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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 6, 2023
Sonya Kroese, Emergency Management Coordinator, 360-867-2817 or sonya.kroese@co.thurston.wa.us 

If Your Home or Property Was Damaged Due to Flooding or Wind During December 2022: Submit Your Initial Damage Assessment (IDA)
Data collected aids FEMA in its decision on whether or not to declare a disaster

OLYMPIA – Thurston County Emergency Management (TCEM) is asking those in areas impacted by recent flooding and wind to submit their initial damage assessments (IDAs), as soon as possible, by contacting TCEM at 360-867-2800 or emailing tcecc.fsc@co.thurston.wa.us

Data collected from the IDAs aids FEMA in its decision on whether or not to make a disaster declaration. A declared disaster may provide direct assistance to residents with disaster-caused unmet needs.

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Thurston Community Alert (TC Alert) is the county’s official emergency alert system and can help keep you informed of hazardous conditions in your area, including specific hazards that require action – such as a boil water notice or evacuation order. You can learn more and sign up for TC Alert today at: www.tcalert.org. Those who sign up for TC Alert have the option to receive information on wireless device, by email, by landline telephone, or by all three. 

Residents can receive specific notifications based on where they live, or what types of information they are interested in. Currently, subscribers can opt-in to river notifications as well as local alerts from public safety agencies warning of life-threatening events and emergencies. Residents can also continue to monitor river levels at: www.thurstoncountywa.gov/em/pages/rivers-graphs.aspx.

For more information on preparedness and having a grab and go kit, visit: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/em/Pages/prep-personal.aspx


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3