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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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Earthquake rattles Washington state, followed by aftershock

Associated Press Published 4:00 AM PST Jul 12, 2019 The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake has rattled the Three Lakes area of Washington state. That was followed minutes later by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock near the city of Monroe, some 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Seattle. The initial temblor was recorded […]

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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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More gray whales wash up dead on west coast beaches during northern migration

Tom Banse  Oregon Public Broadcasting Published 11:47 AM EDT Apr 26, 2019 An unusually large number of gray whales are washing up dead on their northbound migration past the Oregon and Washington coasts this year. The peak stranding time for gray whales in the Pacific Northwest is normally April, May and June. But the federal agency NOAA […]

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SEVERE: Winter Weather Advisory – Winter Storm Warning

Winter Weather Advisory Areas Affected: Cascade Foothills in Lane County; Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills NWS Portland (Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington) …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON ABOVE 1500 FEET… * WHAT…Snow above 1500 feet. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches by late this afternoon. * WHERE…Northern Oregon […]