South Bend, Washington – University of Washington grad student, Jeana Wiser will be on the Long Beach Peninsula July 19th – July 24th, 2010, to ground-truth work for the joint Pacific County, Washington State, and University of Washington Vertical Evacuation project. Ms. Wiser will be looking at four communities: Long Beach, Ocean Park/ North Peninsula, Ilwaco/Seaview, and Tokeland/North Cove. For each community Ms. Wiser intends to examine in detail, each of the proposed vertical evacuation sites, current assembly areas, and areas where walking routes could be reinforced to provide easy access to high ground.
Additionally, Ms. Wiser is seeking volunteers from the community to walk routes from their house/workplace to one of the proposed vertical evacuation sites, high ground or current assembly areas.
Each walking volunteer will be asked to provide the following information: 1) address of starting point; 2) address of ending point; 3) walking speed (slower than average, average, faster than average;) 4) age (18 and younger, 19-30, 31-50, 50-65, 65+); and 5) time it took to complete the walk.
If you are interested in volunteering to walk or know others who may be interested please contact Ms. Wiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacific County Emergency Management thanks everyone for their participation and assistance!