Stories tagged: disaster relief
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 4:55 p.m.
Hurricane Harvey survivors feel grief, distress months later
Deb Eberhart couldn’t sleep and was easily moved to tears as she worked to coordinate repairs to her Houston home in the months after flooding from Hurricane Harvey besieged it …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
Athletes heeded call for help when disasters struck in 2017
J.J. Watt had a modest goal when he launched a fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
FEMA chief says agency didn’t approve Whitefish contract
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials had nothing to do with approving a pricey no-bid contract to restore the power grid in Puerto Rico, the head of the agency told Congress …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
After deployment to Puerto Rico, Spokane Valley volunteer describes difficult, uplifting experience
When Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, it caused catastrophic damage to the island – flooding roadways, collapsing power grids and destroying homes. Valley resident Devin …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Yellen sounds upbeat note on economy and inflation prospects
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation prospects in coming months, saying the impact of the recent hurricanes will …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
White House to seek almost $30 billion in new disaster response funding
The White House as soon as Wednesday will ask Congress to authorize almost $30 billion in new funding to address recent natural disasters, a senior administration official said, adding to …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets
A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
SBA assistance available to Idaho nonprofits
Federal officials say certain private nonprofit organizations are eligible for low-interest disaster loans following President Donald Trump’s disaster declaration due to heavy flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred earlier this …
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Obama signs disaster declaration for November storms
President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for damage done by storms throughout the state in November, making federal assistance available in 16 Washington counties.
Wed., July 23, 2014, 9:08 a.m.
Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency
OLYMPIA — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control. With more rain in the forecast, …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2012, 6:34 a.m.
Commerce secretary declares Alaska salmon disaster
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — King salmon fisheries in major Alaska watersheds have been declared failures by the U.S. Department of Commerce, making commercial fishermen eligible for disaster relief.
Mon., Oct. 20, 1997
Mexicans Accuse Soldiers Of Hoarding Aid
Growing tension between Acapulco residents and hurricane aid workers added to Mexico’s hardships Sunday, as the nation tries to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Pauline. About 2,000 people lined …
Tue., June 20, 1995
Counties Eligible For Disaster Relief
Eighteen Eastern Washington counties have been declared eligible for federal natural disaster relief from drought and low temperatures that have occurred since Sept. 1, 1993. The Rural Economic and Community …