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June 30, 2008
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Every year, Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, and picnics. As skies clear and weather turns warmer, Pacific Northwest residents are hoping for...
June 4, 2008
SEATTLE, Wash.? -- The National Safety Council (NSC) traditionally hosts National Safety Month every June to promote safety throughout the country, and this year's observances target the most...
May 22, 2008
SEATTLE, Wash. -- City of Orting Residents will enjoy reduced flood insurance premiums, thanks to their city's active participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating...
March 27, 2008
SALEM, Ore. -- The severe storms, wind, mudslides, landslides and flooding that swept through Oregon Dec. 1-17, 2007, left a path of destruction. Oregonians will long remember the swirling...
March 27, 2008
SALEM, Ore. -- After the December 2007 storms, the tiny coastal community of Gearhart had more downed trees than they had residents - well over 1,000 according to City Administrator Dennis McNally....
March 26, 2008
Lacey, Wash. -- "I didn't think I could get flood insurance" is an all-too-familiar statement to Calvin Camp of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). I have heard uninsured disaster...
March 21, 2008
SALEM, Ore. -- Seven Vernonia families, homeless since the December 2007 flood, will move into temporary housing - new mobile homes - beginning at about noon tomorrow, March 22, 2008. "We are...
March 20, 2008
SALEM, Ore. -- When flood waters swept through the little town of Vernonia, Aldie Howard had just been appointed Planning Director. But the city administrator was out of state and somebody had to...
March 18, 2008
Lacey, Wash. -- More than $72.5 million in disaster assistance has now been approved to help Washingtonians recover from the December 2007 storms, according to officials with Washington Emergency...
March 14, 2008
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Hundreds of geoscientists, engineers, insurance regulators, building officials, emergency managers and earthquake professionals will converge in Seattle to take part in the National...
March 12, 2008
SALEM, Ore -- Since early December 2007, the residents of Vernonia, Oregon have been coping: first with flood waters that inundated their small community; then with cleanup; and throughout with...
March 12, 2008
SALEM, Ore -- Since early December 2007, the residents of Vernonia, Oregon have been coping: first with flood waters that inundated their small community; then with cleanup; and throughout with...
March 10, 2008
Lacey, Wash. -- Mitigation work in the Centralia area after the 1996 floods saved a estimated $1.9? million in residential home damage in the December 2007 floods, a new Federal Emergency...
March 7, 2008
SALEM, Ore -- Just weeks ago, the land behind the Vernonia City Hall was piled high with rubble from the December 2007 flood. Now the property is groomed, utilities are in, and the site is ready...
March 6, 2008
SALEM, Ore. -- More than $20 million in disaster assistance is now approved to help Oregonians recover from the December 2007 storms, according to officials with Oregon Emergency Management, the...
March 6, 2008
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...
February 29, 2008
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency Regional Administrator Susan Reinertson has announced the appointment of Lon Biasco as the new Disaster Operations Division Director for FEMA...
February 27, 2008
SEATTLE, Wash. -- This year, Seattle plays host to the 22-26 April 2008 National Earthquake Conference, and although discounts for early registration expire 2 March, there's still plenty of time to...
February 25, 2008
Lacey, Wash. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) are partnering to help communities, tribes and certain non-profit...
February 22, 2008
SALEM, Ore. -- Low-income disaster victims who need legal assistance have until Friday, Feb. 29 to get free legal advice for disaster-related needs. The toll-free number is 1-800-452-7636. Call M-...

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