Report Damages to Primary Residences and Businesses Caused by the January 2009 Flood

Home and business owners who have incurred damages from the recent winter weather are encouraged to file a report with the Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) immediately. This data will be used in determining if damages are significant enough to warrant a request for federal disaster assistance and various other forms of assistance.

Please select the appropriate form to complete:

Business Losses

  • Owner of a business structure (including rental property owners)
  • Leaser of a business structure

Residential Losses

  • Owner occupied primary residence
  • Renter of a residence

For more information, please contact the EOC at 509-925-8551.

Kittitas County Emergency Response Information

Flooding January 2009

The Board of County Commissioners met in a special emergency meeting at 11:30 am January 7, 2009 and approved a resolution declaring an emergency due to the flooding conditions in Kittitas County.

Disaster Assistance
Homeowners, renters, and business owners affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from January 6 to January 16, 2009 may be eligible for disaster assistance. To apply, call FEMA toll-free from 8am to 8pm 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 or register on-line at

Update 2/11: Road Closure Information

Town Hall Meeting, Upper Kittitas County, RE: Jan 09 Emergency Declaration (right-click and choose "Save As")
-Courtesy of Jim Fosset, North Kittitas County Tribune

Road and bridge assessment

Fire Marshal PSA: Liquid Petroleum Gas tanks

Solid Waste PSA: Household Hazardous Waste

Update 1/11: Damage inspection

Update 1/10: Reporting damages

American Red Cross offers free clean-up kits

Update 1/9 1:30 pm

Flood Safety Checklist from the Red Cross

Health Advisory 1/9 12 pm: Water and on-site sewage system recommendations, disinfection of private wells

Health Information 1/9 12 pm: Disinfection of private water wells

PSA 1/8 2 pm: Returning after the flood, natural gas and propane

Update 1/8 11:28 am: Photographs from the Yakima River and the entrance to Elk Meadows

PSA 1/8 11:28 am: Safety update

View photos of the storm damage on the WA DOT web site

Flood safety

Press release: Summit East Ski Area avalanche

Update 1/7 4:56 pm: Livestock issues and resources

Update 1/7 1:45 pm: Community Development Services advises for serious structure building damage you may contact the Emergency Operations Center at 509-925-8551 to get rapid assessment to determine if buildings safe to occupy. (This is not for insurance purposes but to determine if a building is safe to occupy).