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May 23, 2000
SEATTLE, Wash. -- May 31, 2000 is National Dam Safety Awareness Day, marking the worst dam disaster in United States history: the South Fork Dam failure above Johnston, Pennsylvania of 1889....
May 23, 2000
On May 6th, Peter Ribble, Deschutes County Project Impact Coordinator, Andrew Hendrickson, FEMA Community Liaison, and several thousand Bend area residents participated in the 3rd annual FireFree...
May 22, 2000
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Residences and businesses in the City of Umatilla and near the southeastern corner of the Umatilla Chemical Depot will begin receiving Tone Alert Radios this week. This is the...
May 22, 2000
SALEM, Ore. -- On Thursday, May 25, 2000 U.S. Fire Administration Administrator Carrye B. Brown will join Deschutes County Commissioners Linda Swearingen and Dennis Luke, FEMA Regional Director David...
May 19, 2000
BOISE, Idaho -- On Friday, 26 May, 2000 FEMA Associate Director Mike Armstrong will join Blaine County Commissioner Mary Ann Mix, and a host of government, business, community and nonprofit agency...
May 16, 2000
It was 20 years ago this month that Mount St. Helens in Washington State erupted. Ash and steam had poured out and avalanches of snow and ice had thundered down the mountain's sides for two months,...
May 9, 2000
SEATTLE, Wash. -- This week (May 6-13) is National Safe Kids Week, a good time to address the attendant safety issues heralded as spring and summer sports seasons come into full swing. According to...
May 2, 2000
Wildfires are a natural part of living in the urban interface. Hundreds of homes are threatened, and several are lost as our region experiences another hot, dry, summer. Awbrey Hall, Skeleton, and...
May 2, 2000
SEATTLE, Wash. -- This week (April 30 - May 6) is National Arson Awareness Week, and the United States Fire Administration (USFA), a directorate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is asking...
April 26, 2000
Deschutes County, Oregon, located on the Eastern slopes of the Cascade Range, is a new Project Impact community. A major focus includes pre-disaster planning for recurring wildland fires in the urban...
April 24, 2000
Walla Walla High volunteers assisted the Project Impact team with a survey of homes in the east portion of Walla Walla County during Spring Break . The survey will help identify structures that may...
April 24, 2000
SEATTLE, Wash. -- April is traditionally Disaster Preparedness Month in the United States, with observances ranging from Governors' proclamations to statewide "Drop, Cover and Hold" exercises. Next...
April 17, 2000
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Pierce County property owners already enjoy reduced flood insurance premiums, and thanks to their community's participation in the National Flood Insurance Program voluntary...
April 17, 2000
The best emergency response system isn't designed to prevent school shootings, natural disasters or other large-scale emergencies. But, it enables public safety agencies to respond quickly and...
April 5, 2000
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Over the last 12 months the Federal Emergency Management Agency regional office has donated truckloads of surplus computer and related communications equipment to Monroe Public...
March 27, 2000
SEATTLE, Wash. -- April is Disaster Preparedness Month. This year's theme in Washington State: "Prepare Because You Care," is all about energizing citizens, businesses and local governments to take...
March 24, 2000
BOISE, Idaho -- The State of Idaho will observe Severe Weather Awareness Week, April 17 - 21, 2000. It's a special week set aside to focus on the potentially deadly effects of sudden storms and...
March 22, 2000
The American Red Cross nationwide "Virtual Auction" goes live on-line on Friday, March 24, with more than 700 unique and exciting items from all over the country. Microsoft MSN will host the ten-day...
March 22, 2000
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- With spring breakup just around the corner, disaster response officials are encouraging Alaskans to review their current insurance policy and make sure flooding is a covered...
March 21, 2000
SALEM, Ore. -- April is Disaster Preparedness Month in Washington, and Earthquake Awareness Month in Oregon. April 17-21 commemorates Severe Weather Awareness Week in Idaho. The slightly shifting...

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