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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Hamilton

Feb 03, 2022
LACEY, Wash. – A Disaster Recovery Center, jointly operated by FEMA and the Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division, will open in Hamilton (Skagit County) Friday, Feb. 4, to help survivors of the Nov. 5-Dec. 2, 2021, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides.

Center location:

  • Hamilton Fire Department parking lot, 951 Pettit St., Hamilton, WA 98255, Feb. 4-5 and Feb. 10-12, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Recovery specialists from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Washington state will be available to help residents of Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, Quileute Tribe and all tribes in the designated areas, apply for federal assistance and receive information about help available for homeowners, renters and business owners.

It is not necessary to go to a center to apply for assistance. Residents in the designated areas can apply online at disasterassistance.gov, call 800-621-3362, or use the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.

FEMA financial assistance may include money for temporary housing, basic home repairs or other disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses.

For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw.

For more information about Washington disaster recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4635. Follow the FEMA Region 10 Twitter account at twitter.com/femaregion10.

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FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

The Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division leads and coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in Washington State to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy.

Read the full official press release here.