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

March 29, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- In the month of April, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mitigation Division is going on the road throughout the Puget Sound area with an earthquake preparedness and mitigation presentation. The 2-hour show, titled "This Strong House: The Nuts and Bolts of Strengthening," will feature earthquake repair and retrofit examples, including a cut-away model house, a chimney model and a cabinet model. FEMA will explain how to structurally and non-structurally retrofit a home. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public.
March 29, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Residents unemployed as a result of the Nisqually Earthquake who live or work in the declared counties are eligible to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today. "This program extends coverage only to those who would otherwise be ineligible for unemployment compensation under the regular state program," said Diane Offord, State Coordinating Officer. To date, Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) reports that nearly 170 applications have been requested.
March 28, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $14,315,378 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 27, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $13,796,255 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 26, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $13 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 23, 2001
News Release
Olympia, WA -- Public agencies from across the state will have until April 30, 2001, to identify hazard mitigation projects that could be funded under grants from Nisqually Earthquake hazard mitigation money, according to Marty Best, state mitigation officer with the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD).

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