Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management

 
 
Office Hours

8:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays



(360) 385-9368
Fax: (360) 385-9376
81 Elkins Road
Port Hadlock, WA  98339
jcdem@co.jefferson.wa.us


Urgent (after hours)
(360) 344-9779
Request contact with Duty Officer via JeffCom. (Expect call back from DEM Duty Officer within 10 minutes or less.)

Categories of Public Assistance

Important Note: FEMA regulations change frequently. Always check the latest fine print to assure compliance with contemporary FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy.

Category A Debris clearance (removal of debris from publicly owned properties)

Category B Protective measures (emergency response activities for the protection of lives and property)

Category C Road systems (repair of damaged off-system roads)

Category D Water control facilities (damage to dikes, levees, drainage channels and similar facilities)

Category E Public buildings and equipment (publicly owned buildings, their contents, and equipment)

Category F Public utility systems (water, sewer, sanitary, electrical utility, water and/or sewer treatment plants that are publicly owned or owned by private non-profit organizations

Category G Parks and other (damage to parks and recreation facilities)

Important Note: FEMA regulations change frequently. Always check the latest fine print to assure compliance with contemporary FEMA Disaster Assistance Policy.


Notes About Reporting Public Damage

Take pictures and extensively document all damages as soon as possible and AS REPAIRS ARE BEING MADE.


Report damage to the jefferson county department of emergency management. Preliminary estimates will be used to start the damage assessment process.


Track all expenditures by DAMAGE SITE. Maintain copies of all invoices, contracts, etc.


If a disaster is declared and you pursue federal assistance, they you will be required to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including environmental and historic preservation requirements. For activities along water bodies, you may need to obtain permits from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA State Department of Fish and Wildlife, etc.


Water bodies with threatened, endangered, or candidate species will need to come into compliance with the Endangered Species Act and Essential or Critical fish Habitat.


Activities along water bodies may also require floodplain or wetland permits as well.


Contracts estimated to be greater than $100,000 must be put out for competitive bid. Federal law is more restrictive than state law. Using a small works roster only applies for contracts under $100,000.


State prevailing wages must be paid on all contracted work.


You must be within the "declared" area and the damage must be documented as having occurred as the direct result of the disaster element and during the disaster declaration time bracket.







 

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