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Friday, August 28, 2015

High Wind Warning Issued for Saturday

South Bend, Washington – The high wind watch previously issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) has been upgraded to high wind warning which will be in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PDT Saturday for the South Washington coast.

Winds for the beaches and headlands are predicted to be south 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 65 mph.   Coastal community winds are predicted to be south 25 to 35 mph with gusts 50 to 60 mph.  The strongest winds are predicted to occur between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

The winds may be strong enough to damage trees and produce power disruptions. These winds could cause problems for outdoor events especially those with temporary outdoor facilities such as tents and canopies.

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 to 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.

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Free CERT Training

South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course in Raymond. Training is scheduled as follows:

Monday, October 19th, 2015 - 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 - 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 - 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 - 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, October 23rd 2015 – 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 24th – 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The course will be held at the Riverview Education Center (600 Washington Avenue, Raymond, WA 98586). Pre-registration is required and is limited to 24 participants.
The CERT program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. CERT members receive 20 hours of initial training provided free of charge. The course is taught with classroom instruction for the first five days and practical exercises during the sixth day. Participants under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian permission to attend.

To register or for more information, contact Scott McDougall at (360) 875-9338 or email smcdougall@co.pacific.wa.us.