This posting is courtesy of Elizabeth Hill:
MIR Property Owners:
Your action is needed immediately. You can greatly influence our chances of getting FEMA funding. The President of the United States is coming to Washington State this Tuesday April 22nd to see what is going on in Oso. Keep in mind what we heard from county and state officials who attended our MIR meeting yesterday - right now we have a 50/50 chance of getting FEMA funding.
We all need to do several things between this moment and Monday night. Please do the following:
Progress Report from the Slide Mitigation Committee
John Pennington of Snohomish County Emergency Management attended our April 19 MIR board meeting to help us understand what benefits we may qualify for. It still may be possible for owners, renters, and the community as a whole to get help. Mr. Pennington stressed to us that we should go to the FEMA website: http://www.disasterassistance.gov and log in and go through the processes outlined on the website.
April 6, 10:40PM When properties are lost, it is a game changer. Please visit http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ to see if you qualify for some relief, especially all you folks who were recently red tagged on Falls Place. We would love to hear from any of you who have had contact with FEMA and what you have learned.
Please do not park at the top of the first switch back. This area is for EMERGENCY USE ONLY. If people park there, it could be a hindrance to emergency response and we will be forced to use barriers again. Tom Grenier
Snohomish County Executive Office
John Lovick (425) 388-3460 County Executive FAX (425) 388-3434 MS #407 3000 Rockefeller Avenue Everett, WA 98201-4046
LOCAL PROCLAMATION OF EMERGENCY SNOHOMISH COUNTY
This afternoon (March 24th) at about 5 or 6pm, I found a brass key in the middle of the road at the base of Sunset Falls. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with what is engraved/imprinted on one side or if you think it might be yours, and you can have it back.
6:30PM March 19: It looks like we will be able to begin work on the trail tomorrow, 3/20/14. I will be meeting with the land owner in the morning and we should be able to get started shortly after, hopefully by 11am. The first phase will be constructing the wooden ramp that will get us up off the road and onto the bank where we will begin the log crib that will be filled with gravel. We have some 3"x10" decking in the grader shed that will make great stringers for the ramp and we a