THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN WASHINGTON STATE
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Washington and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by snowmelt and flooding on April 10, 1997, and continuing through June 30, 1997.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in Pend Oreille County.
Assistance can include disaster housing, grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding is available on a cost share basis for hazard mitigation measures.