Happy Fourth of July Holiday – Fireworks restrictions and displays

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

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

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 evacuation aspect to their new elementary school and that’s the first one in the country. They’re getting a tremendous amount of attention and I believe that once it is built they are going to get a lot more attention. Proposed Several project leads will be available Thursday night with information, School Superintendent Dr. Paula Akerlund tells us Brian Ho and Brian Fitzgerald from TCF Architects in Tacoma will provide information on the design and floor plan of the new school, including the tsunami vertical evacuation structure. Cale Ash, structural engineer on the project, will furnish details about the engineering of the vertical evacuation structure. Doug Nichols, project manager from Construction Services Group, will provide information on the construction timeline and budget. The meeting starts at 6:30 Thursday night in the elementary school’s multi purpose room.

Chilean Tsunami not expected to impact Washington State

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

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

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

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Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami Anniversary – The Impact Continues 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

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

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

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

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

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FEMA prepares for Cascadia Subduction Zone 2016 Earthquake and Tsunami Exercise

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.<br

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

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

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