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Providing Amateur Radio Emergency and Public Service Communications Throughout Clatsop County, Oregon

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Army National Guard HelicopterBy Erick Bengel  The Daily Astorian  June 8, 2016

On Tuesday, Columbia Memorial staff practiced setting up a field hospital in the outfield of Astoria Middle School, the agency’s designated evacuation spot for a Cascadia Subduction Zone rupture.

 

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"Talk of Our Towns" guest host Terry Wilson talks to Joanne Rideout and Don Hillgaerter about amateur (ham) radio, the upcoming SEAPAC 2016 event at the Seaside Convention Center, the Cascadia Rising Exercise and Field Day.

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cascadia rising logoBy Tom Bennett  KAST Radio  May 27, 2016

This week officials from local agencies in Clatsop County held a final planning meeting for Cascadia Rising, the largest-ever regional exercise supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region X that will include local, state, tribal and federal partners.

Cascadia Rising is scheduled to occur June 7-10 in Oregon, Washington and Idaho and will simulate the first four days following a Cascadia earthquake and tsunami.

The scenario for Cascadia Rising is a magnitude 9.0 earthquake – equal in power to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011. Cascadia Rising will help ensure emergency response partners are working together to provide decision-makers with information to implement programs and policies that will save lives and property. The lessons learned in Cascadia Rising will be used to update local, tribal and state government, private and non-governmental organizations’ large-scale earthquake response plans.

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tsunami hazard signBy Erick Bengel  The Daily Astorian   May 26, 2016
 

Immediately after a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, emergency responders, including Astoria’s, will likely be as paralyzed as everyone else.

“The city may not be able to respond at all,” City Councilor Drew Herzig said.

Residents and visitors unlucky enough to be on the North Coast when the “big one” hits should plan to take care of themselves, he said.

“We’re not trying to terrify people, but we’re trying to be honest with them about what they can expect from city services,” Herzig said. “And the reality of our situation with a Cascadia event is that there’s going to be very little service left.”

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After Disaster: Picking up the pieces in an age of climate changehttp://www.radioproject.org/wp-content/themes/nexus-mc/images/logo.png

radio stories and voices to take action

Among the effects of climate change are more extreme weather events, such as Typhoon Haiyan, Superstorm Sandy, and a severe drought stretching across much of the Western United States. On this edition of Making Contact we’ll take a deeper look at the social and psychological impacts of climate change, and the weight of inaction.

Featuring:

  • Niki Stanley and Derice Klass, Far Rockaway residents
  • Zardos V. Abela, firefighter for the Bureau of Fire Protection in Tacloban, Philippines
  • Abigail Gewirtz,  psychologist at the University of Minnesota
  • Stephan Wasik, Valley Fire survivor
  • Jeff Keenan, Valley Fire survivor
  • Erica Petersen, Valley Fire survivor
  • Manuel Orozco, Behavioral Health Fiscal Manager, Lake County Behavioral Health.

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