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

May 14, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mitigation Division brings its traveling demonstration of earthquake repairs, preparedness and mitigation to Mt. Vernon and Smokey Point this weekend. "This Strong House: The Nuts and Bolts of Strengthening."
May 11, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $72 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 10.
May 7, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mitigation Division brings its traveling demonstration of earthquake repairs, preparedness and mitigation to Federal Way this Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13. What: "This Strong House: The Nuts and Bolts of Strengthening."Where: Lowe's Hardware, 35205 16th Ave. S., Federal WayWhen: Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
May 4, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $62.4 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 2.
May 1, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- On February 28, 2001, mitigation and safety measures in the Lake Washington School District were put to the test when the 6.8 Nisqually Earthquake hit the Puget Sound area of western Washington. Ironically, one of the teachers had told her students that there would be an earthquake drill sometime during the day. When the real quake struck later that afternoon, one child responded with "How d' you make it feel so real? Can you do it again?"
April 27, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $53.6 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 close of business April 26.

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