SEATTLE - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Regional Administrator Dennis Hunsinger activated the Regional Operations Center (RRCC) in Bothell on Wednesday, Jan. 7, to monitor response and recovery needs resulting from localized flooding in Washington state.

"We are in constant contact with Washington State Emergency Management and the Governor's office, as well as FEMA Headquarters and the Department of Homeland Security in Washington D.C.," Hunsinger said. "We have activated Emergency Support Function staff from partner federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, General Services Administration, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Coast Guard. We've also deployed a liaison team to Washington's Emergency Operations Center in Camp Murray for on-site liaison and coordination."

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