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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: People with Uninsured Losses from December Storm Urged to File Now

12/24/2007  1:00:00 AM
Debbie Goetz  (206) 684-0517

People with Uninsured Losses from December Storm Urged to File Now
Deadline for application is February 19

SEATTLE -- Seattle and King County residents who experienced uninsured losses from December’s flooding may be eligible for Federal Emergency Management assistance.

Those who apply may qualify for low-interest loans, housing grants or other financial assistance grants. The deadline to apply is February 19, 2008.

King County was added to the federal Individual Assistance declaration on Friday, in part due to the number of people who reported damage via the King County hotline. However, an initial damage report is not the same as registering for FEMA assistance, so anyone with uninsured individual, family or business losses should now take the next step and make an application to FEMA for assistance.

There are three ways to register:

  • Online at, 24 hours a day.
  • By phone at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or 1-800-462-7585 for speech or hearing impaired. Lines are staffed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST), seven days a week starting Wednesday, December 26. Language services provided.
  • In person at North Seattle Community College. The college, in cooperation with the city, is hosting a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to help people with their application and get them through the process. The DRC will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week starting Wednesday, December 26. The DRC will be closed on New Years Day. The Disaster Recovery Center will transition to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center beginning Monday, Jan. 7 through Thursday, January 17, 2008.

For more information, contact the Seattle Office of Emergency Management at 206-233-5089.

Download the Disaster Recovery Assistance Flyer - Acrobat PDF

Mayroong Tulong na Ipamamahagi para Makaraos Hanggang Pebrero 19, 2008 (Tagalog) - Acrobat PDF

Ayuda para Recuperación de la Catástrofe disponible hasta el 19 de febrero de 2008 (Spanish) - Acrobat PDF

Gargaarka Jira ee Looga Soo Kabsado Masiibada Illaa Febaraayo 19, 2008 (Somali) - Acrobat PDF

재해 복구 지원 신청 2008 년 2 월 19 일까지 (Korean) - Acrobat PDF

水災受難者可在 2008 年2 月19 日前申請救災援助 (Chinese Traditional) - Acrobat PDF

水灾受难者可在 2008 年2 月19 日前申请救灾援助 (Chinese Simplified) - Acrobat PDF

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