ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here

Spin Control

Gregoire declares disaster areas from Jan. storms

OLYMPIA — Mid-January storms caused enough damage in Western Washington counties to rate a state of emergency declaration from Gov. Chris Gregoire today.

Gregoire said preliminary estimates put the damage to homes, businesses,  highways and public faciilties  from storms between Jan. 9 and Jan. 26 at more than $1.1 million and growing.

The disaster area includes parts of Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grant, Grays Harbor, King, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Wahkiakum and Whatcom counties. The declaration allows locals to use state resources to cover emergency needs.

In other Western Washington nasty weather news, the Gregoire asked for a federal disaster area to be declared in seven counties hard hit by the winter storms between last Dec. 8 and Dec. 18. If the feds approve, federal money can be used to cover 75 percent of elibible damages and costs from the storms in Clallam, Cowlitz, Kitsap, Mason, Skagit, Skamania and Snohomish.


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Spin Control

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Spin Control.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here