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April 29, 2011
SEATTLE - National Arson Awareness Week is traditionally observed the first week in May, and this year’s theme is Working Together to Extinguish Serial Arson. According to FEMA Regional Administrator...
April 11, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. -- National Volunteer Week is observed 10-16 April, and according to  FEMA Regional Administrator Ken Murphy, it’s all about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out...
March 25, 2011
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 Oregon. Assistance for...
March 25, 2011
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to Washington to supplement the...
March 25, 2011
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to Oregon to supplement the state...
March 25, 2011
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 Washington. Assistance for...
March 14, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-sponsored 2011 National Flood Safety Awareness Week,...
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...
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...
February 18, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Oregon and...
February 18, 2011
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 Oregon. Assistance for...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
November 1, 2010
SEATTLE, Wash. -- November marks the beginning of flood season in the Pacific Northwest, yet many residents remain without flood insurance because they don't live in a mapped floodplain and don't...

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