MONTESANO, Wash. – Washington State Emergency Management will conduct its monthly countywide AHAB (All Hazard Alert Broadcast) Siren test on Monday, February 3, at noon.
AHAB sirens are located in Pacific Beach, Copalis Beach, Ocean City, Ocean Shores, Hoquiam, Aberdeen, Moclips, Westport and Grayland. All Grays Harbor County sirens will be included in the test beginning at noon.
AHAB sirens have a range of about one mile in radius depending on topography and weather. The activation will be Westminster Chimes followed by a test voice message. These sirens are meant to provide emergency notification to people who are OUTDOORS! Residents and businesses located within a tsunami inundation area are encouraged to maintain a working NOAA Weather Radio.
Please DO NOT CALL 911 regarding this testing. If you have any questions or reports regarding the test, please contact Grays Harbor County Emergency Management at 360-249-3911 or [email protected].
HOQUIAM, Wash. – Three fire districts that cover remote areas of Grays Harbor county have come to separate agreements with the City of Hoquiam to pay back debt and maintain ALS service.
The fire districts in Copalis Crossing, Humptulips, and Pacific Beach received letters this summer telling then that Hoquiam will only send out an ambulance for trauma-related injuries until their accounts were brought current.
City Administrator Brian Shay said this morning “Those issues have been resolved, and we adopted new contracts with district 8 and 16 last night. So we’re back to the original status quo of the city of Hoquiam providing the same fire and ambulance service that we have for many years with those districts.”
Commissioners from district 8, 16, and 17 have been working with Hoquiam officials to iron out a payment plan for thousands of dollars in back bills. The city council last night approved agreements with two of the three districts, Shay said district 17 is the only one that has not signed an agreement, and they’re expecting one soon.
Homemade Holiday Dinner & Bake Sale 4pm to 7pm
***Wednesday, December 4th***
at the Ladies Aid Hall, 2nd & Central
Baked Goods, Decorative Items, Stocking Stuffers
Hand Embroidered Items & Crafts
Adults 18yrs & older $10 Kids over 3yrs $5
Turkey, Ham, Potatoes, Veggies,
Rolls, Desserts, Tea & Coffee
Quilt Raffle & Door Prizes Included!
(Raffles benefit the Pacific Beach Ladies Aid Hall Renovation Fund)
COPALIS CROSSING, Wash. – If you call for an ambulance in Northwest Grays Harbor county, you might not be injured enough for a ride into town anymore.
The fire districts that cover Copalis Crossing, Humptulips, and Pacific Beach received letters from the city of Hoquiam last month telling then that Hoquiam will only send out an ambulance for trauma-related injuries effective July first.
Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney said this morning “We’ve been working with them, and it just got to a point where we have to get paid. If we get a call where we have to run to Pacific Beach, Copalis Crossing, or Taholah with an ambulance to help we have to bring in a couple of guys on overtime to protect Hoquiam.”
City Finance Director Mike Folkers told the Hoquiam city council at last night’s meeting that each of the three districts owed over 16-thousand, and have been unable to catch up on payments for over 3 years.