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Fire and flood recovery group to tackle victims’ long-term needs

Fire and flood recovery group to tackle victims’ long-term needs

By Marcy Stamper
Recovery from the summer’s fires and floods—and being better prepared for future natural disasters—is a long-term project demanding long-term planning. The valley’s own group, Methow Valley Long-Term Recovery, has been launched, with Hank Cramer at the helm as executive director, and office space on Third Avenue in Twisp donated by The...
Groups coordinating to handle fire recovery

Groups coordinating to handle fire recovery

By Marcy Stamper
At least three full-time disaster case managers will be hired to help people displaced by the fire get one-on-one assistance for their most urgent needs. The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is investing $100,000 from its general fund to pay for the specialists. They will be located in Twisp at...
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...
Hank Cramer to head recovery organization; Room One fiscal sponsor

Hank Cramer to head recovery organization; Room One fiscal sponsor

By Marcy Stamper
Room One will offer temporary fiscal sponsorship of a new long-term recovery organization (LTRO) to address needs connected with recent wildfires. The Twisp-based social-service agency announced Wednesday, Aug. 6, that it would be the fiscal sponsor for a three-month period, with …
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...