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FEMA says ‘no’ – again – to individual disaster assistance

FEMA says ‘no’ – again – to individual disaster assistance

By Marcy Stamper
Finding that “the impact to individuals and households from this event [the wildfire] was not of the severity or magnitude to warrant the designation,” the federal administrator for disaster …
FEMA appeal paints stark picture of fires’ physical and emotional toll

FEMA appeal paints stark picture of fires’ physical and emotional toll

By Marcy Stamper
In stark numbers and emotional accounts, the governor toughened his case for a disaster declaration to help individuals and families affected by the summer’s wildfires. New numbers included …
Governor appeals FEMA denial of help to individuals

Governor appeals FEMA denial of help to individuals

By Marcy Stamper

Gov. Jay Inslee has appealed the denial of a major disaster declaration that would help individuals affected by the summer’s wildfires. The appeal was submitted Tuesday (Sept. 9). If approved, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program would allow people affected by the fire to …

County, cities, PUD working with FEMA on funds for fire-related damage repairs

County, cities, PUD working with FEMA on funds for fire-related damage repairs

By Marcy Stamper 

The process for providing money to the county, cities and public utilities to cover repairs from the recent wildfire is underway, with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) meeting eligible applicants last month. FEMA representatives met with representatives from Okanogan County, cities and towns, the Okanogan County Public Utility District...

State will add mudslide damage to FEMA appeal

State will add mudslide damage to FEMA appeal

By Marcy Stamper Federal and state teams are gathering supplemental information about the extent and cost of fire-related damages for an appeal of the denial of a disaster declaration that would help individuals who lost homes and property in the fires. The teams are determining the scope of the damage, which has …
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...
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 …...