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Chuck Wallace – Grays Harbor Emergency Management Agency

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Happy Fourth of July Holiday – Fireworks restrictions and displays

fireworks

Police and Emergency Management agencies across Washington are wishing you a happy and safe fourth of July holiday. Local fireworks ordinances vary, and for a complete list visit the Washington State Patrol’s website. In Aberdeen and Cosmopolis, you can light

Meeting tonight to detail the nation’s first tsunami vertical-evacuation structure being built in Ocosta

Pre-Levy Rendition of Ocosta School

The Ocosta School District will release plans tonight for the nation’s first vertical-evacuation refuge. Contractors are presenting designs and floor plans for the new Elementary School, Chuck Wallace with the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency said recently; “They’re building the vertical

Chilean Tsunami not expected to impact Washington State

The Tsunami Energy Map from the Chilean Tsunami below shows how tsunami waves spread across the ocean.

Chile experienced an 8.2 earthquake which resulted in tsunami waves impacting the Chilean coast about 45 minutes later. There is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to Washington State. The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency reports a tsunami wave was generated however

Hoquiam becomes 164th city nationwide to earn TsunamiReady and StormReady designation

TsunamiReady Hoquiam, Washington

The city of Hoquiam is now TsunamiReady and StormReady. Ted Beuhner with the National Weather Service attended the council meeting last night presenting the city with the award, and two new TsunamiReady signs. “On behalf of myself and all of

Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami Anniversary – The Impact Continues 3 Years Later

Japanese Tsunami, 3 Years later

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to boost rebuilding efforts as the country marked the third anniversary Tuesday of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead, destroyed coastal communities and triggered a nuclear crisis. Tuesday March 11,

Testing and clean-up efforts continue as Emerson Manor in Hoquiam remains closed

Emerson Manor Apartments in Hoquiam

The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency reports residents of the Emerson in Hoquiam have settled in to temporary housing, cleanup efforts continued today. Chuck Wallace said Wednesday afternoon “Mayor Jack Durney and his staff have worked very hard to

Displaced Emerson Manor tenants have homes until March 31st, as cleanup continues

Emerson Manor Apartments in Hoquiam

All of the Emerson Manor tenants have been placed in temporary housing until repairs and cleanup work can be completed on their building. Over 60 residents were evacuated and the building quarantined Monday after hazardous bacteria levels were found in runoff

FEMA prepares for Cascadia Subduction Zone 2016 Earthquake and Tsunami Exercise

The Cascadia subduction zone (also referred to as the Cascadia fault) is a subduction zone, a type of convergent plate boundary that stretches from northern Vancouver Island to northern California.

Federal Emergency Management Agency staff, and emergency responders from around the state met in Ocean Shores last week to get the public involved in a major exercise planned for 2016. Chuck Wallace with the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency

Just a test: AHAB sirens manually activated at noon on Monday

AHAB Siren

All Hazard Alert Broadcast sirens will again blare the familiar Westminster Chimes and a brief voice message at noon today. After failing their monthly test last Monday, technicians accidentally fired the AHAB sirens Tuedsay morning. Chuck Wallace with the county’s