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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pacific County Emergency Management Agency to Host Tsunami Inundation Community Forums

South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency will be hosting a series of Community Forums regarding Tsunami Inundation for the Long Beach Peninsula. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources recently completed updating research and mapping that more accurately reflects potential inundation associated with a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and Tsunami. Tim Walsh from the Washington Department of Natural Resources, and Dr. John Schelling, from the Washington State Emergency Management Division will be present on Thursday December 4th, and Thursday December 11th to discuss the new data and answer questions about how this new information affects the Long Beach Peninsula.

The first forum will be in the Ilwaco Community Room, located at 158 1st Avenue N (US 101) in Ilwaco, from 3-5:00 pm on December 4, 2014. The forum will be repeated on December 11th at the Chautauqua Lodge, 304 14th Street NW in Long Beach from 2-4:00 pm, and at Pacific County Fire District 1, 26110 Ridge Avenue, in Ocean Park from 7-9:00 pm.

Residents will have an opportunity to ask questions and speak with presenters.  Representatives from the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions. For more information please contact Scott McDougall, Deputy Director, Pacific County Emergency Management Agency, at (360) 642-9338 or by email at smcdougall@co.pacific.wa.us.

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