February 19, 2009
UPDATED — 11:13 a.m. Feb. 19, 2008
Federal disaster-relief agencies opened an office at City Hall yesterday as part of the ongoing effort to recover from January’s flooding.
Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration hope the office will serve as an information clearinghouse for flood victims seeking government disaster aid.
“Wherever there’s a need with people who have suffered damage, that’s where we want to be,” SBA communications specialist Roger Busch said.
February 17, 2009
When Issaquah Creek overflowed its banks six weeks ago, rising waters left the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery with at least $20,000 damage. Water damaged the hatchery foreman’s house and an office used by hatchery volunteers. Four inches of mud coated the hatchery parking lot.