Displaced Emerson Manor residents are getting additional assistance following their evacuation on Monday night.
According to Grays Harbor County Emergency Management, Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney and his staff have continued efforts to lend assistance and advised them on Wednesday that they were able to find space to move some of the tenant property while the clean-up of the individual apartments takes place. They have been in contact with the Hoquiam Food Bank and with the Elks Club about assisting with the long term care of some of the tenants and assisting in efforts to reopen the Senior Center in a different location while the clean-up continues.
Additional testing has taken place to ensure an efficient and complete clean-up of the Emerson Manor Apartments and Senior Center. Drying efforts continue while building plans are being evaluated to be sure every area of the Emerson Manor is inspected and cleaned. The clean-up continues today with more workers arriving to assist in the efforts.
Jerry Raines from the Housing Authority has expressed his appreciation to the tenants, insisting their cooperation and understanding has helped make the entire process run smoothly.
Anchor Bank has set up a fund to assist the Emerson Manor tenants. Grays Harbor residents can donate at any Anchor Bank location and ask for the Emerson Manor Assistance Fund. Only monetary donations will be accepted.