Tag Archives: Emergency Management

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

Fireworks safety from the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency

fireworks

During this Fourth of July holiday, Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is asking all beach visitors to remain vigilant and remind others to:   1)    Keep all beach campfires (where permitted),  at least 100 feet from the dunes. Please extinguish

Grays Harbor County Beach Safety from the Emergency Management Agency

Westport Beach

Grays Harbor County is a showcase of beautiful beaches for all citizens as well as millions of visitors each year.  As beautiful as the Pacific Ocean appears from the beach, the surf can be extremely dangerous to unsuspecting people wading

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

Howard and Katie Auble of Raymond receive 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

Howard and Katie Auble

Following their nomination by the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, Howard and Katie Auble of Raymond were recently selected as recipients of the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for in recognition of their work as amateur radio operators with the Pacific

Grays Harbor E-911 celebrates Telecommunicator Week with local awards

From left to right (standing) Shawna Ashlock, Katie Johnson, Sarah Saunders, Montesano Police Chief Brett Vance, and Katie Woods

National Telecommunicator Week began on April 13th, and this year four local operators were honored at the Grays Harbor E-911 Center’s board meeting on Tuesday. Director Peggy Fouts said “Every year the dispatch staff take the opportunity to recognize their peers,

All Hazard Weather Radios to be distributed at three locations in Grays Harbor later this month

Grays Harbor County Emergency Management

The Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcano Program of the Washington State Emergency Management Division and Grays Harbor County Emergency Management will be conducting All Hazard Weather Radio Programs at three locations this month. Monday, April 14th Ocean Shores Public Library – 573 Point

U.S. President declares disaster for Washington State, releasing second wave of disaster aid

FEMA

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Washington to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by flooding and

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

Quinault Nation Declares State of Emergency

Fawn Sharp, President of the Quinault Indian Nation, declared a state of emergency Tuesday night due to a breach in the Taholah seawall and destruction of a smokehouse, other outbuildings and properties in the lower village. The damage was caused