Today the Department of Homeland Security, through the Office of Domestic Preparedness, announced that $11.28 million is being made available to the City of Seattle as part of the Urban Area Security Initiative.  The money, dispersed under the Urban Area Security Initiative, will help enhance Seattle’s ability to prepare for and respond to threats or incidents of terrorism.

 “Washington state, like many other states, has been feeling the financial burden of needing to increase security for our ports, our borders, our infrastructure, water sources, power plants, airport – the list goes on and on,” said Congressman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) of the announcement.  “Today it looks like at least Seattle will get some help from the president.”