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County briefed on emergency management issues

November 7th, 2017 - 06:00 am

PORT ANGELES – Clallam County emergency managers are stressing getting the word out about disaster preparedness.

In a briefing with county commissioners this week, under sheriff Ron Cameron said the most important effort for emergency planning has been getting people able to take care of themselves in a catastrophic event...

 

Commissioner Bill Peach echoed the sentiment, that a lot of people have the false impression that help will be on the way immediately after a big event.

 

Cameron says there have been issues getting information out to the public. He says the county is looking to make its emergency alert and other alerting systems more robust to keep the entire county informed. That's a challenge especially reaching the west end.

 

The county is also using satellite technology in order to communicate if terrestrial communications go down. It is also turning to local amateur radio operators to help.  

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