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Monday, February 27, 2012

NWS Issues High Wind Warning

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

·    The South Washington Coast can expect south winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph near beaches and headlands.
·    The North and Central Oregon Coasts can expect south winds 40 to 50 mph with gusts to 70 mph near beaches and headlands.
·    Coastal communities can expect south winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph.

Winds will increase Tuesday afternoon with the strongest winds late Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening. The winds will decrease once a cold front moves onshore by midnight.

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.

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.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tsunami Debris Presentations February 14th & 15th

South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency has rescheduled three public presentations to discuss the marine debris generated by the March 2011 Japanese tsunami and its potential to impact the Pacific County coastline.   

Presentations are now scheduled for:

          February 14, 2012, 6:00 p.m. at the Peninsula Church Center, Seaview, WA
          February 15, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at the Ocean Park Firehall, Ocean Park, WA
          February 15, 2012, 5:30 p.m. at the Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center, Tokeland, WA

Nir Barnea, the Regional Coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program will lead the presentation. In addition, representatives from the Washington State Department of Ecology, the US Coast Guard, Washington State Emergency Management Division, and Washington State Department of Health have been invited to answer questions that might arise specific to their areas of expertise. 

The public and local agencies and organizations are welcome to attend any of the presentations, which are intended to be of an informational nature. 

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