Learn the facts. Talk about it. Be Prepared! Together we can rise to the challenge of any Disaster… even a tornado.
Submitted by the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pine Grove Community House
225 Laneda Ave., Manzanita
Community meeting to address disaster response and post disaster recovery and our community’s response to the recent tornado.
- We will address the important lessons learned from the experience and also answer questions about disaster debris, accessing mental health support, and how more local citizens can be a formal part of any future emergency response.
- First responders will discuss what they saw and did following the tornado. Rockaway Beach, Cannon Beach, Seaside and Gearhart sent firefighters to help the Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue District personnel. Public Works crews from surrounding cities also showed up.
- We want to thank all of our community and those agencies that came to our aid on Oct. 14 and the following days. Tillamook PUD, in particular, sent everybody and everything they needed to get our power back on as quickly as possible. By Friday night most homes again had power. Thank goodness for those simple things which so lifted our spirits
Tillamook County Emergency Manager Gordon McCraw, a trained meteorologist, will be at the meeting to discuss the weather event itself and what might be expected the rest of the year.