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July 29, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Sustained record-breaking temperatures have raised wildfire hazards throughout the Pacific Northwest.? With wildfires burning in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state, FEMA...
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June 18, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Ample moisture and cooler temperatures for Alaska and Pacific Northwest states may keep 2009 fire potential in normal ranges, but after multiple weeks of warm weather, fuel supplies...
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June 17, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Summer is the peak season for one of America's deadliest weather phenomena-lightning.  In 2008, hundreds of people were permanently injured by lightning strikes across the country,...
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June 5, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Last night, a massive line of thunderstorms struck across the Pacific Northwest, knocking out power in over 100 communities across Washington, Oregon and Idaho.  But all power...
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April 27, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Next week (3-9 May 2009) is National Arson Awareness Week, and the U.S. Fire Administration has partnered up with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Fire Arms; the Coalition Against...
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December 24, 2008
SEATTLE, Wash. -- For several weeks now, the Pacific Northwest has been in the icy grip of successive winter storms, and there's every sign that there is more to come.  But current projections for...
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December 17, 2008
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Regional Administrator Dennis Hunsinger will be in Oak Harbor Friday, 19 December 2008? at the North Whidbey Fire and Rescue...
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November 3, 2008
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Many Pacific Northwest residents remain without flood insurance because their home or business hasn't been flooded-yet. However, according to Acting Regional Administrator Dennis...
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October 1, 2008
SALEM, Ore. ?-- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that effective 1 November 2008, the City of Shady Cove will be returned to a position of "good standing" within the National...
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September 29, 2008
SEATTLE, Wash. -- On 22 September 2008, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released a biological opinion on the effects of FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) throughout Puget...
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