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March 8, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Daylight Savings Time in the United States starts on the second Sunday in March of each year and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages all Americans to use the change...
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February 28, 2011
SEATTLE -- March is American Red Cross Month, a great opportunity for citizens, families and businesses to review disaster plans and build or restock emergency kits.  According to FEMA Regional...
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February 16, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Over two  hundred floodplain managers, watershed and land-use planners, flood and diking district officials and environmental specialists will meet at the Edmonds Conference Center...
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January 31, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. --  Each year on average 18,300 Americans are injured, and more than 3,500 die in fires, with children age 14 and under making up 10-15 percent of all fire deaths.  National Burn...
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January 4, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash.  -- January has been recognized as National Blood Donor Month for over forty years (since 1970).  Blood is traditionally in short supply during the winter months due to holiday travel...
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December 16, 2010
SEATTLE, Wash. -- With the holiday season upon us and 2011 fast approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging all Americans to make emergency preparedness one of their...
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December 10, 2010
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The National Weather Service has reported record rainfall in Portland and has issued flood watches for western Washington counties. Current projections include snow in higher...
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December 3, 2010
SEATTLE, Wash. -- From winter storms, floods and even pandemic contagion— all disasters have one thing in common: they remind us of the importance of pre-disaster preparedness.  But good intentions...
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November 16, 2010
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Strong winds walloped the west coast last night, felling trees, blocking highways and causing sporadic power failures.  As utility crews work to restore power, emergency managers...
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November 8, 2010
SEATTLE -- The month of November traditionally signals the beginning of flood season here in the Pacific Northwest. But just as you don’t need to live in a mapped floodplain to need flood insurance,...
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