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Published on Friday, February 5, 2016

FEMA approves public assistance for December wind and rain storms

On February 3 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Washington to areas affected by the severe winter storms that took place December 1-14, 2015. Damage included flooding, landslides, mudslides, and a tornado.

The program provides federal funds to pay for up to 75 percent of the costs of eligible debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities and public infrastructure for eligible local, state and tribal governments, as well as certain private nonprofit organizations. Counties eligible are Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum.

For additional information see here.