Washington Earthquake (DR-1361)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
April 6, 2001
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 5, 2001
Olympia, WA -- At the far opposite end of the earthquake damage list from bridges, viaducts and buildings are vulnerable and often elderly people. On a personal level, their needs are as important as buildings but sometimes as complex. Usually they do not require a lot of tax dollars and only a listening ear. That is the little recognized world of Neil Molenaar, Church World Service regional facilitator. Molenaar is currently working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's volunteer liaison to coordinate with Washington's faith-based earthquake recovery project.
April 5, 2001
Olympia, WA -- The most frequent questions asked by residents impacted by the Nisqually Earthquake are as follows: Q: How do I register for FEMA assistance? A: Call the toll-free number at 1-800-462-9029 (TTY:1-800-462-7585). Residents and business owners in the declared counties have until April 30, 2001 to register for federal and state disaster assistance.
April 2, 2001
Olympia, WA -- In the month since a federal disaster was declared on March 1 for the February 28th Nisqually Earthquake much progress has been made toward recovery. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division have responded to the needs of individuals, businesses and public entities with unprecedented speed.
March 30, 2001
Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $14.9 million in aid to help Washington residents following the Nisqually earthquake.The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts since the Presidential disaster declaration on March 1.
March 30, 2001
Chehalis, Kent, Silverdale and Tacoma Disaster Recovery Centers Will Remain Open an Additional Week-Until April 6 Before Becoming SBA Disaster Offices
Olympia, WA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and State disaster recovery officials announced today that Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Chehalis, Kent, Silverdale, and Tacoma will remain open yet another week through April 6. As previously announced, these DRCs will continue to operate as SBA Disaster Offices after that date except for the Chehalis location which will close on April 6. The DRCs and SBA offices will continue to be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday
Incident period: February 28, 2001 to March 16, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 1, 2001