If you suffered storm-related damage to your home or business, you have two weeks to contact King County’s Office of Emergency Management hotline number at 1-800-523-5044 to report the damage and be eligible for assistance. The hotline is open 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dec. 29 – Dec. 31, and again 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jan. 5-9.
Before filing a damage report with OEM, citizens should contact their insurance company about existing coverage. They are also urged to document damages with photographs and keep records of all clean-up and repair costs.
In addition, business owners who have incurred weather-related economic losses should submit an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program form to the Office of Emergency Management (fax# 206-205-4056). The form can be downloaded from the Washington Emergency Management Division’s website (http://emd.wa.gov/disaster/documents/EconomicInjuryWorksheetnew9-2007.pdf). For more information, contact the Office of Emergency Management or visit the office website (http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/prepare.aspx).