Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency Expo is Saturday

The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency has organized an event for this weekend to help you better prepare for emergencies, or just the upcoming weather.

Deputy Director Chuck Wallace said in a press release that the event will feature speakers from the National Weather Service, Washington State Emergency Management Agency, Public Health, Community Emergency Response Teams, Block Watch Groups and more.

Learn about the weather forecast for this winter, family and personal preparedness, Go kits, as well as earthquake, tsunami, and flood issues in our region at the Emergency Management Expo held at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds in Elma, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 17th with numerous speakers and information tables on natural disaster risk and hazards as well as preparedness information for all.

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This is a free event open to everyone.



Saturday September 17, 2016

10:00 – Steve Shumate (Chief Criminal Deputy, Grays Harbor County)

Topic – Block Watch Groups

10:30 – Chuck Wallace (Deputy Director, Emergency Management Grays Harbor County)

Topic – West Coast Search Dogs and Amateur Radio

11:00 – Manuel Lugo (Tsunami Program Manager, WA State Emergency Management Division)

Topic – Earthquake & Tsunami Risk and Hazards in Grays Harbor County

Noon – Dale Benner (Grays Harbor PUD)

Topic – Severe weather and power line safety for Grays Harbor County

1:00 – Ted Buehner (National Weather Service in Seattle)

Topic – Weather 101, (what do watches and warnings truly mean?) Also…Fall/Winter Weather outlook for 2016 -2017

2:00 – Sharon Wallace, Phd, RN, CCRN (Pacific Lutheran University) and Dan Homchick (Grays Harbor Public Health)

Topic – How to obtain Disaster Medications for your Go Kits

3:00 – Chuck Wallace (Deputy Director, Emergency Management Grays Harbor County)

Topic – Disaster Risk & Hazards for Grays Harbor County, CERT and Personal Preparedness – Go Kits


Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds
32 Elma-McCleary Rd, Elma, WA 98541
Borden-Seabert Exhibition Building (Dog Barn)