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Major disaster declared for Washington state

 

April 27, 2017



WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Washington to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides from January 30 to February 22, 2017.

Federal funding is available to state, tribal and eligible 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, flooding, landslides and mudslides in the Adams, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Grant, Lewis, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Spokane, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla and Whatcom counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Thomas J. Dargan has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Dargan said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of damage assessments.

 

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