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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...
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...
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...
March 20, 2000
SDART (Seattle Disaster Aid & Response Teams) and Seattle Project Impact are hosting DISASTER SATURDAY, a community forum designed to help you minimize your vulnerability to earthquakes and other...
March 17, 2000
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska has it all - including the full gammet of potential natural disasters - and disaster safety counselors are set to share their collective knowledge of disaster prevention...
March 16, 2000
SALEM, Ore. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities initiative has been well received in the Pacific Northwest, particularly here in...
March 15, 2000
SEATTLE, Wash. -- March is American Red Cross Month, an opportunity for individuals, families, businesses and even government agencies to review their own level of preparedness if disaster strikes,...
March 10, 2000
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Shoppers at the Dimond Center Mall on Old Seward Highway can learn how to protect themselves and their families against potential disasters such as avalanches, earthquakes,...
March 9, 2000
BREMERTON, Wash. -- Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology will soon allow Kitsap County planners and emergency management officials to better protect their citizens from the effects of...
March 2, 2000
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities initiative has been well received in the Pacific Northwest, particularly here in...

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