Residents of Umatilla County and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation affected by the flooding of Feb. 5-9 are eligible to receive crisis counseling.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency stated in a news release that the services are free and confidential and can take place in peoples’ homes, workplaces, churches or other locations.

Crisis counseling as well as other services for survivors of the February floods are offered by Umatilla County Human Services and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Services can include learning about common reactions to natural disasters and coping skills for handling those reactions.

To request an appointment, call 541-969-4857.

Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center is also providing disaster relief and crisis counseling navigation for those impacted the the flooding specifically on the Umatilla Indian Reserviation.

Sierra Quaempts and JShon Thompson can provide supportive listening and help people connect to resources.

They can be reached at 541-240-8670.

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