Flood victims can get help
A federal disaster declaration now allows Pierce County residents who were affected by the January flooding to apply for damage assistance.
To seek damage assistance, apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362.
Those seeking assistance will need to provide their address, household income, insurance information and a description of their losses.
A Federal Emergency Management Agency damage recovery center opened Feb. 4 in Puyallup’s South Hill Mall. Assistance is available from FEMA, Pierce County and other agencies.
The recovery center is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. The center will remain until further notice.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.