Washington Earthquake (DR-1361)

Incident period: February 28, 2001 to March 16, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 1, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 22, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- As aid approved to help Washington residents and businesses recover from the Nisqually earthquake tops $108.68 million, state and federal officials continue to urge disaster victims to call the FEMA registration number at 1--800--462--9029 (TTY 1--800--462--7585). The deadline to register is June 30, 2001.The following are highlights of the ongoing disaster response and recovery efforts since the Presidential disaster declaration on March 1, as of close of business June 22.
June 19, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Almost four months have passed since the Nisqually Earthquake rumbled through Washington, leaving record-setting property damages that residents and businesses would continue to discover for weeks to come. The most costly Washington disaster previous to this earthquake was the winter flooding of 1996. As a result of that event, 11,998 people registered and received a total of $85 million in Individual Assistance, including:
June 15, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $103.85 million in aid to help Washington residents and businesses following the Nisqually earthquake.The following are highlights of the ongoing disaster response and recovery efforts since the Presidential disaster declaration on March 1, as of close of business June 14.
June 14, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Following the Nisqually Earthquake, the partnership established between federal and state agencies and faith-based organizations has proved vital for some recovering residents. Twenty-five volunteers have dedicated more than 600 hours during the last three months to such projects as helping elderly residents repair their damaged homes, moving handicapped people out of destroyed property, and assisting non-English speakers in developing long-term recovery plans.
June 8, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $99 million in aid to help Washington residents and businesses following the Nisqually earthquake.The following are highlights of the ongoing disaster response and recovery efforts since the Presidential disaster declaration on March 1, as of close of business June 7.
June 7, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Private nonprofit (PNP) organizations affected by the Nisqually Earthquake have until June 30 to apply for assistance through federal and state programs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program recognizes certain PNPs as eligible for disaster funding. Additionally, low interest-loans may be available to PNPs through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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