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- As Local, State, Tribal, and Federal Partners Continue Supporting SR530 Slide Recovery, Saturday Recovery Centers Hours Are Extended
EVERETT, Wash. – As local, state, tribal, and federal partners continue SR530 Slide recovery efforts, Saturday hours at Disaster Recovery Centers have been extended. The centers are located in Arlington, Darrington and Oso.
Starting Saturday, April 19, all DRCs will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Monday through Friday hours remain the same. The Centers are closed on Sundays.
Locations and new hours of operation of the recovery centers are as follows:English
- FEMA Public Assistance Grants Help Oregon Communities Repair After Storm
SALEM, Ore. ─ Oregon’s severe winter storm in February left thousands of residents without power and roadways blocked with downed trees and other debris. Today, teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working side by side with state and local officials to help communities recover from the disaster.
The presidential disaster declaration stemming from the Feb. 6-10 storm makes FEMA grants available to eligible applicants in Benton, Lane, Lincoln and Linn counties.English
- As search continues, teams expand target focus on new areas
EVERETT, Wash. – SR530 slide search teams will direct their efforts to a smaller section as early as Friday morning.
In the coming days, workers at the slide area will shift the focus of their search to the area south of the temporary berm. Experts say this area, which includes two of the total 21 search zones, offers the highest probability of search success.
Since the SR530 slide March 22, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified 39 individual fatalities. Four more people remain on the list of missing.English
- Federal Aid Programs for the State of Montana Declaration
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Montana.
Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:English
- President Declares Disaster for Montana
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Montana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by ice jams and flooding during the period of March 1-16, 2014.English
- FEMA Announces Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants
WASHINGTON — Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing $112 million in funding available through two Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM). These two grant programs assist state, local, tribal, and territorial governments in strengthening our nation’s ability to reduce the potential cost of natural disasters to communities and their citizens.English
- Identify, Enroll & Plan for Financial Security in Disasters
CHICAGO – Spring in the Midwest brings the potential for severe weather, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging everyone to take steps now to ensure your family is prepared. Don’t forget to consider the safety of your finances before a severe storm threatensyour area.
“Don’t hinder your recovery if disaster strikes. Take the time now to ensure criticaldocuments are safely stored, valuables are adequately insured, and potential spending needs are planned for,” said Andrew Velasquez III, regional administrator, FEMA Region V.English