Thurston County Emergency Management is asking county residents to submit initial damage assessments if their property was damaged by flooding or high winds in December 2022, according to a news release.
Initial damage assessments are processed by Thurston County Emergency Management and sent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which uses them to decide if a disaster should be declared.
“A declared disaster may provide direct assistance to residents with disaster-caused unmet needs,” the release stated.
While the county’s website where damage assessment forms are hosted is currently being restructured and unavailable, residents can simply email damage reports to email@example.com or call Thurston County Emergency Management at 360-867-2800 to report property damage.
Residents can also receive emergency alerts about hazardous conditions by signing up for Thurston Community Alerts at https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/em/Pages/ei-alert.aspx.
Flood levels for Thurston County rivers can be monitored at https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/em/pages/rivers-graphs.aspx.