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EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI PREPAREDNESS

Tip of the Week for July 22 from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon Previously, we’ve covered ways you can prepare your family in case of disasters. This week we want to help you be prepared for two specific disasters that can occur on the Oregon Coast. Prepare for the Next Quake or Tsunami. Some people think […]

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Cannon Beach Health advisory issued for higher-than-normal fecal bacteria levels

by KATU News Tuesday, June 18th 2019 CANNON BEACH, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority issued a public health advisory Tuesday after discovering higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in the ocean waters at Cannon Beach. Health officials say the bacteria can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Anyone visiting […]

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ABOVE-NORMAL FIRE SEASON PREDICTED FOR WESTERN OREGON

EUGENE, Ore. — Western Oregon residents can expect an above-normal fire season this year, according to a recently released forecast from the National Interagency Fire Center. Oregon is already seeing small fires pop up across the state, including the Dowens Fire in Cottage Grove back in May.  ‘THIS IS SUMMER FIRE WEATHER’: Crews continue to mop up […]

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Oregon woman ‘crushed’ by log after sneaker wave hits beach recovering in the hospital

by KATU Staff Monday, March 25th 2019 MANZANITA, Ore. — A woman is in the hospital with more than a dozen broken ribs and a broken tailbone after fire officials say she was crushed by a log that was carried by a sneaker wave along the Oregon coast.  A family friend tells KATU News that Heathyr Croasmun, 44, […]

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Shark bites surfer’s board near Cape Kiwanda, Oregon Parks & Rec says

by KATU Staff Wednesday, March 6th 2019 PACIFIC CITY, Ore. – A surfer says a shark bit his board off the Oregon coast on Tuesday, and Oregon State Parks and Recreation is warning other beachgoers about the incident. The shark encounter happened near Cape Kiwanda. The surfer, Nate Holstedt, said he saw a shark while […]