Local residents wade out into the floodwater to catch their yard fence before it drifts away on Feb. 1 in Sultan. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Local residents wade out into the floodwater to catch their yard fence before it drifts away on Feb. 1 in Sultan. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

County seeks federal aid after recent floods and landslides

If your home or business was damaged, you could help the state qualify for disaster assistance.

EVERETT — Heavy rains in early February brought flooded rivers and landslides to the county, harming streets, homes and businesses.

If last week’s severe weather damaged your home, property or business, the county wants to hear from you.

The Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management is collecting information about flood damage between Jan. 20 and Feb. 10 to see if the state qualifies for federal disaster assistance, according to a department news release. Providing your information does not guarantee you will receive aid if it’s available.

The deadline to report damage is 3 p.m. Wednesday.

“Please share this message with neighbors and encourage them to report damage,” a county news release said.

You may qualify if damages to your primary residence or business aren’t covered by insurance. To find the surveys, go to the department’s website at https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1757

Be prepared to answer basic questions including property location, value, estimated damage, insurance information and whether you live in the home.

For questions, call 425-338-5060 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The link to the county surveys for damaged properties has been changed to direct readers to the correct site.

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