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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Vivian Eason, Thurston County Emergency Management, (360) 867-2825 or easonv@co.thurston.wa.us

Communication in Disasters
Panel of experts discuss methods of communication in disasters and emergencies

OLYMPIA - The Thurston County Emergency Management Department invites you to attend a Faith Communities Disaster Planning Workshop on Monday, April 24, 2017. An expert panel will discuss methods of communications in disasters.

What: Faith Communities Disaster Planning Workshop
When: Monday, April 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Capital Christian Center, 4431 Martin Way East, Olympia

The panel includes professionals from the National Weather Service, TCOMM 911, ARES/RACES (HAM radio), and Thurston County Emergency Management. Each entity will present how they communicate in an emergency or disaster. They will also address how you can get the information you need to take action in an event such as an earthquake, flood, windstorm, active shooter, etc. The panel will also have time for questions and answers.

Remember, disasters are responded to locally first. You and your neighbor may be the first responders in your community.

For more information on emergency preparedness and communication, please visit the Emergency Management website.

You can also get updated emergency information by following the Emergency Management Facebook and Twitter pages.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3