Low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to Lewis County businesses and residents affected by the severe winter storms that occurred December 1-14, 2015. You can read the announcement here.
The best way to minimize the effects of flooding is to become aware of the risks, make a plan, and be prepared to put that plan into action before the emergency level is reached. Awareness and preparedness go hand-in-hand. Download our Flood Bulletin 2015 for more information.
This week’s return to the “rainy” season has prompted a few questions about what to do during a thunder/lightning storm. I recommend everyone take a brief minute out of your busy schedules to review the attached “Lightning” information from the National Weather Service. The refresher is particularly important for those of you attending fall sporting events that may be held with audiences in metal bleachers.
Mason County and Lewis County DEM will co-host a training class for first responders and others interested in learning more about the Initial Phases of a Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials Transportation Incident as outlined in the U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook (The Orange Book).