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January 5, 2010
SALEM, Ore. – The State of Oregon will receive $3,227,778 from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). The money will be distributed in 30 counties to help nonprofit and local government...
December 23, 2009
SEATTLE – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it intends to re-issue the recently released preliminary flood insurance maps for...
December 18, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the State...
December 15, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is releasing preliminary flood risk maps to communities in Skagit County, Wash. The preliminary...
December 8, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Each and every year millions of American lives are disrupted by natural disasters ranging from earthquakes and tsunamis to floods and wildfire.  But all disasters—large or small—...
November 24, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $1,118,672 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding to Washington State...
October 20, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Municipality of Anchorage residents are about to pay less for flood insurance, as a direct result of their community’s active participation in the National Flood Insurance...
September 22, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today authorized the use of federal funds to help Oregon State fight the South County Fire...
September 18, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Although the August 10th registration deadline for individuals in the Alaska Gateway Regional Educational Attendance Area (REAA), Yukon Flats REAA, Yukon-Koyukuk REAA, Lower...
September 17, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- September is National Preparedness Month, and this year the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is using the calendar observance to focus on changing perceptions about...
September 9, 2009
September is National Preparedness Month, four calendar weeks set specifically aside to encourage citizens to prepare for disasters and emergencies by developing a plan, creating a disaster supply...
September 3, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reminding everyone that September is National Preparedness Month. This National Preparedness...
September 3, 2009
It's not every day that DC policymakers leave the realm of white papers, paté and Beltway buzz to travel to a place of ceremonial drumming, outhouses and mosquito buzz. But Beth Zimmerman, FEMA's new...
September 1, 2009
When a wall of water overwhelmed the Yukon River town of Stevens Village on May 8, residents fled for their lives. Neighbors drove boats through the village rescuing those who were trapped in their...
August 24, 2009
In early May residents of Tanana, a small Alaska Native village situated where the Yukon and Tanana Rivers meet, watched anxiously as reports of the destruction upriver reached them. When crushing...
August 17, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Disaster officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced today that federal...
August 11, 2009
When the Yukon River ice breakup happened this spring, it caused devastating flooding in the town of Eagle, Alaska, beginning May 4. A large ice jam developed about 10 miles downriver of Eagle,...
August 10, 2009
Among the many problems caused when the Yukon River flooded the town of Eagle this spring was the damage done to structures that have been built over the years for subsisting on the land. Most...
August 10, 2009
Mission Road, a gravel road between the town of Eagle and the Alaska Native settlement of Eagle Village, has been restored by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF...
August 3, 2009
The residents of Eagle, Alaska, are slowly getting their lives back to normal after having them turned upside down during the spring 2009 flooding and ice jams, which began May 4. Saturday night,...

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