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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Bill Terhune, Chaplain for South Bay Fire Dept. at (360) 791-9701 or terhune@southbayfire.com
Vivian Eason, Thurston County Emergency Management at (360) 867-2825 or EasonV@co.thurston.wa.us

Faith Communities Disaster Planning Workshop May 9
Learn how to plan for disasters and partner with emergency management to save lives

OLYMPIA - Community preparedness will be the focus of the Faith Communities Disaster Planning Workshop on Monday, May 9 from 6-9 p.m. at the county's Emergency Management offices on the Tilley Road, south of Tumwater. The workshop is sponsored by Thurston County Emergency Management.

This particular workshop will feature Tim Walsh of the State Department of Natural Resources who will speak on earthquake and tsunami hazards in the south sound area.

The workshops are held to facilitate awareness, provide information, and offer opportunity for faith communities to plan for emergencies and disasters; and to partner with local emergency management in community disaster planning.

The workshop is free and open to all community members. No registration is necessary. Details are available by contacting Bill Terhune, South Bay Fire Department at (360) 791-9701 or via email at terhune@southbayfire.com. To download the flyer for this workshop, visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/em.

WHAT: FREE! Faith Communities Disaster Planning Workshop

WHEN: Monday, May 9, 2016 from 6-9 p.m.

WHERE: The Emergency Coordination Center at 9521 Tilley Road SW, Olympia WA 98512

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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3