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Tag Archives: Emergency Preparedness

VICTORY! U.S. House passes Suzan DelBene’s National Landslide Preparedness Act

Excerpt: The bill would advance our understanding of the geology behind landslides and make funds available for emergency preparedness programs pertaining to landslides.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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On fifth anniversary of Oso slide, NPI calls on Legislature to fund geologic hazards research

Excerpt: NPI is calling on Washington's lawmakers to appropriate funding so geologic hazards like slides can be researched by our Department of Natural Resources.
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Mammoth public lands bill gets resounding vote of support on final passage in U.S. House

Excerpt: A bill that will expand our national parks system and permanently reauthorize the Land & Water Conservation Fund has cleared Congress.
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Safety First! New WSDOT video explains how SR 99 tunnel is designed to withstand quakes

Excerpt: In the event of a large earthquake, the new SR 99 tunnel will be by far the safest place to be, according to seismic experts. Learn why.
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Hurricane Irma heading for the United States; Florida will take direct, devastating hit

Excerpt: Sunshine will soon be but a memory in the Sunshine State, with the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever recorded set to roar ashore in a matter of hours. "If" is no longer a question. Irma is coming, and it's going to be bad.
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Wildfire roundup for September 5th, 2017: Washington, Oregon, and Idaho are burning

Excerpt: For months, authorities across the Pacific Northwest have been warning that our region was facing an extreme wildfire risk this summer that would only be exacerbated by a lack of precipitation. As we approach the autumnal equinox, those fears have come to pass, with a series of devastating fires burning up and down the Cascade […]
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Hurricane Harvey’s impact worsens as rainfall continues to deluge greater Houston

Excerpt: Last week, as readers know, Hurricane Harvey roared ashore in Texas, making its first landfall at Rockport around 03:00 UTC. It is the first hurricane to make landfall in the southern United States in twelve years, ending a record stretch that began following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma in 2005. Since then, […]
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Windstorm lashes western Pacific Northwest, felling trees and knocking out power

Excerpt: A powerful windstorm rolled through the Pacific Northwest today, felling trees, knocking out power, and forcing the closure of roads and bridges. Gusts of more than sixty miles per hour were reported in many places, like Seattle’s Discovery Park, which recorded a peak gust of sixty-six miles per hour at 4 PM. Winds were also […]
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President Obama signs emergency declaration for Washington State to help mudslide victims

Excerpt: Good news. This just in from the White House: Today, the President declared an emergency in the State of Washington and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from flooding and mudslides beginning on March 22, 2014, and continuing. The President’s action authorizes the Department of […]
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Time to give the failed I-5 Skagit River span a new name: The Tim Eyman Memorial Bridge

Excerpt: Yesterday afternoon on Daily Kos, progressive activist Wu Ming suggested that, in the wake of the failure of Interstate 5’s Skagit River crossing, which carries more than seventy thousand vehicles a day, it would be appropriate to give the span a new name: The Tim Eyman Memorial Bridge. Ming wrote: As I watched the coverage […]
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Governor Inslee: Repair of collapsed I-5 Skagit River Bridge is estimated at $15 million

Excerpt: It’s only been sixteen hours since a section of the bridge that carries Interstate 5 over the Skagit River collapsed, but already the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is working on a plan to put the span back together. Experts have estimated the cost of a bridge repair at around $15 million, according to […]
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Monster tornado rips through Moore, Oklahoma, killing at least thirty-seven people

Excerpt: Disaster strikes again: A massive tornado roared through Moore and south Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon, grinding up neighborhoods and ravaging at least one elementary school in its path. Terror quickly spread as the Emergency Medical Services Authority rushed ambulances to Briarwood Elementary School in the Moore School District and to several homes, businesses and […]
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President Obama to travel to New Jersey tomorrow, inspect damage with Chris Christie

Excerpt: President Barack Obama will travel to New Jersey tomorrow to inspect damage caused by Superstorm Sandy with Republican Governor Chris Christie. The President will spend his time “talking with citizens who are recovering from the storm and thanking first responders who put their lives at risk to protect their communities”, White House Press Secretary Jay […]
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Hurricane Sandy barrels towards East Coast, bringing commerce and travel to a halt

Excerpt: One of the most destructive storms ever to threaten the United States is hours away from slamming into the Atlantic seaboard, meteorologists are warning. Hurricane Sandy, which has already killed dozens of people in the Carribbean, is projected to make landfall sometime tomorrow evening between the Chesapeake and the mouth of the Hudson River. The […]
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