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34 More Counties Now Eligible For Aid

Wed., Jan. 29, 1997

Thirty-four more Washington counties have been declared eligible for federal disaster aid because of the storms and flooding that began Dec. 26, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday.

The counties qualify for public assistance and hazard mitigation aid, in which federal money is available to remove debris and repair storm-damaged public facilities, such as roads and bridges.

Twelve of the counties also are eligible for individual assistance, which means residents and business owners can apply for grants or low-interest loans to fix damage.

Counties declared eligible for both types of aid are: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Kitsap, Kittitas, Mason, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Spokane, Thurston and Yakima.

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