From: "Dave Palmer"
To: "email@example.com dot us " Cc: " The Editor" , "Honorable Dan Swecker, State Senator" , "Honorable Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator" , "The Honorable Patty Murray, U.S. Senator" , "The Honorable Tim Sheldon, State Senator" , "The Honorable Kathy Haigh, State Representative" , "The Honorable Ike Eickmeyer, State Representative" , "Doug Barker, Managing Editor" Bcc: "Al Carter, Commissioner GH County" , "Mike Wilson, Commissioner GH County" , "Commissioner Beerbower" , "Debra Baker" , "Virginia and George Robinson" , "Jim White" , "Dan and Greta Sines - Sines Design " , "Bob Amundson" , "The Hawkins" , "Robert C. Amundson" , "Priceless Pearl" , "Randy Caverly" , "Lynne White" , "Judith Palmer " , "Janice Howell" , "Gloria and Doug Downey" Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2007 14:01:23 -0800 (PST) Reply-To: "Dave Palmer" Priority: Normal X-Mailer: PMMail 2.20.2382 for OS/2 Warp 4.5 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Subject: FEMA, flood disaster, County Application for Mitigation Funds Concerning the recent flooding December 2007 in Oakville and East County... We are a Federal Disaster Area - like 1996 We have applied to FEMA - like 1996 We have applied to SBA - like 1996 In 1996 we could not apply for FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), because GH County did not make application. As a result I spent $40,000 of my savings and retirement funds to mitigate for flooding by erecting a flood wall around my house. The flood wall worked, but the flood waters won - hydrostatic pressure forces water to level out and every critter hole or tunnel that took place over the last 11 years was a hose into the home area. As a result we had over 2 feet of water in the first floor area. It was and is a disaster. Photos are online at: www.theblackriver dot net/photos.html Will the county be making application to FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) for this disaster? One of the options we reviewed in 1996 was elevating, as well as abandoning the first floor and adding an extension on the second floor. We need a solution this year or certainly next year. I am extremely interested in the county's position and plans to apply for this program if the county allows disaster victims to participate this time. I would appreciate a reply as soon as you know what steps the county plans to take. Sincerely, Dave Palmer 7475 State Route 12 Oakville, WA 98568 360/273-8117 land 360/520-9901 cell For reference please visit: http://www.fema dot gov /mitigationbp/brief.do?mitssId=2725 to see the extent that FEMA HMGP funds help taxpayers. cc: The Vidette The Daily World State Sen. Dan Swecker State Sen. Tim Sheldon State Representative Kathy Haigh State Representative Ike Eickmeyer U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell U.S. Representative Norm Dicks Grays Harbor County Commissioners Oakville Chamber of Commerce
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