• Booda

    Tip # 8 Pet Disaster Preparedness

    Preparing for disaster is harrowing enough when preparing for your family for disaster and possible evacuation and sheltering,  but how many think about you most beloved family member  – your pet(s)? Planning for your pets is your responsibility! Hurricane Katrina in 2005, helped realize the need for Pet Disaster Planning in all Federal, State and […]

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  • Boy Scouts from Troop number 5 in Aberdeen earned their fire safety merit badges over the weekend, with the help of some local firefighters.

    Tip # 2 Learn CPR & First Aid

    Courses are offered for free online and many are available locally through fire departments, the Red Cross and Public Health Agencies for a nominal fee ranging between $15 – $35. World First Aid Day – September 12, 2015 It’s more than a skill — it’s an act of humanity. Given without discrimination, it helps empower […]

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  • Emerson Manor Apartments in Hoquiam

    Emerson Manor residents to return home next week

    Jerry Raines from the Housing Authority has announced that the displaced Emerson Manor tenants will be returning to their apartments Tuesday morning, March 18th. The nearly month long evacuation is ending. On Thursday February 20th a fire and resulting water damage began a series of events leading to the evacuation of the entire building including nearly […]

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  • Donate to American Red Cross for a chance to win $1,000

    With the arrival of Labor Day and the unofficial end to summer, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to roll up a sleeve and give blood or platelets to help ensure sufficient supplies over the holiday weekend.

    Those who present to donate between Aug. 26 and Sept. 9 could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards, and all donors will walk away with the instant gratification that they may be helping to save more than one life.

    “The summer may be coming to an end, but the work of the Red Cross is far from over,” said Darrin Greenlee, Interim CEO of the Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region. “As you make plans for this Labor Day holiday, please also make time to give blood and help patients who depend on your lifesaving donation.”

    While thousands of people answered the call for blood and platelet donations issued by the Red Cross earlier this summer, an urgent need remains for platelets and types O negative, A negative and B negative blood. The summer months can be especially difficult to collect enough blood and platelet donations to keep pace with patient needs.

    “Patients in local hospitals often can’t take a break to enjoy the holiday,” Greenlee said. “But blood and platelet donors can give these patients a chance to enjoy this time with family and friends – simply by rolling up a sleeve.”

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  • Water on tap

    Tip # 3 Sources of Water in a Disaster

    Water will become your most precious commodity during any disaster event. Because of our susceptibility to major flooding incidents and the possibility of earthquake, it is recommended you keep a ready supply of water in your home, auto and at work. One Gallon of water per day for each person in the household is suggested. […]

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  • Central Park fire displaces family of 5, no injuries

    CENTRAL PARK, Wash. – A family of 5 was displaced by a house fire in Central Park this morning. Public Information Officer Brian Baldwin tells us they arrived just before 5 to the 900 block of Garden road off of Central Park Drive “We got on scene, they had a small fire that then erupted into the rest of the residence.”
    A cause of the fire is under investigation, Baldwin said it spread quick “We were actually on the scene for about 30 minutes, and then it moved up – most likely through the attic – and then it really did erupt from there.”
    One pet dog escaped with the family, however 4 birds and a pet pig did not. The Red Cross has been called in to assist the family.
    Central Park fire displaces family of 5, no injuries
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