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State to appeal FEMA’s denial of help for individuals with fire losses

State to appeal FEMA’s denial of help for individuals with fire losses

By Marcy Stamper Just days after committing federal funds to help rebuild public infrastructure destroyed in the wildfire, President Obama denied a separate request for assistance to individuals who lost homes and property in the fires. Gov. Jay Inslee intends to appeal the president’s denial of a major disaster declaration for individual assistance under Federal...
County gets FEMA disaster declaration for public infrastructure

County gets FEMA disaster declaration for public infrastructure

By Marcy Stamper
President Obama approved the request for a disaster declaration for public assistance connected with the Carlton Complex Fire on Monday (Aug. 11), according to a spokesperson for Gov. Jay Inslee. The major disaster declaration under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will compensate …
Fire damage tallied for FEMA disaster declaration request

Fire damage tallied for FEMA disaster declaration request

By Marcy Stamper
Teams of federal, state and county assessors took an in-depth tour of fire damage in the county last week to make preliminary estimates of losses to personal property and public infrastructure caused by the Carlton Complex Fire. The numbers will be the basis for the county’s application for assistance from the...
Local officials, businesses appeal to Cantwell for assistance

Local officials, businesses appeal to Cantwell for assistance

By Ann McCreary
Local government and business leaders appealed to U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell on Sunday (Aug. 3) for immediate and long-term help in the wake of devastating fires that have left hundreds homeless and threaten to cripple the economies of the Methow Valley and nearby communities. The immediate need for reliable communication …...
Inslee confident area will qualify for FEMA aid

Inslee confident area will qualify for FEMA aid

By Don Nelson
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee dropped by Twisp Town Hall last Friday, during a Methow Valley visit that was disrupted by the outbreak of the Rising Eagle Road Fire, to assure Mayor Soo Ing-Moody and other local officials that he will assist the fire-ravaged area any way he can.