Disaster Assistance

Washington has experienced many presidentially-declared major disasters. It's important to note that every county in our state has at some point suffered from a major disaster.

When the President declares a major disaster, individuals, families and government agencies – including state agencies, local governments (counties, cities, towns, special purpose districts), and federally-recognized tribal governments, as well as certain private non-profits may be eligible for disaster assistance.

Individuals and households may also be eligible for federal help following a disaster. The Emergency Management Division Individuals and Households Program and FEMA jointly administer programs so individuals and households may begin to apply for assistance immediately.

Additionally, the Small Business Administration makes it low interest loan programs available to qualifying businesses and private non-profit organizations that have suffered damages.

More information is available on disaster assistance provided for:

Recent Presidentially-declared disasters: 

Declared
Feb. 2, 2016
 

Major 4253-DR-WA
Incident period-
Dec. 1-Dec. 14, 2015

Severe Winter Storm, Straight-Line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, Mudslides and a Tornado

Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties
Declared
Jan. 15, 2016
Major 4229-DR-WA
Incident period-
Nov. 12-Nov. 21, 2015
Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides
and Mudslides
 
Chelan, Clallam, Garfield, Island, Jefferson, Kittitas, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Wahkiakum and Whitman counties
Declared
Oct. 20, 2015

Major 4243-DR-WA
Incident period-
Aug. 9-Sept. 10, 2015
Wildfires and Mudslides

Chelan, Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Whatcom and Yakima counties and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Declared
Oct. 15, 2015

Major 4242-DR-WA
Incident period-
Aug. 29, 2015
Severe Windstorm

Island, Jefferson and Snohomish counties

Declared
Aug. 11, 2014

Major 4188-DR-WA
Incident Period -
July 9-Aug. 6, 2014
Wildfires

Chelan and Okanogan counties and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Declared
April 2, 2014

Major 4168-DR-WA
Incident Period -
March 22-April 28, 2014

Flooding and Mudslides

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Reservation, Snohomish County, Stillaguamish Indian Reservation and Tulalip Indian Reservation

Declared
Sept. 25, 2012

Major 4083-DR-WA
Incident Period -
July 20-21, 2012
Severe Storm, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding

Ferry and Okanogan counties and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Declared
March 5, 2012

Major 4056-DR-WA
Incident Period -
Jan. 14-23, 2012
Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides

Clallam County, Grays Harbor County, King County, Klickitat County, Lewis County, Mason County, Pierce County, Skamania County, Snohomish County, Thurston County and Wahkiakum County.

Declared
March 25, 2011

Major 1963-DR-WA
Incident period -
Jan. 11-21, 2011
Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides

Klickitat, Kittitas, King, Lewis, Skagit, Skamania, Wahkiakum (PA only)

Declared
March 2, 2009

Major 1825-DR-WA
Incident period
-
Dec. 12, 2008, to Jan. 5, 2009  
Severe Winter Storms, Snow and Near Record Snow Event

Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clark, Cowlitz, Columbia, Clallam, Ferry, Garfield, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Pacific, Pend Orielle, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Spokane, Snohomish, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman, Yakima (PA only)

Declared
Jan. 30, 2009

Major 1817-DR-WA
Incident period -
Jan. 6-16, 2009

Severe Winter Storms, Floods, Freezing Rains, High Winds, Landslides, Mudslides Event

Benton, Chelan, Cowlitz, Columbia, Clallam, Garfield, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, King, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Whatcom, Yakima

Declared
Dec. 8, 2007

Major 1734-DR-WA
Incident period -
Dec. 1-17, 2007

Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides

IA:  Clallam, Grays Harbor, Kitsap, King, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston, Snohomish, Wahkiakum

PA:  Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, King, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston, Skagit, Snohomish, Wahkiakum

Declared
Feb. 14, 2007

Major 1682-DR-WA
Incident period -
Dec. 14-15, 2006
Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, and Mudslides

Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, King, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum (PA Only)

Declared
Dec. 12, 2006

Major 1671-DR-WA
Incident period -
Nov. 2-11, 2006
Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides

Chelan, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, King, Lewis, Pacific, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum

Declared
May 17, 2006

Major 1641-DR-WA
Incident period
-
Jan. 27- Feb. 4, 2006
Severe Storms, Flooding, Tidal Surge, Landslides, and Mudslides

Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Pacific, Pend Oreille, San Juan, Snohomish, Wahkiakum (PA Only)

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