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Valley Fire doing home safety checks, distributing new smoke alarms, thanks to grant

Spokane Valley Fire Department will be making safety visits to more than 500 homes in high-risk areas over the next year, thanks to a $117,000 grant from the Federal Emergency …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 2:39 p.m.

Trump administration disavows Puerto Rico power contract

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it had no involvement in the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico’s power grid to a tiny …


Kootenai Electric gets $6 million grant to bury power lines

Kootenai Electric Cooperative will receive a $6 million federal grant to bury power lines in an effort to reduce power outages from powerful storms.


UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 2:48 p.m.

Flood-damaged homes and businesses in Spokane County could qualify for emergency funding

Spokane County officials are asking businesses, renters and homeowners to report any property damage caused by late-winter flooding. They’re trying to determine whether the county meets cost thresholds to apply …


Homeland Security chief pledges Louisiana aid amid floods

After a tour of flood-ravaged southern Louisiana, the nation’s Homeland Security secretary is pledging that the federal government “will be here as long as it takes to help this community …


State files request for aid from storm damage

Washington has filed a formal request for federal disaster aid to help with damage from November’s windstorms and floods.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 9:28 p.m.

FEMA: No federal aid to Washington homeowners burned out by wildfires

The Federal Emergency Management Agency denies aid to individual homeowners burned out by last summer’s wildfires in Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2015, 8:21 p.m.

Eight counties, Colville Tribe getting disaster aid for wildfires

Some counties and the Colville tribe will get disaster aid to cover part of the costs of this summer’s historic wildfires.


Lake Spokane wildfire now tops 900 acres

A hundred firefighters from around the state drew a literal line in the sand Thursday in southern Stevens County in what appeared to be a successful ploy to contain the …


FEMA covers snow costs

Local governments, schools and nonprofit agencies in Spokane County have been reimbursed $5.7 million for their costs in responding to record snows that began in mid-December 2008 and continued through …