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Briefings for FEMA applicants affected by the Carlton Complex fire to be held this week

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OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - On August 11, 2014, Okanogan County was declared a major disaster area as a result of the Carlton Complex Fire. The fire destroyed hundreds of homes in the area, and this week The Washington State Emergency Management Division will be conducting joint FEMA/State Applicant briefings to inform eligible applicants on how to apply for Federal Assistance from FEMA for reimbursement from costs incurred during and after the fire. 


Applicants will be provided an explanation of what the FEMA categories are and what may be eligible for reimbursement. The briefings are open to State Agencies, Local Municipalities, Fire Districts, Special Purpose Districts, School Districts and Private/Public Non-Profit Groups. 


It is imperative that you send the appropriate representatives; i.e., EM Director, Public Works Director, Treasurer/Finance Director; from your jurisdiction to the briefing. The representative will be the applicant's point of contact/authorized agent as stated in the Request for Public Assistance form. 


The meetings will be held on August 20th in Okanogan from 1:30-3:30pm and on August 21st in Pateros from 10:00am-12:00pm. The Okanogan Meeting on August 20th will be held at the PUD auditorium, located at 1331 2nd Ave North in Okanogan, and the meeting in Pateros on the 21st will be held at Pateros City Hall, located at 113 Lakeshore Drive in Pateros.

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