South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency is participating in a NOAA Weather Radio Promotion on Saturday, September 26, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Customers will be able to purchase a NOAA weather radio and have it programmed on site by amateur radio operators, other volunteers, or staff. Participating locations in Pacific County are:
· North Pacific County
o Bud’s Lumber, 220 W Robert Bush Drive, South Bend
o Dennis Company TV & Appliance, 124 4th Street, Raymond
o Radio Shack, 704 Willapa Place, Raymond
· South Pacific County
o Dennis Company, 201 N Pacific, Long Beach
o Jack’s Country Store, 26006 Highway 103, Ocean Park
o Wirkkala Radio Shack, 4912 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach
Weather radios alert local residents to many immediate, life-threatening hazards, like weather, tsunamis, volcanoes, hazardous releases, and other dangerous events. Without a weather radio, a critical emergency warning message from local emergency authorities could be missed.
The NOAA Weather Radio Promotion is coordinated between the Washington State Emergency Management Division, Grays Harbor Public Utility District, retailers and local businesses, and the Washington coastal counties of Pacific, Grays Harbor, Clallam, and Jefferson to promote National Preparedness and NOAA Weather Radio Awareness Month.