Stories tagged: FEMA
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Inslee seeks FEMA aid for storm damage
Gov. Jay Inslee asks for federal aid to help cover costs of winter 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 …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Louisiana governor asks Congress for $2B for flood recovery
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday appealed to Congress to approve $2 billion in aid for his state, part of a two-day trip to Washington to ask for federal …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 9:40 a.m.
FEMA criticized as slow on disaster housing aid in Louisiana
The first out-of-state congressman to survey Louisiana’s damage from catastrophic flooding says the Federal Emergency Management Agency response has been “pitiful.”
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
In flooded Louisiana, a cleanup and a search for bodies
At least 40,000 homes were damaged and 10 people killed in the historic Louisiana floods, the governor said Tuesday, giving a stark assessment of the widespread disaster.
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016, 6:15 p.m.
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.
Sat., Aug. 15, 2015, 3:33 p.m.
FEMA announces funding for several fires in Washington, Idaho
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared that several fires in Washington and Idaho threaten widespread destruction and are eligible for federal funding.
Wed., June 3, 2015
Bonner County to buy, raze house in floodway
A $509,000 federal grant will allow Bonner County to purchase and raze a home that was improperly built in the Pack River’s floodway, potentially jeopardizing other local landowners’ ability to …
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
Editorial: FEMA aid denied, neighbors care for Carlton Complex fire victims
The Federal Emergency Management Agency may not be up to the task of helping fire victims, but their neighbors are. In fact, local and state capacity to assist those who …
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
Feds deny disaster aid to individual Washington wildfire victims
President Barack Obama denied a request Tuesday for disaster aid to individuals who lost homes and property in the Central Washington wildfires less than a day after approving a disaster …
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014, 10:25 a.m.
State seeks major disaster aid for fires
Central Washington families, businesses and governments need federal aid to help cover the losses from this summer’s wildfires, Gov. Jay Inslee says in a request to the federal government.
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, …
Thu., July 10, 2014, 7:51 a.m.
Federal money pledged toward Lake Spokane firefighting costs
Federal authorities will help bankroll the cost of fighting the Lake Spokane wildfire that’s already charred hundreds of acres across Stevens County.
Thu., June 6, 2013
Plans to restore the Saltese Flats in motion
Spokane County commissioners voted recently to move forward with a wetland restoration project on the Saltese Flats south of the Spokane Valley city limits without the participation of the city. …
Sun., Nov. 7, 2010
Education Notes: Rescue dog shows its skills
Otis, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s in-training rescue dog, recently spent time with Anita Dahmen’s second-grade students at Holy Family Catholic School. The 1-year-old black Lab is being trained by …
Thu., March 18, 2010, 4:15 p.m.
FEMA pays Spokane agencies millions for snowstorms
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 …
Sat., Feb. 20, 2010
Creek’s flood plain shrinks
After nearly 20 years of slogging through government regulations and appeals, some residents near Chester Creek are breathing a sigh of relief and looking forward to a few more dollars …
Thu., March 26, 2009
City scrambles to replenish snow emergency fund
Spokane Valley may be paying for this winter’s snow removal over the next four years. Federal disaster assistance is expected to remove a little of the sting, though.