OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Chris Gregoire today thanked President Obama for his timely approval of a disaster declaration for public infrastructure damages and emergency response costs in 11 Washington counties suffered during January’s severe winter storm.
Surveys by state and federal in mid-February found more than $32.3 million in eligible public agency damages and costs. The surveys also determined there was insufficient eligible damage to support a federal disaster declaration for homes and businesses in the state.
This federal disaster declaration will help repair public facility damage and defray emergency response costs in 11 counties—Clallam, Grays Harbor, King, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston and Wahkiakum.