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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...
October 25, 2010
SEATTLE, Wash. --The National Weather Service is projecting La Nina weather conditions this year, with attendant wet weather and above average lowland snow events. Here in the Pacific Northwest,...
October 15, 2010
SEATTLE --  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,074,428 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the Washington Emergency...
October 4, 2010
On 10 September 2010, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requested and was approved for a one-year extension to the September 2010 date for compliance with a Biological Opinion (BiOp) on...
September 8, 2010
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $1,092,347 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding to the state of...
September 3, 2010
BOISE—The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced Pre-Disaster Mitigation Competitive (PDM-C) grant awards of  $1,593,691 to the City of...
August 27, 2010
SEATTLE, Wa. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) late Thursday evening authorized the use of federal funds to help the State of Idaho fight the...
August 27, 2010
SEATTLE, Wash. --The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency today (4:30 p.m. Pacific) authorized the use of federal funds to help Washington State fight the Slide...
July 27, 2010
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 the State of Idaho....
July 27, 2010
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 for Idaho and ordered...
July 19, 2010
SEATTLE, Wash. --The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today authorized the use of federal funds to help Washington State fight the Cowiche Mills Fire...
July 5, 2010
BOISE, Idaho -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been working closely with the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (IBHS) to monitor local needs resulting from the storms and flooding of 2-...
June 28, 2010
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Weather forecasts are mixed in the Pacific Northwest for this year’s Fourth of July observances, but however the weather turns out, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...
June 17, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate today applauded President Obama's appointment of Kenneth Dean Murphy as FEMA Regional Administrator for...

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