South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is participating in a NOAA Weather Radio Program designed to educate the public on the warnings and alerts that may be issued from the National Weather Service. All Pacific County residents are welcome to attend. Three sessions are scheduled: January 26, 2010 – 6:00 p.m. Willapa Harbor Community Center, 916 W First Street, South Bend January 27, 2010 – 9:00 a.m. Pacific County Fire District 1, 26110 Ridge Avenue, Ocean Park January 27, 2010 – 2:00 p.m. City of Ilwaco Community Center, 158 First Avenue N, Ilwaco Program participants will receive important information about tsunamis, evacuation routes, and how to make a home preparedness kit. At each session NOAA weather radios will be given to the first 60 residents that meet specific income levels. NOAA weather radios provide warning for multiple natural and man-made hazards but are especially important to obtain a tsunami warning while indoors. Additional NOAA weather radio information is available at http://www.emd.wa.gov. The NOAA Weather Radio Program is coordinated among the Washington State Emergency Management Division, the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, and PCEMA. For additional information or a program application, please call the PCEMA office at (360) 875-9340 or visit www.co.pacific.wa.us/pcema or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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