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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Raymond Residents Asked to Boil Water

Attention Raymond Residents. Recent heavy rains have caused problems with your drinking water. You are asked to boil your water before drinking it. More information is available from the Washington State Department of Health: http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/…/RecentAlerts

Thursday, February 5, 2015

NWS Issues High Wind Warning

South Bend, Washington – As of 2:37 p.m. this afternoon, the National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning in effect from 10:00 p.m. today to 7:00 a.m. tomorrow for the South Washington Coast. The strongest winds are expected for the beaches and headlands.

South Winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph are forecast for the beaches and headlands. The forecast for coastal communities is for South winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Winds will begin increasing late this evening and overnight. The strongest winds are expected midnight and 4:00 a.m. on Friday.

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. 

Please visit the NWS website at http://www.weather.gov/portland for the most up to date weather information. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the Southwest Washington area.

PCEMA to Hold Hazard Mitigation Plan Meetings in Conjunction with Tsunami Forums

South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency has been awarded a federal mitigation planning grant, applied for with the intent of updating the Pacific County Hazard Mitigation Plan, first published in 2010. 

BOLDplanning, a consulting firm contracted to guide the process, will lead public meetings to kick off the update of Pacific County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. BOLDplanning manages the hazard mitigation planning process by providing on-site process facilitation, stakeholder outreach, data collection and analysis, plan writing, and strategy development. The mitigation plan addresses Pacific County’s natural hazards, vulnerabilities and complies with state and federal regulations.   The meetings will be held on February 18th in Long Beach at the South County Administration Building, Meeting Room A, located at 7013 Sandridge Road at 2:00 p.m. The second meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m. on February 19th, at the Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce Community Center, 916 W. First Street in South Bend. 

These meetings are planned with public input in mind and will be held in conjunction with Tsunami Information Forums designed for the business community. Following these kick-off meetings, meetings will be held with stakeholders from the previous Pacific County Hazard Mitigation Plan, as well as new stakeholders identified to partner with the county for plan development and implementation. Any questions may be directed to Chief Deputy Stephanie Fritts, sfritts@co.pacific.wa.us or (360) 642/875-9340.