Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 27, 2006
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Because of a federal disaster declaration following the Jan. 27 through Feb. 4 winter storms and slides, the State of Washington is in the process of receiving funds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that will help more than 60 applicants, including seven tribes, in 11 counties with disaster recovery expenses.
June 15, 2006
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- When disaster strikes, businesses can be affected too: buildings can be damaged, inventory ruined, and records lost. Yet, orders still must be filled and payrolls must be met. Owners, caught up in building the business, meeting with customers and handling employee issues, often fail to prepare for the worst. According to disaster recovery officials, preparing for a disaster, and mitigating the damage a business in the area most likely would suffer, is something every company should do.
June 8, 2006
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington was the first state in the nation to have an enhanced State Mitigation Plan approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Approval of the plan increases Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds from 7.5 percent to 20 percent, providing a greater allotment to implement the state’s mitigation program.
May 30, 2006
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- State and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in 11 counties are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance following a May 17 presidential disaster declaration. The federal declaration opens the door to reimbursement for eligible emergency work and repair or replacement of facilities damaged during the severe storms, flooding and landslides that occurred Jan. 27 through Feb. 4.
May 25, 2006
Disaster Federal Register Notice
May 17, 2006
WASHINGTON , D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Washington to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, tidal surge, landslides and mudslides during the period of January 27 to February 4, 2006.