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Monday, November 29, 2010

High Wind Warning Issued

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a high wind warning which is in effect from 10:00 p.m. this evening to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday for the south Washington and north Oregon coast.

Sustained south winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 65 are likely on the beaches and headlands. Southerly winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts 50 to 60 mph are projected in the coastal communities. Winds will increase around midnight with the strongest winds from about 3:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Tuesday. Winds will relax considerably behind the front after 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Be prepared for power outages. Secure light weight items that are located outdoors. Use caution if driving motor homes or other high profile vehicles.

For the most up to date weather information from the NWS please visit http://www.weather.gov/portland. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the southwest Washington area.

Monday, November 8, 2010

American Red Cross Reserve Corps Training

The American Red Cross Southwest Washington is offering Reserve Corps training in Pacific County on Saturday, December 4, 2010. The training will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the PUD in Long Beach (8610 Sandridge Road).

Space is limited to 30 attendees. Please RSVP no later than November 23rd to Michael Clark at 503-757-7549 or email masscare@swwashington.redcross.org.

Tentative Agenda:

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. – Registration/Objectives/Introductions
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Disaster Overveiw
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. – Orientation/Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Shelter Operations
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Questions/Dismissal

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tsunami Safe Haven Project to Present Open House for Long Beach Peninsula Residents

South Bend, Washington – The Tsunami Safe Haven project team (University of Washington, Pacific County Emergency Management Agency, and the Washington State Emergency Management Division) will be holding a conclusion meeting regarding vertical evacuation for the Long Beach Peninsula area on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Church Center meeting room, 5000 N Place, in Seaview.

Please consider attending this meeting as it is an excellent opportunity to view and hear the outcome of previous meetings held between February and June 2010 regarding vertical evacuation possibilities for Long Beach, Ocean Park, and Ilwaco/Seaview areas. The results will be presented in an open house style with various thematic stations looking at the following topics: community meeting results, tsunami hazard information, vertical evacuation information, vertical evacuation structure design elements, cost estimates, and walking and evacuation routes.

This meeting will also illustrate where potential vertical evacuation sites could be located in the Long Beach Peninsula area, and will provide an opportunity for all attendees to participate in an interactive environment and learn about tsunami vertical evacuation.

Questions regarding the project or meeting may be forwarded to Jeana Wiser, student of Urban Planning at University of Washington, at wiserjc@gmail.com.

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