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FEMA gives Oso mudslide emergency declaration

OLYMPIA — The Federal Emergency Management Administration issued a verbal declaration that makes the area around the Snohomish County mudslide eligible for immediate assistance.

Gov. Jay Inslee received assurance from FEMA this morning that it will issue a limited emergency declaration for the mudslide area which will include an Incident Management Assistance Team and other federal personnel. The notice “means we will receive immediate assistance from specialists and clears the way for more aid in search and rescue, recovery and rebuilding,” Inslee said in a press release.


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


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


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