Oso WA


Local, State, and Federal partners continue working one-on-one with survivors of the State Route 530 Landslide in Oso, Washington

“We are determined to provide as much personalized attention as possible here to survivors of this heart-breaking tragedy,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Michael J. Hall. “Our goal is, when desired, to meet personally with each individual – whether they lost a loved one, their home or were severely impacted in some other way.” Three…


Oso, WA: Disaster unemployment benefits authorized for SR-530 landslide

According to the Indian Country Today Media Network.com President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for the region of Washington State decimated by the SR-530 landslide, which at last count had killed 29 people, with 19 still missing. The declaration makes federal aid available to “supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area…


When disaster takes out the phone and internet connections, military and local groups help make the link ~DVIDS

Since Hurricane Katrina, so much has changed in our nation’s response to disaster, not only with our own collective cultural mindset, but particularly with our Federal response to disaster. FEMA is much improved, streamlined and focused. However it is our US National Guard/Military Logistics who have stepped up and into the scene, which is the…