Fir Meadows and Oxbow flooding in Pioneer Valley

By Marianne Lincoln Flooding continues to plague the Pioneer Valley area in Spanaway/Frederickson. Fir Meadows, which was built in 1968, has closed roads and swift water flowing in from the flooded playfield near the railroad tracks on Knoble Road. Electric vaults are underwater, yet people are still driving through the closed signs and even wading…

Graham Citizens – January 9

Tonight, January 9 is a Graham Fire Commissioners meeting. This is short notice, but if  you live inside the Graham Fire District, this is a commissioners meeting you do not want to miss. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at Station 94, 23014 70th Ave E, Graham, WA 98338. Come out and find out why and…

Where to beat the heat…

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for hot weather for parts of the Puget Sound area this weekend. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 80s to mid 90s on Friday through Sunday. The Pierce County Department of Emergency Management reminds everyone to stay out of the heat as much…

Disaster resources

Earthquakes http://www.epa.gov/naturalevents/earthquakes.html   Earthquakes for the Homeowner – A Guide to Protecting Yourself http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Earthquake-Recovery-Resource-Guide.17321.html   Earthquake Preparedness: What Every Child Care Provider Needs to Know https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/1795?id=1520   Homeowners’ Guide to Emergency and Disaster Safety http://www.improvenet.com/a/home-emergency-disaster-safety   Disaster Recovery Center Locator http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm   Basic Life Support and Emergency CPR https://www.acls.net/2013/04/03/basic-life-support-and-emergency-cpr/

Today – thank a lineman!

Re-Posted from Facebook, because it’s nice to appreciate those who go out in the storm to make us warm and happy again! From KARK 4 News Thousands of linemen are out there working hard in the cold and rain to restore power. Thank them by sharing this!  

New radio system improves public safety and transit

Pierce County and Pierce Transit officials are delivering on the South Sound 911 promise to improve public safety and emergency communications throughout the region by launching a new radio system. Pierce Transit shifted to the system in May. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, as well as police departments serving Gig Harbor, Fircrest and Roy, moved…

BSD’s Michael Presswood at GCAT Oct 23

Michael Presswood, Risk Manager from the Bethel School District will speak on emergency preparedness and communities at the GCAT meeting, in Thursday Oct 23 at 6pm, North Star Elementary on 224th. GCAT is the Graham Citizen’s Action Team.  

Wildfires and unemployment

Unemployment benefits and tax information for workers and businesses impacted by the Eastern Washington wildfires OLYMPIA – The Washington State Employment Security Department has created a Web page with information about unemployment benefits for workers and businesses affected by Eastern Washington wildfires. For workers: Anyone who is out of work due to the disaster may…

Bicycle Safety Day

Bicycle Safety Day May 17, 10:00 – 1:00 Time for spending more time in outdoor activities, especially using your bicycle, around the neighborhood or on longer trips. Are you and your bicycle ready for the hard use and cautions of summer riding? Spanaway Lutheran Church at 16001 A Street in Spanaway is hosting a day…

JBLM rescue exercise

JBLM partners with community in exercise; Commemorates 1964 Great Alaskan Earthquake JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. –Multiple JBLM units and local community organizations will be involved in a disaster-driven patient reception scenario next week as part of the National Exercise Program Capstone Exercise 2014, a complex emergency preparedness exercise facilitated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency….