Report Damages to Primary Residences and Businesses Caused by the January 2011 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 2011

The Board of County Commissioners approved Resolution 2011-006 - Local Area Declaration of Emergency, January 17, 2011, due to the flooding conditions in Kittitas County.

Agency contact information

  • KITTCOM, 509-925-8534
  • American Red Cross, Kittitas County Chapter, 312 North Pearl St., Ellensburg, WA 98926, 509-925-5866
  • Department of Ecology Washington, Yakima - Central Regional Office, 15 West Yakima Ave., Suite 200, Yakima, WA 98901, 509-575-2491
  • Ellensburg Animal Shelter, 1007 Industrial Way, Ellensburg WA 98926, 509-962-7246
  • Kittitas County Sheriff's Department, 307 W. Umptanum Rd., Ellensburg, WA 98926, 509-962-7525
  • Kittitas County Public and Environmental Health Dept., 507 North Nanum St., Suite 102, Ellensburg, WA 98926, 509-962-7515
  • Kittitas County Public Works Department, 411 North Ruby St., Suite 1, Ellensburg, WA 98926, 509-962-7523
  • Kittitas County Community Development Services, 411 North Ruby St., Suite 2, Ellensburg, WA 98926, 509-962-7506
  • Kittitas County Fire Marshal's Office, 411 North Ruby St., Ellensburg, WA 98926, 509-962-7000

References and Information

Press Releases

Notice of Town Meetings for Kittitas County Flooding 01/20/2011
Town meetings will take place on Monday, January 24, 2011, to address the flooding and to assist citizens in the reporting process. Both meetings will begin at 6:30pm, at the following locations: Hal Holmes Center in Ellensburg, Centennial Senior Center in Cle Elum.
Reporting Flood Damage 01/19/2011
Due to significant damage caused by flooding, Kittitas County Officials declared a state of emergency. We will collect and submit both private and comercial damage to the state in the hopes that relief funds become available.

Damage must be reported to the local Emergency Management Agency, which in turn documents the information of specific forms and sends it to the State Emergency Management Division (EMD) to be compiled with the reports from other effected counties.
Flooding: Water and on-site sewage system recommendations, disinfection of private wells 01/18/2011
Flooding of a well or an on-site sewage system can lead to health concerns such as contaminated drinking water, sewage back-up into homes, or a lack of sanitation in the case of an on-site sewage system failure. Illnesses related to these types of contamination can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or more serious symptoms.
Water receding throughout Kittitas County 01/18/2011
Damage assessments will begin this morning as floodwater in some areas begins to recede. Most roads have re-opened and Public Works Crews are clearing debris and assessing repairs needed.

County Emergency Management will review the 'Response Phase' and begin planning for the 'Reporting & Recovery Phase' of this event.
Kittitas County flood event for January 2011 01/17/2011
Kittitas County Commissioners sign Resolution 2011-006 declaring local emergency status for flooding impacts.
Flooding Response and Resources 01/16/2011
Kittitas County Emergency Management initiated voluntary evacuation in Elk Meadows and select areas along US HWY 97 due to flooding.