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November 29, 2021

Deadline for Flood Damage Assessment submission extended to December 17, 2021

The Skagit Department of Emergency Management has extended the deadline for submission of damage assessment forms to Friday, December 17, 2021 in light of the recent secondary flood event. Residents are advised to submit separate forms for damages sustained under the November 14-16 flood event and the November 28 & 29 flood event.

Follow these important steps for reporting damages to personal residential and/or business property:

Step 1: Assess and document the damage Identify and make a list of all the damages. Take pictures of the damages. Estimate how much you think it will cost for repairs or to replace your belongings.

Step 2: Call your insurance company Locate your insurance policy documents (if available) and call your insurance company. Report damages. Your insurance carrier will advise you on coverage and additional steps to be taken.

Step 3: Submit a Damage Assessment Form to Skagit County DEM. Complete a damage report form online. Click here for English, or here for Spanish.

You will be asked several questions including the estimated damage to your home and belongings, as well as your insurance coverage. This information will be used to establish a county-wide damage assessment which will aid the County in potentially obtaining federal assistance.

Important information to have on-hand when filing the Damage Assessment Form:

-Contact information
-Address of the damaged property
-Name of the owner or renter
-Estimated pre-disaster value of the property
-Estimated structural damage
-Estimated personal property loss
-Primary cause of the damage
-Insurance type and coverage for the losses and deductible amount
-Is the property safe to live in (inhabitable)?
-Is the property accessible?
-Is the damage major or minor?
-A description of the damage

If you need assistance, please call Emergency Management at (360) 416-1850.