From the Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff Dennis L. Dotson
For Immediate Release
Date: March 5, 2012
||Emergency Manager Jenny Demaris|
||Lincoln County Business and Home Owners Given Second Chance To Report Storm Damage|
||March 2, 2012|
Lincoln County) Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) contacted local Counties who had declared emergencies from the January storm late Friday (03.02.12) afternoon. These Counties are being given another opportunity to document the damages that may not have been reported during the first assessment. Lincoln County like other Counties must conclude this additional assessment by close of business Wednesday, March 7th.
Individuals or businesses who did not report their damages during the reporting period (Jan. 24 -26th) are asked to call the damage assessment hotline if they meet the criteria below.
Lincoln County Emergency Manager, Jenny Demaris, emphasized “Reporting your information is critical to the overall damage assessment for our County to meet the qualifying requirements for a potential Presidential Declaration. While this is no guarantee that Lincoln County will receive a Presidential Declaration we need to take full advantage of this new reporting deadline to help our community recover from our significant January winter storm.”
Criteria to determine if you should call the hotline:
- You did not call during the first reporting period (01/24-26th)
- The property is considered your primary home (not a secondary home) or business property
- The property is considered an rental property or vacation rental property investment
- You are the renter of a property (house or business) that was damaged or you have a loss of personal belongings
- Report if you meet any of the above even though you had home or business insurance coverage
- Report if you meet any of the above and you have already completed your repairs
Additional Points to Consider:
- Do not report damages to outbuildings or detached garages
- Do not report damages to secondary homes that are not rental investment properties.
Damage Assessment Hotline Information:
Phone: (541) 265-1999
Hours: Saturday, March 3, 1200 – 7pm
Sunday, March 4, 0900 – 7pm
Monday, March 5, 0900 – 7pm
Tuesday, March 6, 0900 – 7pm
Wednesday, March 7, 0900 – 2pm
Information To Provide When You Call In: The following outlines the questions residents and private business owners will be asked to report when they call in to the phone bank:
- Name of owner or renter of property
- Address of property
- Contact number
- Is property a primary home, rental property, or business
- Is the property a single family home, mobile home, multi-family (apartment)
- What was the type of damage sustained (5 categories)
- Affected – Habitable
- Minor (homes that can be made habitable quickly and without great expense)
- Major (homes requiring costly or extended repair to be made habitable)
- Is the property or property contents insured?
- Estimated damage of loss
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