NFIP Authorization Lapses Again
|Monday, March 29, 2010|
This means that until Congress approves reauthorization of the NFIP:
Congress is not expected to revisit consideration for NFIP reauthorization until it returns to session April 12, 2010.
Existing NFIP flood insurance policies in effect prior to the program lapse (with coverage period effective during the lapse) will be eligible for claim payments for covered damages incurred during the effective dates of the policy.
Impacts on the Lending, Home Mortgage & Building Industries
This program lapse has huge implications on the lending industry and home mortgage/building industry. New NFIP flood insurance policies cannot be issued without Congress' reauthorization of the NFIP. Real estate transactions for properties in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) or other areas where the lender requires flood insurance to close the loan will not go through unless similar coverage to the NFIP's flood insurance policy can be found in the private insurance marketplace that is acceptable to the lender.
For more information and answers to frequently-asked questions, go to:http://www.floods.org/n-news-hottopics/article.asp?id=44
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
This message is to serve as an announcement for an upcoming ICS 300 and 400 class to be conducted on May 17-19, 2010, inclusive. The sessions will be held at the Polk County Fire District #1 Station in Independence, OR. A great place for a class with a comfortable room and plenty of free parking.
Each day the session will begin at 0800 and end close to 1630. We have a lot of ground to cover and will do 4 days worth of training in 3 days. Persons completing the classes will be awarded a local certificate as well as one from Oregon Emergency Management. These classes meet ALL of the NIMS requirements for 300/400.
Course participant manuals will be provided as will appropriate handouts, thanks to Anne Steeves.
Please have those who wish to attend contact Jessica Johnson at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-434-7437, with an RSVP. I’m looking for a diverse group for the class meaning that I’d like to see several disciplines represented. This always makes for a more interesting class for all involved. We are limiting the class to a manageable number and if demand exceeds the spaces available, we’ll double back and do another class shortly.
I’m sending this out now so you and/or your members who might be attending can get it on respective calendars, NOW. I’ll send out a reminder 30 days pre-class and another 10 days out. See you in Independence.
Feel free to distribute this information as you see fit.
Yamhill County, OR
Mail to: 535 NE 5th St
McMinnville, OR 97128
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Longview Fibre is testing their sirens this month (March 2010), so don't worry if/when you hear them at the times listed in The Daily News of Longview:
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
943 AM PST TUE MAR 9 2010
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-
943 AM PST TUE MAR 9 2010
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
5 AM PST WEDNESDAY ABOVE 1000 FEET FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL COAST
RANGE OF OREGON...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 1000 FEET FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM PST WEDNESDAY.
* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT.
* ACCUMULATION/SNOW LEVELS...TWO TO FOUR INCHES BY EARLY WEDNESDAY
MORNING. LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS AFTERNOON. HEAVIER
ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR DURING THE EVENING...THEN SLOWLY
DECREASE OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL RISE FROM AROUND 1000
FEET TODAY TO AROUND 1500 FEET LATE TONIGHT.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
Monday, March 8, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
IS-400: Advanced Incident Command System training is available in Clatsop County March 13-14, 2010. You must have taken IS-100, 200, 300 and 700 in order to attend.
For registration or more information, please contact:
Gene Strong, Emergency Manager
Clatsop County Sheriff Office
503-325-8635, ext. 2425 or email@example.com
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
by Elaine Pittman, Emergency Management Magazine on February 22, 2010
Because of the risk of earthquakes and other threats to critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) — terrorist attacks, industrial accidents and other natural disasters — five Portland, Ore.-area counties collaborated beginning in 2006 to assess and identify the region’s critical infrastructure.
Links to Partner Agencies
- Clatskanie Fire
- Clatskanie Police
- Columbia 911 and CAN Registration
- Columbia County Sheriff
- Columbia County, Oregon Website
- Columbia River Fire and Rescue
- Mist-Birkenfeld Fire District
- Oregon Department of Foresty Wildfire Programs
- Oregon Red Cross
- Ready.gov--Website with Emergency Preparedness Tips
- Scappoose Fire
- Scappoose Police
- St. Helens Police
- The Public Health Foundation of Columbia County
- Vernonia Fire
- Vernonia Police