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FEMA Opens DRC in West Richland

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West Richland, WA- The Federal Emergency Management agency has opened a disaster recovery center in West Richland to help people affected by last month's flooding along the Yakima River.

Representatives from FEMA will be set up at the fire station along Bombing Range Road through Thursday, helping people apply for disaster assistance.

Benton County is one of 15 counties in Washington State that saw flooding in January's storms. FEMA spokesman Ed Edahl says about three and a half million dollars has been dispersed. "But if you divide that by 15 that probably doesn't look like very much. It doesn't look like very much until it's your house, you know. Then it looks like a good deal."      

People whose home or prorerty was damaged by the floods must register with FEMA by March 31.