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President Obama declared an emergency exists in Washington due to raging wildfires and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts.
The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the counties of Asotin, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Klickitat, Okanogan, Pend Oreille,
originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: ketsuko
Yeah, I'm a little worried about it. I hope we throw a lot at it before it gets even more unmanageable.