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Monday, November 19, 2012

Flood Warning Issued for the Willapa & Naselle Rivers


South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a flood warning for the following rivers in Pacific County: 

·      Willapa River: flood warning is in effect until Tuesday morning. The river is forecast to rise above flood stage around 3:00 p.m. Monday and is expected to crest at 22 feet around 10:00 p.m. Monday. Expect widespread flooding. Historically, numerous roads are flooded with deep and swiftly moving water including Heckard Road and U.S. Highway 101. The magnitude of flooding on U.S. Highway 101 will depend on the tide. This evening’s high tide will be around 5:00 p.m.  

·      Naselle River: flood warning is in effect until Tuesday morning. The river is forecast to rise above flood stage around 1:00 p.m. Monday and is expected to crest at 16.6 feet around 5:00 p.m. Monday. Expect minor flooding causing mainly pasture land flooding at this point. Some roads may have water over them in spots.

Please visit the NWS website at http://www.weather.gov/portland for the latest river stages and forecasts.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

Don’t drive into flooded areas. Avoid walking near riverbanks during high water.

Flood Warning Issued for the Willapa River


South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a flood warning for the Willapa River from this afternoon to Tuesday morning. The river is forecast to rise above flood stage around 3:00 p.m. Monday and is expected to crest at 22 feet around 10:00 p.m. Monday.

Expect widespread flooding. Historically, numerous roads are flooded with deep and swiftly moving water including Heckard Road and U.S. Highway 101. The magnitude of flooding on U.S. Highway 101 will depend on the tide. This evening’s high tide will be around 5:00 p.m.
 
Please visit the NWS website at http://www.weather.gov/portland for the latest river stages and forecasts.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

Don’t drive into flooded areas. Avoid walking near riverbanks during high water.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pacific County Emergency Management Agency Begins Shelter Survey Process


South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency is embarking on a long-term project to identify and assess the sheltering capacity within Pacific County. 

In the initial phase of the project, PCEMA has developed a ten question survey where respondents can indicate their interest in sheltering persons, animals, or both persons and animals.  

The survey is primarily electronic and a link is being emailed to various facilities in the county who may be interested in participating.  Pacific County Emergency Management has worked to gather email addresses associated with facilities that might serve as a shelter.  If your facility is interested and did not receive an email with a link to the survey, please contact the PCEMA office at 360-875/642-9340 or 360-875/642-9338.  You may also contact PCEMA with a mailing address if you do not have Internet access. 

The survey process is expected to conclude by the end of November, at which time answers will be evaluated and a continued work plan developed based upon survey responses.  


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