SOUTH BEND, Wash. - The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency is participating in a NOAA Weather Radio Program. The program is designed to educate the public on the warnings and alerts that may be issued from the National Weather Service. Residents of the Tokeland Peninsula and the North Cove/Grayland area are welcome to attend but must meet specific income levels.
There will be two sessions offered on October 29, 2009:
· 12:30 pm
Grange Hall, North Willapa Grange #947
3198 State Route 105, Grayland
· 5:30 pm
Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center
2373 Old Tokeland Road, Tokeland
Additional information and program applications can be obtained at www.co.pacific.wa.us/pcema or in person at the Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center or the Tokeland Post Office.
Program participants will receive important information about tsunamis, how to make a home preparedness kit, and receive a NOAA weather radio for their home. Local amateur radio operators will be on-site to assist with radio programming. NOAA weather radios provide warning for multiple natural and man-made hazards but are especially important to obtain a tsunami warning while indoors. Additional NOAA Weather Radio information is available at http://www.emd.wa.gov
The NOAA Weather Radio Program is coordinated among the Washington State Emergency Management Division, the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, the Shoalwater Bay Tribe, and the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency.