Emergency Management

Pierce County residents should call to report damage
Posted By Sheri Badger on Dec 4th, 2007 at 7:29 AM

Tacoma, WA – December 04, 2007 – The Pierce County Emergency Operations Center is now collecting damage information from homeowners and business owners affected by the December storms.

Residents and business owners in the City of Tacoma and Pierce County that suffered damage should call the Department of Emergency Management at 1-866-798-6363 (toll free) between the hours of 7a.m. and 5 p.m.

Callers should have the following information available:
*Name and address of affected property,
*Type of insurance (homeowners),
*A description of damage, even if uninsured ,
*A personal estimate of uninsured losses,
*Estimates of the fair market value of the damaged home or business.

It is not necessary at this point for property owners to have a contractor’s estimate. The findings from this assessment will be used by the Governor to request a disaster declaration and federal disaster assistance from the President. This process could take up to couple of weeks or more. Federal disaster assistance, if and when it becomes available, only covers uninsured losses.