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FEMA Coming To West Richland Feb. 17-Feb. 19 To Help Flood Victims From January

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WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - Federal Emergency Management Agency officials will be set up at the Benton County Fire District four headquarters in West Richland next week.

They are coming here to help victims of the Yakima River floods that happened this past January.

FEMA is setting up a disaster recovery center.  At the center local people will have access to information about disaster assistance programs.

The fire station is located on Bombing Range Road.

FEMA will be there February 17th through the 19th from nine o'clock in the morning until 7 o'clock at night.    

Benton County Fire District Four Lt. Paul Carlyle said, "There's a lot of people that are truly effected by the floods.  I think it's great that FEMA is here to help out and help the citizens."

FEMA leaders report that initial flood damage information collected by local officials for the flood damage assessment did not register people with FEMA for assistance.

Some people might think they are registered when they are not.

Flood victims are encouraged to register by calling 1-800-621-3362 or visit www.disasterassistance.gov.

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