Suffer Damage From The Storm? Here’s How To Report, Collect Damage $


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The King County Office of Emergency Management is collecting information from County residents and businesses on damage and losses suffered during the January 16-23, 2012 snow and ice storm – if your King County home or business sustained damage as a result of the storm, you may be eligible for federal disaster assistance as you begin to clean up.

Follow these important steps for reporting damages to personal property and registering for financial assistance:

Step 1: Assess and document the damage
Identify and make a list of all the damages.
Take pictures of the damages.
Estimate how much you think it will cost for repairs or to replace your belongings.

Step 2: Call your insurance company
Locate your insurance policy documents (if available) and call your insurance company.
Report damages. Your insurance carrier will advise you on coverage and additional steps to be taken.

Step 3: Call the King County Damage Reporting Hotline or file your report online
Complete an online damage report form -OR- call the King County Damage Reporting Hotline: 1-800-523-5044.

You will be asked several questions including the estimated damage to your home and belongings, as well as your insurance coverage. This information will be used to establish a county-wide damage assessment which will aid us in obtaining federal assistance. Even if you have suffered only minor damage and do not expect to need assistance, you should submit a report. Information you will need includes:

  • Contact information
  • Address of the damaged property
  • Name of the owner or renter
  • Estimated pre-disaster value of the property
  • Estimated structural damage
  • Estimated personal property loss
  • Primary cause of the damage
  • Insurance coverage for the flosses and the amount of your deductible
  • Is the property habitable?
  • Is the property accessible?
  • Is the damage major or minor?
  • A description of the damage

Reporting forms:

Residential:
The purpose of this form is to collect information from primary residences affected by this the January snow and ice storm in order to make a preliminary assessment of damages following a disaster. Detached garages and storage buildings, secondary homes and recreational homes should not to be reported. After filling out this form, click the “Submit” button. You may want to print this form before submitting via e-mail and keep it for your records.

  • Your submission is not a guarantee of eligibility for assistance.
  • Please note: it may 30 days or more to process your submission.
  • Form for primary residences

Business:
The purpose of this form is to collect information of businesses affected by this incident in order to make a preliminary assessment of damages following a disaster. After filling out this form, click the “Submit” button. You may want to print this form before submitting via e-mail and keep it for your records.

  • Your submission is not a guarantee of eligibility for assistance.
  • Please note: it may take 30 days or more to process your submission.
  • Form for businesses
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