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June 19, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced a disaster declaration to help state, local and tribal governments, including Alaska native villages, as well as...
June 18, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Ample moisture and cooler temperatures for Alaska and Pacific Northwest states may keep 2009 fire potential in normal ranges, but after multiple weeks of warm weather, fuel supplies...
June 17, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Summer is the peak season for one of America's deadliest weather phenomena-lightning.  In 2008, hundreds of people were permanently injured by lightning strikes across the country,...
June 11, 2009
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for Alaska. Assistance for...
June 11, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C.  -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the State...
June 5, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Last night, a massive line of thunderstorms struck across the Pacific Northwest, knocking out power in over 100 communities across Washington, Oregon and Idaho.  But all power...
June 4, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- This winter Washington was hit with back-to-back storms which resulted in two major Presidential disaster declarations for the severe winter storm and record and near record snow...
May 15, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help the State of Alaska fight the Mile 17 East...
May 7, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Disaster aid for homeowners, renters, business owners, state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations affected by the severe flooding between Jan. 6 and 16...
April 27, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Next week (3-9 May 2009) is National Arson Awareness Week, and the U.S. Fire Administration has partnered up with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Fire Arms; the Coalition Against...
April 16, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) announced today that additional counties are now eligible for disaster Public...
April 6, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- As Washington residents have demonstrated throughout the storms and flooding of the past few years, they care not only for themselves, but for their neighbors, too. Now, concern for...
April 2, 2009
Salem, Oregon. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced an amendment to its disaster declaration for Oregon for the December 20-26, 2008 period of severe winter storm, record...
April 2, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Flooding and Washington, unfortunately, seem to go hand-in-hand. Of the state's total of 43 Presidential disaster declarations, 31 have involved flooding. We don't need pictures of...
April 1, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Disaster officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) announced today that federal/ state Individual...
March 27, 2009
FEMA Public Assistance Grant programs provide assistance to eligible private nonprofit organizations, in addition to eligible local, county, state, and municipal governments for approved disaster-...
March 26, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Time has almost run out for residents affected by the January 6-16, 2009, severe winter storm, landslides, mudslides and flooding to register for federal/state assistance. Officials...
March 20, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash.  -- Washington residents have received almost $11 million in federal disaster assistance since the Presidential disaster declaration was issued on January 30, 2009, to help those...
March 18, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Flood insurance, home elevation and other measures to protect homes from flooding and other bad weather are among the top concerns Washington residents are inquiring about from...
March 18, 2009
SALEM Ore. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced an amendment to its disaster declaration for Oregon for the December 20-26, 2008 period of severe winter storms, record...

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