• Presidential Proclamation: September is National Preparedness Month

    MONTESANO, Wash. – The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency would like to advise all citizens to become PRO-ACTIVE and prepare for the approaching fall and winter storm seasons. Essential preparation issues include:

    1)     Obtain an All Hazard Weather Radio, program it to the proper frequency and change the batteries in it every time we change the clocks. (next time change is Nov. 1st)


    2)    Sign up for the Grays Harbor County Notification System (You’ll receive a text message, phone call and an e-mail with information about any weather or disaster related issue)


    3)    Find out where the closest shelter is located and practice moving to that shelter with your entire family.


    4)    All members of your family should have a person to call outside of Grays Harbor County to inform of their situation in the event they are separated from your family during an emergency or weather situation.


    5)    Prepare a GO-KIT backpack with:  ** These are minimal amounts **

    a)      an AM/FM battery operated portable radio

    b)    Flashlight

    c)     1- 2 bottles of water for each person and for each pet in the household.

    d)    Matches in a waterproof container (plastic bag)

    e)     Snack bars for your family and a small plastic bag of food for each pet

    f)      Pocket knife

    g)     A sweatshirt or light jacket for each member

    h)    Disposable rain poncho for each member of your family

    i)       Hand warmer packets

    j)       Package of sanitary wipes


    For more information on becoming PRO-ACTIVE and to sign up for the Grays Harbor County Notification System, please go to the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management website at: http://www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/info/DEM/Index.asp or call (360) 249-3911.

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  • Quinault Tribe challenges leadership, while leadership challenges U.S. President

    QUINAULT, Wash. – The Quinault Indian Nation will vote on a recall of their President, Fawn Sharp and three other members of the tribal Business Committee next week. The tribe’s newspaper the Nugguam, states that “A petition to recall Sharp, along with Vice President Andrew Mail, Treasurer Larry Ralston and Secretary Latosha Underwood was signed by at least fifty (50) qualified voters and filed with the Quinault Business Committee.
    Tribal members who have spearheaded the vote cite issues with money, land, and legal management of the nation. The special general council meeting will be held in the Taholah School gymnasium for “Enrolled Quinault Tribal Members Only” on Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.
    Meanwhile Sharp plans to challenge U.S. President Barack Obama (and his administration) to keep his promises to American Indian Nations at his 5th annual meeting with hundreds of tribal leaders from across the country on November 13 in Washington D.C.. A press release from President Sharp said she will call for an intergovernmental dialogue to back up his often stated commitment to strengthen nation-to-nation relations.
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