FEMA aid nixed, La Conner seeks other flood relief funding


Few in La Conner can remember saltwater flooding as severe as Dec. 27’s, causing nearly $2 million in damages and directly impacting two dozen residences and six businesses.

Yet it was not dire enough to merit a formal Federal Emergency Management Agency declaration of emergency.

And that means federal reimbursement will not be made available to those in La Conner and elsewhere in Skagit County who suffered flood damage caused by a “perfect storm” of events – seasonal king tides, low atmospheric pressure and strong westerly winds.

Unfortunately for those affected here, it is rare...

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