Disaster Assistance for Residents

When a disaster strikes Pierce County, and is large enough to affect hundreds or thousands of people and cost millions of dollars, the President may approve a major disaster declaration. This makes federal programs activities, benefits, and/or services available to assist affected individuals and families in the disaster area.

Report Your Damages
Federal disaster assistance is intended to help those whose property has been damaged or destroyed, and whose losses are not covered by other forms of assistance such as insurance. After a disaster, Pierce County will ask you to report the damage to your property through an online form: Resident Damage Report Form.
Other Help Available

Pierce County Department of Emergency Management also coordinates the Disaster Survivors Advocacy Team (DSAT) to help residents who may have needs that are not being addressed by state and/or federal disaster assistance.

How You Can Help

Two ways you can help disaster survivors are through your donations and volunteering.

For More Information

Additional information on other federal programs for helping disaster survivors can be found at DisasterAssistance.gov.