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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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:
For more information, please contact the EOC at 509-925-8551.
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.
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 http://www.disasterassistance.gov.
Update 2/11: Road Closure
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
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
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
of the storm damage on the WA DOT web site
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
but to determine if a building is safe to occupy).
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.