Following the flood event in February, 2020, local officials documented damages and submitted request for financial support to FEMA. In review of the estimated costs, the Columbia County total cost to repair damages sustained to publicly owned facilities (i.e. levee, roads, wastewater treatment facility, etc.) during the flood event exceeded three million dollars. Note - this estimate is for the entirety of Columbia County, not just the City of Dayton.
On March 27, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee sent request to President Trump for federal aid to help recovery efforts. On April 23, 2020, the City received notice that Washington State has received a major disaster declaration. This declaration has offered public assistance and offers use of the Hazard Mitigation Grant program. Private assistance is still under review. Updated May 18, 2020: Individual Assistance has been approved. More information will come as monies are dispersed.
- Governor Jay Inslee's request for Major Disaster Declaration
- Major Disaster Declaration, Washington State