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September 8, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today authorized the use of federal funds to help Washington State fight the Monastery Complex Fire burning in Klickitat County. FEMA...
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September 2, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. -- September is National Preparedness Month, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has joined with more than 6,000 federal, tribal, state and local coalition members from across...
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August 8, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. -- What would happen if a 9.0 earthquake struck the Seattle region? Approximately two hundred emergency managers, geologists, Geographic Information System (GIS) specialists and...
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July 7, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Wildfire experts and weather specialists have predicted a low-risk, late-starting wildfire season for the Pacific Northwest this summer, but emergency managers caution against...
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June 29, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. -- As skies clear and weather turns warmer, Pacific Northwest residents are hoping for glorious weather this Fourth of July. But however the weather turns out, the Federal Emergency...
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June 15, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Observed the last full week of June, National Lightning Safety Awareness Week not only helps get safety messages out in time for the Fourth of July, but also signals summer as...
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May 11, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. -- National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day...
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May 2, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $1,028,938 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding to Washington State...
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April 29, 2011
SEATTLE - National Arson Awareness Week is traditionally observed the first week in May, and this year’s theme is Working Together to Extinguish Serial Arson. According to FEMA Regional Administrator...
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April 11, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. -- National Volunteer Week is observed 10-16 April, and according to  FEMA Regional Administrator Ken Murphy, it’s all about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out...
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