Emergency Management

Report storm damage online
Posted By Sheri Badger on Jan 27th, 2012 at 2:28 PM

The Pierce County Damage Assessment Center (DAC) is now collecting damage information from homeowners and business owners affected by the recent ice and snow storms online at www.piercecountywa.gov/reportdamage.

If you have additional questions, call the DAC at 1-866-798-6363 (toll-free) or email PCEOC@co.pierce.wa.us. The DAC is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Businesses should report storm damage
Posted By Sheri Badger on Jan 23rd, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Pierce County’s Economic Development Division is assessing how the damage has affected our county’s businesses.  If a specific threshold is reached, certain federal programs may be made available to help the region recover. 

If you experienced damage, please fill out the ‘Economic Injury Worksheet’ form below, and email it to Hans Kueck at hkueck@co.pierce.wa.us.  This is NOT an application for funds or a loan.  It is meant only to determine how much damage the County’s business community suffered.

If your business has any questions, please contact 253-798-2335.

 Economic Injury Worksheet

Media Contact: Pierce County Joint Information Center, 253-798-7470


Report damage to Pierce County Damage Assessment Center
Posted By on Jan 23rd, 2012 at 10:07 AM

The Pierce County Emergency Operations Center will continue collecting damage information from homeowners and business owners affected by the ice & snow storm beginning on January 16th.  

Pierce County residents and business owners that suffered damage should call the Pierce County Damage Assessment Center at 1-866-798-6363 (toll free) Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Callers should have the following information available:

  • Name and address of affected property
  • Contact information
  • Type of insurance (homeowners or business) and deductible amount
  • A description of damage and losses, even if uninsured
  • 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)
  • Business inventory and revenue losses

The findings from this assessment will be used by the Governor to request a possible disaster declaration and federal disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

This process could take up to a couple of weeks or more. FEMA disaster assistance, if and when it becomes available, only covers uninsured losses.

Among the immediate steps that individuals and families should take include:

  • Call your insurance agent to check on your coverage
  • Keep detailed records of all clean-up and repair costs, including photographs
  • When the time comes to make repairs, be aware of local permit requirements and do a thorough check of potential contractors at https://fortress.wa.gov/lni/bbip/Search.aspx

Visit Pierce County’s Blog for up to date emergency information: https://blog.co.pierce.wa.us/emergency/.

MEDIA CONTACT: Pierce County Emergency Operations Center, 253-798-7470.