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Making communities safer from disasters

This is the fourth part of my disaster preparedness series, and this week I am going to discuss how you can "GET INVOLVED." In the face of emergencies and disaster, Americans come together with courage, compassion and unity and ask, "How can I...

 

Everyone should build a disaster supplies kit

This is the third part of a disaster preparedness series and this week I am going to discuss the components you will need to "Build a Kit." A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an...

 

October is Disaster Preparedness Month

Department of Emergency Management (DEM) The Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Disaster Preparedness & NOAA Weather Radio Month. It is my goal to make Wahkiakum County and...

 

October is Disaster Preparedness Month

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Disaster Preparedness and NOAA Weather Radio Month. It is my goal to make Wahkiakum County and its residents as prepared and ready...

 

Search and Rescue crews work with USCG

Last Saturday, the Wahkiakum County Search and Rescue (SAR) conducted a joint training with Cowlitz County SAR on US Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter operations. This was a wonderful opportunity for our...

 

Citizens invited to get involved

This is the fourth part of my disaster preparedness series, and this week I am going to discuss how you can get involved. In the face of emergencies and disaster, Americans come together with courage, compassion and unity and ask, “How can I...

 

Building a disaster supplies kit

This is the third part of the disaster preparedness series and this week I am going to discuss the components you will need to “Build a Kit.” A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of...

 

Families need contact plan for disasters

October is Disaster Preparedness & NOAA Weather Radio Month. I am going to provide you with information on how you can take four basic steps: Be informed, Create a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Involved. By taking these steps now it will make you and...

 
 By Beau Renfro    Opinion    October 6, 2016

October is Disaster Preparedness & NOAA Weather Radio Month

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Disaster Preparedness & NOAA Weather Radio Month. It is my goal to make Wahkiakum County and its residents as prepared and ready as...

 

Department of Emergency Management News

Wahkiakum County Emergency Management is seeking victims (role players) to take part in an upcoming full scale exercise for our local emergency responders. The exercise will take place on Friday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to about 6 p.m., at 500 S...

 
 By Beau Renfro    News    October 22, 2015

Disaster preparedness: test done, classes ahead

TEST OF THE EMERGENCY COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM I would like to start by thanking our community for taking part in the annual countywide test of the Emergency Community Notification System(ECNS). I initiated the system Monday evening with great s...

 
 By Beau Renfro    News    October 15, 2015

Are you ready if the power goes out?

Our local PUD has taken great care in making sure our power stays on, but they have no control over Mother Nature. After a significant natural disaster like a severe earthquake it could take an extended amount of time for our power to be restored to...

 
 By Beau Renfro    News    October 8, 2015

Disaster preparedness: Get involved!

I am excited to announce that I will be offering a community disaster preparedness class on October 20 at Johnson Park in Rosburg from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and one on October 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., located at the River Street Meeting room in Cath...

 

September is Disaster Preparedness Month

S This is the third part of the disaster preparedness series and this week I am going to discuss the components you will need to “Build a Kit.” A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of...

 

September is Disaster Preparedness Month

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is happy to announce that September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. It is my goal to make Wahkiakum County and its residents as prepared and ready as possible...

 

September is Disaster Preparedness Month

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergancy Management (DEM) is happy to announce that September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. It is my goal to make Wahkiakum County and its residents as prepared and ready as possible...

 
 By Beau Renfro    News    October 30, 2014

What you need for a disaster

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Washington State Disaster Preparedness Month. Each week in October I have discussed a different aspect of how you and your family...

 

October is Disaster Preparedness Month

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergancy Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Washington State Disaster Preparedness Month. Each week in October I am discussing a different aspect of being prepared. This week...

 

October is Disaster Preparedness Month

Submitted by Beau Renfro County Emergency Management Director The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergancy Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Washington State Disaster Preparedness Month. There are three primary...

 
 By Beau Renfro    News    October 16, 2014

Earthquake drill set for 10:16 a.m. on October 16

Submitted by Beau Renfro County Emergency Management Director Dubbed the Great Washington ShakeOut, an exciting statewide earthquake drill is scheduled for 10:16 a.m. today (Thursday). The effort is designed to emphasize the importance of emergency...

 
 By Beau Renfro    News    October 9, 2014

Events planned for disaster preparedness month

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Washington State Disaster Preparedness Month and NOAA Weather Radio Awareness Month. Each of the remaining weeks in October, I plan...

 

How to be notified with disaster warnings

October is Washington State Disaster Preparedness Month, and each week I have discussed a different aspect of how you and your family can become more prepared for disasters or emergencies. This week I would like to start by thanking our community...

 

Preparing your kit for disasters

Each week in October I am discussing a different aspect of being prepared. This week I am going to discuss the third component “Build a Kit”. A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of...

 
 By Beau Renfro    News    October 16, 2013

October is Disaster Preparedness Month

Editor's note: Beau Renfro is the Wahkiakum Co. Emergency Management Coordinator. The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is happy to announce that October is Washington State Disaster Preparedness Month....

 

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