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FEMA Provides Federal Funds to Help Fight the Ryegrass Coulee Fire

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Ryegrass Coulee Fire in Kittitas County, Washington.

 

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FEMA Approves $2.5 Million for Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe Tsunami Vertical Evacuation Tower

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe will receive $2.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for construction of a vertical evacuation shelter for protecting the population from tsunamis. That amount represents the 90 percent federal share of a total project cost of over $2.5 million.

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FEMA Provides Federal Funds to Help Fight Oregon’s Graham Fire

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Graham Fire in Jefferson County, Oregon.

 

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Tsunami Preparedness Exercise at Quinault Indian Nation Brings Together Partners from All Levels of Government

TAHOLAH, Wash. – How would the Quinault Indian Nation respond to a major tsunami that devastated Washington’s coastal communities and prevented outside help from getting to the tribe immediately?

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30 Years of Hazard Mitigation: FEMA and the State of Oregon Highlight a Local Success Story

BOTHELL, Wash. - In 2015 a Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker article, “The Really Big One,” brought the Cascadia Subduction Zone and a potential devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami to national attention. Here in the Pacific Northwest, emergency managers were already well aware of the threat and were taking action to mitigate the potential damage.

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FEMA Approves $1.3 Million for Project to Eugene Water and Electric Board

BOTHELL, Wash. – Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) will receive $1.3 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for hazard mitigation measures taken to reframe 4.28 miles of feeder line in 12 sites and underground 1.44 miles of feeder line in 3 sites to minimize future impacts from severe winter storms from DR-4296-OR.

The $1,362,768 grant represents a federal share of the total project cost of $1,817,025. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.

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FEMA Approves $3.1 Million for Project to the State of Alaska Division of Forestry

BOTHELL, Wash. – Department of Natural Resources, State of Alaska Division of Forestry will receive $3.1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for wildfire suppression and structure protection costs based on the threat from the Sockeye Fire.

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30 Years of Hazard Mitigation, FEMA and the State of Washington highlight a local success story

BOTHELL, Wash. – Walk through the charming town of Port Townsend, and you likely won’t notice some critical safety enhancements now in place to help protect visitors and residents during an earthquake.

The seismic retrofits help ensure the old buildings in this historic town survive when the ground shakes, and serve as a success story as the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state’s Emergency Management Division celebrate 30 years of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).

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30 Years of Hazard Mitigation, FEMA and the State of Idaho highlight local success stories

Each $1 spent on mitigation can save $6 on disaster recovery.

Boise, Idaho – For years, when heavy or even moderate rainfall happened in the City of Blackfoot, Idaho, it wasn’t unusual to have chronic flooding in streets and homes. It was a problem that plagued the Bingham County town of roughly 13,000 people for years. Thanks to the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant, the city is addressing the stormwater drainage issue. The undertaking will save thousands of dollars that would otherwise be used trying to respond to such events each year.

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Mike O’Hare Appointed as FEMA Region 10 Administrator

BOTHELL, Wash. – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long swore in Mike O’Hare as the new Regional Administrator (RA) for FEMA Region 10 on Monday.

“I am pleased to be joining FEMA as the administrator for Region 10,” O’Hare said. “I look forward to working closely with our government, private sector and non-governmental partners as we continue to strengthen our culture of preparedness and community resilience.”

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