LACEY, Wash. – The Disaster Recovery Center currently in Forks will move after Feb. 4 to two additional sites in Clallam County to help survivors of the November flooding apply for FEMA assistance. The center is operated by FEMA and the Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division.
- ICN Building, 71 N. Spartan Ave., Forks, WA 98331, currently operating and continuing through Feb. 4. The center operates Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday noon – 6 p.m.
- Feb. 5: Clallam Bay Fire Station, 60 Eagle Crest, Clallam Bay, WA 98326. The center will operate 10 a.m. -- 3 p.m.
- Feb. 7-9: Clallam County Emergency Operations Center, 223 E. 4th St. (County Courthouse building), Port Angeles, WA 98362. The center will operate 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Recovery specialists from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Washington state agencies will be available to help flood survivors of Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties, including 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. The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance is March 7, 2022.
In addition, a FEMA team will be at the Clallam County Emergency Operations Center Jan. 28-29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., to help with applications.
It is not necessary to go to a center to apply for assistance. Residents in the designated counties can apply online at disasterassistance.gov, call 800-621-3362, or use the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.
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.
For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.
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.