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Office of Emergency Management

King County Office of Emergency Management
3511 NE 2nd Street
Renton, WA 98056
Main Phone: 206-296-3830
Toll Free: 800-523-5044
Fax: 206-205-4056
ecc.kc@kingcounty.gov

Enhanced 911 Program
Seattle, WA
206-296-3910
E-911 program office

Damage report forms for residents and businesses

The time frame for submitting individual damage reports has expired. Please contact your insurance provider to discuss possible coverage for property damage or losses due to the January 2012 winter storm.

The King County Office of Emergency Management is collecting information from County residents and businesses on damage and losses suffered during the January 16-23, 2012 snow and ice storm. If your King County home or business sustained damage as a result of the storm, you may be eligible for federal disaster assistance as you begin to clean up. Follow these important steps for reporting damages to personal property and registering for financial assistance:

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.
  • If you are experiencing problems with your insurance, you may want to contact the Insurance Commissioner for assistance or to file a compliant: WA State Office of the Insurance Commissioner 1-800-562-6900

Step 3: Call the King County Damage Reporting Hotline or file your report online

Complete an online damage report form (see links below for residential or business damages) -OR- call the King County Damage Reporting Hotline: 1-800-523-5044.

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 us in obtaining federal assistance. Even if you have suffered only minor damage and do not expect to need assistance, you should submit a report.

Information you will need to have on-hand when filing your report includes:

  • 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 coverage for the flosses and the amount of your deductible
  • Is the property habitable?
  • Is the property accessible?
  • Is the damage major or minor?
  • A description of the damage

Reporting forms

Residential:
The purpose of this form is to collect information from primary residences affected by this the January snow and ice storm in order to make a preliminary assessment of damages following a disaster. Detached garages and storage buildings, secondary homes and recreational homes should not to be reported. After filling out this form, click the "Submit" button. You may want to print this form before submitting via e-mail and keep it for your records.

  • Your submission is not a guarantee of eligibility for assistance.
  • Please note: it may 30 days or more to process your submission.
  • Form for primary residences

Business:
The purpose of this form is to collect information of businesses affected by this incident in order to make a preliminary assessment of damages following a disaster. After filling out this form, click the "Submit" button. You may want to print this form before submitting via e-mail and keep it for your records.

  • Your submission is not a guarantee of eligibility for assistance.
  • Please note: it may take 30 days or more to process your submission.
  • Form for businesses