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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 water from a fire. As of yesterday afternoon, most of them had their pets back…

Free CERT training this Spring in Pacific County


South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course in Long Beach. Training is scheduled as follows:   Friday, April 4, 2013 · 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 · 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 · 8:00…

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 said on Thursday it’s all to prepare the public and private sectors for a mock…

Emergency Notification System Test for South Pacific County on February 13th


South Bend, Washington – Residents of South Pacific County will receive a test call from the Pacific County Emergency Notification System on February 13, 2014 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The test will call all landlines and registered cellular and VoIP phones from Nemah to South Pacific County. No calls will be placed in…

Meeting on Flood Insurance Rate Maps this Thursday in Aberdeen


New flood Insurance Rate Maps have been released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, they are holding a meeting in Aberdeen Thursday to go over changes to the Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps that may affect your insurance rates. The meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 6,.from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rotary Log…

Pacific County Emergency Management Agency Coordinating Animal Emergency Plan Workshop


South Bend, WA – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency will be coordinating an Animal Emergency Plan Workshop on February 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Pacific County Annex located at 1216 W. Robert Bush Drive South Bend, WA 98586. Recent experiences from other areas around the nation have…

GH Emergency Management Agency offers Fall & Winter storm prep, survey, & notification links

Grays Harbor County LogoThis Labor Day Weekend rings in the fall and winter storm preparation season. The Grays Harbor Emergency Management website has many great pointers for homeowners.


Please help us to reach 1000 responses for the Citizen Expectation Survey. Please take the survey and contact friends and relatives. It is vitally important and will initiate necessary changes for disaster preparation, response, and recovery. The link is:


Please sign up for the Grays Harbor County Notification System. Receive a text message, phone call and e-mail warning of severe weather and other disaster issues.  The link is:


Please feel free to send this to all of your family, friends and neighbors.


Grays Harbor Emergency Management wishes all of our citizens a great Labor Day weekend and thanks all for your continued support. It can only be accomplished with your assistance. 

Response improving for Grays Harbor Emergency Management Agency survey

Montesano, Wash. - The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency reports they are getting great turnout to an online survey asking the county how they’re doing, and what they could do better.

Chuck Wallace tells us they’re asking residents to fill out a quick survey with questions ranging from how you get your news, to if.. and how soon, you could evacuate in an emergency. The survey will shut down after Labor Day.

Take a minute to fill out the survey here:

Grays Harbor online survey needs more responses before Sunday

MONTESANO, Wash. – As of 4pm Monday, August 26th The number of respondents to the Citizen Expectation Survey for Grays Harbor County Emergency Management has reached 576 responses. Chuck Wallace, Deputy Director for the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency says “We need 141 more by Sunday to reach 717 or 1% of the total population of the County.”

Wallace asks you to contact your employees,  friends and relatives who live in the County and have them take the survey. The survey is anonymous and will benefit all citizens of the county.

*** We need greater numbers from Oakville, McCleary, the Quinault Indian Nation and the Chehalis Reservation in order to give greater meaning to the responses from those specific areas ***

 Here is the link to use:

Take The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management survey

MONTESANO, Wash. – The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency invites all Grays Harbor County residents to participate in our Emergency Management Citizen Expectations Survey. The survey was created to determine various answers to questions concerning disaster notification, citizen preparation, citizen expectations, and community education related to disaster events.  

            Responses to this survey will assist Grays Harbor County Emergency Management in developing a plan of action and determining the best means of delivering weather and disaster news and updates, and how to better educate the public. The survey consists of 27 questions and will take approximately 7-10 minutes to complete. The survey will be available on-line through the end of August. Participation in this survey will be greatly appreciated.

            The link to the Grays Harbor Emergency Management Citizen Expectations Survey is:


We thank you in advance for your participation in this endeavor.

JBLM training, not attacks, along Olympic Penninsula overnight

OCEAN PARK, Wash. – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency reports Joint Base Lewis McChord was conducting training in Pacific County overnight. JBLM flew MH 47 Chinook aircraft over the Peninsula just before sunset and 3:00 a.m.

Training on a simulation of threats to the aircraft, Air Force personnel were on the ground carrying what may appear to be large weapons (possibly over the shoulder weapons). They may have been seen simulating shooting the aircraft down.

This was planned to occur somewhere between Ocean Park and Long Beach.