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

April 20, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $42.6 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.
April 19, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- The neat little white house still sits on a Poulsbo hill and does not look its 89 years. It looks the same as it did before the February 28 earthquake that shook the Puget Sound area with violence measured at 6.8. But there is a hidden difference. Before the quake, the house was just there, sitting. Now it hunkers down, ready to stubbornly resist the next shaking by tectonic plates.
April 17, 2001
News Release
April 17, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Joe M. Allbaugh, the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), announced today that the deadline for individuals and business owners to register for federal and state disaster assistance has been extended one month. Anyone who suffered damage in the Nisqually Earthquake of February 28 now has until May 31 to register. The announcement was made at the Fourth Avenue bridge where construction on a temporary bridge is underway.
April 17, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh announced today the addition of four more counties for Public Assistance (PA) funds as a result of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Washington on Feb. 28. The announcement was made at the Fourth Avenue bridge in Olympia where construction on a temporary bridge is underway.

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