With 45 years of experience restoring people's lives, we understand the recovery process both emotionally and financially for those affected by the recent Wenatchee Wildfire in Washington. With a 4,000 acre-wide wildfire hitting the Northwest, many residents and business owners who evacuated, are now in need of assistance. We have compiled some resources that may be helpful for Wenatchee residents:
- For up to the minute news, follow @WAEMD and @WADNR_Fire both of which are amplifying local messages and posting updates. Use hashtag #SleepyHollowFire to see the latest updates
- The Wenatchee World is providing in-depth and up to date information
- You can also follow Chelan County Emergency Management and the Chelan County Sheriff's Office on Facebook for updates regarding the evacuation.
American Red Cross
- The American Red Cross’s website offers several disaster recovery guides as well as information on finding open shelters, registering for safe and well listings.
- Contact information for local Washington chapters
- Eastmont High School will serve as “a place for refuge for those who are in need…has food, a place to rest as well as showers.”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- FEMA offers a variety of survivor assistance and response resources including tools for applying for financial assistance and information on mitigating damage.
Washington Department of Emergency Management
- The official emergency management site for the state of Washington provides the latest natural disaster news and the state’s response.
As recovery processes begin, many home and business owners will be faced with the daunting and time-consuming task of filing insurance claims. It is your responsibility as the policyholder to take certain precautions immediately after a disaster and to ensure your insurance company has all of the information and evidence needed to file a claim and reach an accurate settlement.
For further reading, visit:
- "How to Help Your Community After a Disaster"
- "Common Mistakes Policyholders Make Following a Property Loss"
- "Homeowners: What to do After a House Fire"