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Clark County gets FEMA disaster assistance for January ice storms

By Amy Libby, Columbian Web Editor
Published: May 1, 2024, 5:56am

Federal disaster assistance is available for Clark County and other Southwest Washington tribes and nonprofits affected by January’s winter storms, according to a statement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The mid-January ice storms saw tens of thousands of people in Clark County without power for days as temperatures dropped as low as 13 degrees. The north and eastern parts of the county were hit particularly hard.

Most of Western Washington experienced ice-storm damage during January.

The disaster assistance is available “to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides from Jan. 5-29,” according to the statement from FEMA.

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Ferry, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Skagit, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties are included in the declaration. FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during and after disasters.

Visit www.disasterassistance.gov for more information.