Northwest NEWS

January 29,2001

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Disaster planning in Carnation

CARNATION - The newly authorized Carnation Emergency Preparedness Action Committee (CePAC) is seeking resident volunteers to help with emergency response planning.
   "It is something we need to do, we should do and we are going to do," said Councilmember Laurie Clinton, chairperson of the new committee. "When an emergency occurs, whether it's a minor inconvenience or a disaster - being prepared is what we can do to help ourselves."
   Earthquakes, floods, chemical spills and wildfire are only some of the specific threats that may face Carnation residents for which action plans are needed.
   Meetings will be semi-monthly for the first three months and then monthly or as often as needed to accomplish the goals. Representatives of Eastside Fire and Rescue, King County Police and Riverview School District will also be in attendance. To request an application, or for information, call Carnation City Hall at (425) 333-4192. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 16.