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Ocosta School District to build first vertical evacuation building in the US

WESTPORT, Wash. – The Ocosta School District plans to build the first vertical evacuation building in the nation, and a big part of any federal help in that plan was completed yesterday when the County Commissioners approved Sheriff Rick Scott to be the application agent “This will allow for the students, staff, and employees, to evacuate safely in the event of a tsunami by going up rather than trying to get out of the area. It’s something that will bring not only positive attention to the Ocosta School District, and safety to their students, but it’s going to bring a lot of positive attention to Grays Harbor County.”
Earlier this summer about 3,000 voters approved a levy to fund replacement of the Ocosta Elementary “Round building,” at the time administrators were looking at the vertical evacuation possibilities.

New mobile app provides state and county offender custody information to Washington crime victims

This new mobile app is hands-on and immediate,” Mitch Barker, Executive Director, Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, said.  “Victims, advocates, law enforcement, and the public can use the app to quickly and easily register for instant offender movement notifications.  It’s another piece of a community’s safety plan.”  WASAVIN  has provided information and notifications about offenders in custody since 2007. 


Downloading the VINEMobile App

The app, developed by Appriss Inc., is available for both Android and Apple devices.  For Android devices, users can search in Google Play using the search term “VINEMobile.”  For Apple devices, users can search in the Apple App Store using the search term “VINEMobile” under “iPhone Apps” (the VINEMobile app currently appears in the Apple App Store only as an iPhone app, but will run on an iPad).