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2012-04-13 04:00 - News Release

SALEM, Ore. -- In 2006, severe winds and falling trees took out a huge segment of a heavily-wooded transmission line. This wasn’t the first time, and it wouldn’t be the last. But with help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the West Oregon Electric Cooperative (WOEC) found a way to end the cycle.

2012-04-09 04:00 - News Release

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregonians may be water-weary, but those with flood insurance know they have chosen the best way to protect their homes from flooding.  “Flooding is the most common disaster in this country, but homeowner’s insurance rarely covers flood damage,” said the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph Diemont.

2012-03-30 04:00 - News Release

SALEM, Ore. -- Once the January 2012 storms were over and floodwaters receded, Oregon faced a massive--and expensive--cleanup and rebuilding process. Much of that work falls to local governments. They must marshal first responders during a disaster, clear out tons of debris, and repair and rebuild damaged public property. After a major disaster declaration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance (PA) program is available to help. PA dollars benefit everyone.

2012-03-27 04:00 - News Release

SALEM, Ore. -- Officials in 12 Oregon counties hit by January’s winter storms have until April 1 to submit official requests for federal assistance the Oregon Office of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency said today. 

2012-03-02 05:00 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available for the state of Oregon to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of January 17-21, 2012.

2012-03-02 05:00 - News Release

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 the State and Affected Local, Tribal Governments Can Include as Required: