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Local disaster survey period extended


The local on-line survey of emergency preparedness, launched in north Tillamook County in September, has been extended until the end of the year.
The survey was prepared by the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay (EVC) to help determine readiness at the individual and family level.
“Due to the tremendous community response, we wanted to provide more people an opportunity to participate,” said EVC president Linda Kozlowski.
According to Kozlowski, taking the survey not only provided data on current readiness, but also prompted families to stock up on supplies and talk over “what if” situations with each other.
“All residents who haven’t yet completed a household survey are encouraged to go to the online link bit.ly/EVCMYNSurv and participate,” said Kozlowski.
To date, over 430 households in Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler and surrounding areas have completed surveys online or in person.
“The survey is designed to help residents determine how prepared they are for the range of emergencies – from winter power outages and floods, up through wildfires, earthquakes and tsunamis — that could occur in north Tillamook County,” said EVC Public Information Officer David Dillon. “No matter what happens, individuals, families, neighborhoods, and businesses need to be self-sufficient and resilient.”
More information about local preparedness is available at the EVC website – evcnb.org, and on Facebook at evcnb.