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 12, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Owners of homes and business buildings damaged by the February 28 Nisqually earthquake should not wait for an inspection before registering for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Some people are under the impression they must contact a building inspector for an inspection before they contact FEMA. This is not true," said Bill Lokey, federal coordinating officer.
April 10, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Since 1966, nearly 73,000 structures, sites and districts throughout the country have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. People like historic buildings to live in, work in and visit. But keeping them in their original condition, especially after a natural disaster, is a monumental task. When the Nisqually Earthquake hit the Puget Sound Area, hundreds of historic structures were affected. Many of these buildings might lose their cultural and historic integrity if there were not federal historic preservation laws in place to protect them.
April 9, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mitigation Division brings its traveling demonstration of earthquake repairs, preparedness and mitigation to Lakewood Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15.
April 9, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mitigation Division brings its traveling demonstration of earthquake repairs, preparedness and mitigation to Auburn Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15.
April 6, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Estimates to repair or restore damages caused by the Nisqually Earthquake to public entities will top $200 million. Initially more than 600 public buildings along with certain bridges and roads have been identified as possible candidates for Public Assistance. As of this date some 200 Requests for Public Assistance have been submitted.
April 6, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $28.5 million in aid to help Washington residents and businesses following the Nisqually earthquake. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts since the Presidential disaster declaration on March 1.

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