12:23pm – Report of a motorcycle crash on Highway 18, about two miles east of Otis. Motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve in the highway. Motorcycle in a ditch. Male and female aboard, both in their early 60’s. Minor bleeding.
Two moderate earthquakes rattled the seafloor about a hundred miles off the SW Oregon and NW California Coast. The first quake measured at an even 5.0 Richter at around 10pm Saturday evening. The second quake shortly before 3am this morning measured 4.6.
The USGS said neither quake generated a tsunami. Scientists have consistently reported that the next big Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake will likely erupt in this same area and act like a zipper, moving north along the Oregon and Washington coasts, up to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. A tsunami similar to the one that struck Japan in 2011 is expected to be produced along the northwest coast of the U.S. and British Columbia.
Local emergency preparedness officials say all roads and bridges will be impassable for months which will require everyone to have at least two weeks worth of food and medicine on hand in order to give national disaster relief operations enough time to airlift food and other supplies to stranded residents.
6:30pm – Head-on crash on Highway 101 near Nebraska north of Yachats. Reported to be three vehicles. No reports on injuries. Emergency responders enroute.
6:35 – Calling REACH air ambulance to determine if they’re available for transport to a valley trauma center. No patient assessment as of yet. But they’re working on it.
Due to lingering fumes from the gym floor refinishing, the Lincoln City Community Center is closed until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26.
Swimmers will be glad to know the main pool and spa will re-open Monday, as well. The small pool will remain closed until the new LED video display is installed.
For updates see the Lincoln City Community Center Facebook page or call 541-994-2131.
State officials have closed razor clam digging and mussel harvesting along the entire Oregon Coast because of rising marine toxin levels.
Here’s the details in The Oregonian. Click here.
Dear Siletz Community:
The Siletz Tribe is committed to an ongoing partnership with the City of Siletz and the Siletz Valley Fire District to improve our ability to respond to and manage emergencies or disasters that occur within the Siletz Community. To that end, the Tribe is acquiring and storing emergency supplies, designating key staff to become trained in the Incident Command System, and engaging in exercises to strengthen our emergency response capability.
We encourage community residents to attend the Siletz Community Preparedness Open-House on October 20, 2016 at the Fire Hall in Siletz from 3-7pm. The Tribe, along with other organizations, will be at this event to share emergency preparedness information. The open house coincides with The Great Shake Out at 10:20 am on October 20th when numerous organizations and communities across the nation will practice the drill to Drop, Cover and Hold On during an earthquake. For more information on the The Great Oregon Shake Out, Click here.
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians