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Earthquake, Tsunami awareness at South Bend schools

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We have had the top scientists in the world helping teach our kids about earthquakes and Tsunami’s . Dr. Bob DeGroot with the Southern California Earthquake Center came and installed QuakeCatchers in the Schools, and all over Pacific County (16 in total) and talked about earthquakes. Dr. Jim Phipps came and talked to the students about geology and the Copalis Ghost Forest. Dr. Brian Atwater is taking our students out to the Niawiakum River to show them the sand waves from the past Tsunami’s preserved in the river bank. We have also had tremendous assistance from the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency and the Washington State Emergency Management Division.

The most important date for press coverage is May 13, 2014, Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness Day. This is when the kids will take all of their knowledge about Earthquakes and Tsunami’s and will lead three assemblies on how to plan for an Earthquake or Tsunami and how to be prepared. The Leadership students will show the elementary students, the high school students, staff and the entire Community on to how to prepare a survival plan and the different survival kits or Go-Bags (1-day kit, 3-day kit, and the 3-week kit).  

The assemblies will be at the South Bend High School Gym.

I will be sending out a couple of reminder emails to everyone, but please put May 13, on your calendars to learn from our students about Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness.

Contact Alyssa Caudill or myself, if you have any questions on the Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness Program.

Other important local Pacific County Events are:

Thursday, April  9-Special SMP/CMSP Planning Meeting in Ilwaco at the Community Center from 6-8 pm.

Saturday, May 17, the PC MRC Science Conference at the WSU Cranberry Museum in Long Beach from 8-5.



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