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(360) 875-9340 Office ~ (360) 875-9341 EOC ~ (360) 875-9342 Fax

Friday, July 16, 2010

Walking Volunteers Needed!

South Bend, Washington – University of Washington grad student, Jeana Wiser will be on the Long Beach Peninsula July 19th – July 24th, 2010, to ground-truth work for the joint Pacific County, Washington State, and University of Washington Vertical Evacuation project. Ms. Wiser will be looking at four communities: Long Beach, Ocean Park/ North Peninsula, Ilwaco/Seaview, and Tokeland/North Cove. For each community Ms. Wiser intends to examine in detail, each of the proposed vertical evacuation sites, current assembly areas, and areas where walking routes could be reinforced to provide easy access to high ground.

Additionally, Ms. Wiser is seeking volunteers from the community to walk routes from their house/workplace to one of the proposed vertical evacuation sites, high ground or current assembly areas.

Each walking volunteer will be asked to provide the following information: 1) address of starting point; 2) address of ending point; 3) walking speed (slower than average, average, faster than average;) 4) age (18 and younger, 19-30, 31-50, 50-65, 65+); and 5) time it took to complete the walk.

If you are interested in volunteering to walk or know others who may be interested please contact Ms. Wiser at wiserjc@gmail.com.

Pacific County Emergency Management thanks everyone for their participation and assistance!

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Vertical Evacuation Opportunities in Tokeland/North Cove

South Bend, Washington – A meeting regarding vertical evacuation opportunities in Tokeland/North Cove will be held July 13, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center, 2373 Old Tokeland Road. This meeting is open to all residents of the Tokeland/North Cove area. Draft results from the initial meeting held on June 22, 2010 that illustrate where potential vertical evacuation sites could be located as well as the types of evacuation strategies that could be employed in the Tokeland/North Cove area will be presented for further discussion. This meeting will be an opportunity for all attendees to learn about tsunami vertical evacuation and participate in analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of various alternatives that have been developed based upon community input. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Residents with questions or concerns may contact the PCEMA office at (360) 875-9338.