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 4, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) geological and mitigation specialists urge Washington residents to plan ahead and take steps now to protect property from future earthquake damage. Preparation for the next disaster should begin immediately because an earthquake of unknown magnitude could occur at any moment. Three types of quakes threaten the Puget Sound area. Each varies in severity and recurs at different time intervals:
June 1, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $92.9 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 May 31.
May 24, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $87 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 May 23.
May 22, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Federal and state officials announced today that the deadline to register for Individual Assistance, Public Assistance and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans has been extended another month. Anyone who suffered damage in the Feb. 28 Nisqually Earthquake now has until June 30 to register.
May 18, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $81.7 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 May 17.
May 17, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Even though the Nisqually Earthquake happened nearly two months ago, Washington residents are still discovering damage done by the quake to their homes and properties, said officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Earthquake damages are sometimes hard to assess," said Bill Lokey, Federal Coordinating Officer. "If a flood destroys your home, it's obvious. You can easily see the water line. But earthquake damages are different, because a small crack could become a huge problem in a few weeks."

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