The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities via the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA) or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs.

This initial public notice addresses the agency’s intention to reimburse eligible applicants for costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by severe winter storms, straight line winds, flooding, landslides, mudslides and a tornado occurring December 10-24, 2018. This public notice concerns activities that may affect historic properties, activities that are in or may affect wetland areas or the 100-year floodplain and critical actions within the 500-year floodplain. The notice describes the agency’s legal requirement to include the public in its evaluation of proposed activities’ impact to or by floodplains and wetlands; and effects to historic resources.

Under a major disaster declaration (FEMA DR-4418-WA) signed by President Trump on March 4, 2019, the following counties have been designated as adversely affected by the disaster and are eligible for Public Assistance: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific, Snohomish and Whatcom.

The public notice for the current disaster recovery mission is attached and posted at

This may be the only public notice provided regarding these FEMA actions. Interested persons may obtain information about these actions or a specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Joint Field Office, 20 Aviation Dr, Building 20B, Camp Murray, WA 98430, or by calling Jonathan Holmes, Deputy State Public Assistance Officer at (253) 512-7429. Comments should be sent in writing to Willie G. Nunn, Federal Coordinating Officer, at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.