FEMA officials visit Oso, encourage people to register for aid

FEMA officials visit Oso, encourage people to register for aid

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jay Inslee at the Oso landslide.

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on April 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM

On Sunday Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate joined Gov. Jay Inslee to survey the damage and ongoing emergency response at the Oso landslide.

On Wednesday, April 2, President Obama approved a major disaster declaration for the State of Washington to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by flooding and mudslides, providing federal funding to affected people.

At a press conference on Sunday, Gov. Inslee asked again that people affected by the landslide apply for FEMA help.

Register for assistance with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

On Monday, the US Army Corps of Engineers will begin building a temporary dike along the Stillaguamish River to channel water away from Highway 30.
 

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