointly operated by FEMA and the Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division, will open in Concrete (Skagit County) Feb. 7, to help survivors of the Nov. 5-Dec. 2, 2021, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides.</p> <p>Center location:</p> <ul><li><strong>East County Resource Center, 45770 Main St., Concrete, WA 98237, </strong>hours Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Feb. 8, noon to 8 p.m., Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  </li> <li>Recovery specialists from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Washington state will be available to help residents of Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, Quileute Tribe and all tribes in the designated areas, apply for federal assistance and receive information about help available for homeowners, renters and business owners.</li> </ul><p>It is not necessary to go to a center to apply for assistance. Residents in the designated areas can apply online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov">disasterassistance.gov</a>, call 800-621-3362, or use the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>FEMA financial assistance may include money for temporary housing, basic home repairs or other disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses.</p> <p>For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw</a>.</p> <p>For more information about Washington disaster recovery, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion10">twitter.com/femaregion10</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.       </em></p> <p><em>The Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division leads and coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in Washington State to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy.</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mary.j.edmon</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 02/05/2022 - 02:04</span> Sat, 05 Feb 2022 02:04:53 +0000 mary.j.edmon 632414 at https://www.fema.gov Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Hamilton https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220203/disaster-recovery-center-open-hamilton <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Hamilton </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash.</strong> – A Disaster Recovery Center, jointly operated by FEMA and the Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division, will open in Hamilton (Skagit County) Friday, Feb. 4, to help survivors of the Nov. 5-Dec. 2, 2021, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides.</p> <p>Center location:</p> <ul><li><strong>Hamilton Fire Department parking lot, 951 Pettit St., Hamilton, WA 98255, </strong>Feb. 4-5 and Feb. 10-12, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.</li> </ul><p>Recovery specialists from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Washington state will be available to help residents of Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, Quileute Tribe and all tribes in the designated areas, apply for federal assistance and receive information about help available for homeowners, renters and business owners.</p> <p>It is not necessary to go to a center to apply for assistance. Residents in the designated areas can apply online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov">disasterassistance.gov</a>, call 800-621-3362, or use the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>FEMA financial assistance may include money for temporary housing, basic home repairs or other disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses.</p> <p>For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw</a>.</p> <p>For more information about Washington disaster recovery, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion10">twitter.com/femaregion10</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.       </em></p> <p><em>The Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division leads and coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in Washington State to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mary.j.edmon</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/03/2022 - 19:06</span> Thu, 03 Feb 2022 19:06:41 +0000 mary.j.edmon 632375 at https://www.fema.gov Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Deming https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220202/disaster-recovery-center-open-deming <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Deming </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash.</strong> – A Disaster Recovery Center, jointly operated by FEMA and the Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division, will open Thursday, Feb. 3, in Deming (Whatcom County) to assist survivors of the Nov. 5 - Dec. 2, 2021, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides.</p> <p>Center location:</p> <ul><li><strong>Nooksack Indian Tribe, 5084 Mount Baker Highway, Deming, WA 98244.  </strong>The center will operate every day for 14 days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., beginning Feb. 3.</li> </ul><p>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, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, the Quileute Nation and all tribes in the designated areas, apply for federal assistance and receive information about help available for homeowners, renters and business owners.</p> <p>It is not necessary to go to a center to apply for assistance. Residents in the designated areas can apply online at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov">disasterassistance.gov</a>, call 800-621-3362, or use the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a>. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>FEMA financial assistance may include money for temporary housing, basic home repairs or other disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses.</p> <p>For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw</a>.</p> <p>For more information about Washington disaster recovery, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion10">twitter.com/femaregion10</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.       </em></p> <p><em>The Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division leads and coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in Washington State to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mary.j.edmon</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/02/2022 - 15:58</span> Wed, 02 Feb 2022 15:58:17 +0000 mary.j.edmon 632347 at https://www.fema.gov Washington Communities Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20220128/washington-communities-eligible-fema-public-assistance <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Washington Communities Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LACEY, Wash</strong>.  – Local and tribal governments and certain nonprofit organizations in communities affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides from Nov. 5 to Dec. 2, 2021 are now eligible for FEMA Public Assistance grants for recovery.</p> <p>Clallam, Island, Jefferson, Lewis, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties and the Hoh Indian Tribe, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, the Quileute Nation and the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community now come under the amended presidential disaster declaration that was issued for Washington.</p> <p>FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides reimbursement to local, tribal and state government agencies and certain nonprofit organizations for the costs of emergency response, debris removal and restoration of disaster damaged public facilities and infrastructure.</p> <p>Applicants that may be eligible for Public Assistance include:         </p> <ul><li>Local governments, special districts and any tribe or nation in the declared area</li> <li>Certain nonprofits or institutions that conduct activities of a governmental nature and are open to the public</li> <li>Houses of worship</li> <li>Federally recognized tribes</li> <li>State government agencies</li> </ul><p>For more information about Washington flood and mudslide recovery, visit <a href="http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4635">fema.gov/disaster/4635</a>. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion10">twitter.com/femaregion10</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.</em>      </p> <p><em>The Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division leads and coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in the state to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy.</em></p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mary.j.edmon</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/28/2022 - 23:00</span> Fri, 28 Jan 2022 23:00:59 +0000 mary.j.edmon 632103 at https://www.fema.gov