EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER/DUTY OFFICERS� MONTHLY REPORT by mq49C2d

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									                          WASHINGTON STATE
               EMERGENCY OPERATIONS OFFICER
                            MONTHLY REPORT
                               AUGUST 2011


               CATEGORY                 August      August     YTD    YTD
                                         2011        2010       11     10
      CSEPP INCIDENTS                         0        0        13      15
      DOE INCIDENTS                           2        4        4       14
      FIRE                                    54      35       175     142
      HAZMAT                                 210      236     1633    1643
      OTHER                                   76      74       515     504
      911 OUTAGES                             4        1        25      13
      SAR                                    115      98       499     473
      TERRORIST                               0        0        0       1
      WEATHER                                 5        7        25      43
      CGS INCIDENTS                           0        0        1       0
      ESAR (NOT INCL IN TOTAL)                5       (6)       46    (31)
      TOTAL                                  466      455     2890    2848


                                 LEGEND
      CSEPP   Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program
      DOE     Department of Energy, Hanford Site
      SAR     Search and Rescue Missions
      HAZMAT  Hazardous Materials Incidents
      WEATHER Weather Incidents (throughout state, i.e., Flood, High Winds, and
              Snow)
      CGS     Columbia Generating Station
      FIRE    Forest Fire Incidents
      OTHER   This category includes a wide variety of incidents, i.e., Tsunami,
              Earthquake, Critical Incident Stress Debriefings, Bomb Threat,
              etc…
      911     911 Service Outages
      ESAR    Evidence Search Mission (not included in total numbers)

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

     August 1, Thurston County commenced a search for a missing 54 year-old
      female last seen at the Lacey Community Center. Additional ground search
      personal and dog teams from Grays Harbor and Pierce County assisted in the


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                           WASHINGTON STATE
              EMERGENCY OPERATIONS OFFICER
                             MONTHLY REPORT
                                 AUGUST 2011


    search. Washington State Patrol provided air support. The subject was found
    deceased shortly after noon on August 2, 2011.

   August 2, Hanford Occurrence Notification Center (ONC) issued an “Abnormal
    Event” notification for a grass fire burning on the southwest portion of their site.
    The fire was approximately 1-1.5 miles in diameter. No facilities or personnel
    were threatened by the fire. The fire was controlled by mid-morning and the
    event was terminated.

   August 6, King County commenced a rescue for an injured 55 year-old hiker.
    Snohomish County assisted with a helicopter with lift capabilities. The subject
    was airlifted and taken to Harborview Hospital.

   On August 7, King County commenced a rescue for an injured 25 year-old male
    at Taylor Creek near North Bend. Snohomish County assisted with a helicopter
    with lift capability. The injured subject was extracted and transported to
    Harborview Hospital.

   On August 8, Walla Walla County reported a brush fire in Vansycle Canyon. Fire
    Resource Mobilization was approved at 0915. State EOC was activated to
    Phase II. The fire was fully controlled and the State EOC resumed Phase I
    operations effective 2000 hrs on August 9th.

   On August 8, San Juan County requested an Air Scent dog to assist in the
    search for a 19 year-old male missing after he entered a pond near Friday
    Harbor. Whatcom County was contacted and responded. The body was
    recovered on August 9th.

   On August 12, Douglas County requested and received fire mobilization approval
    for a 2000 acre fire burning in wheat fields near Highway17 near Coulee City.
    State EOC activated to Phase II, Enhanced Operations, at 1915 hrs. The fire
    was de-mobilized at 1700 hours on August 14th.

   On August 13, Okanogan and Chelan Counties commenced a joint rescue
    operation for an injured hiker located near Liberty Bell Mountain who had fallen
    and broken his ankle. His activation of a SPOT Device aided in locating him. A
    helicopter from Naval Station Whidbey extracted the hiker and transported him to
    a local area hospital in stable condition.



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                         WASHINGTON STATE
              EMERGENCY OPERATIONS OFFICER
                           MONTHLY REPORT
                               AUGUST 2011


   On August 13, King County commenced a rescue operation for an injured hiker
    near Dorothy Lake WS of Skykomish. Additional Mountain Rescue personnel
    and equipment from Everett assisted in the mission. Individual was rescued
    successfully and transported to a local area hospital in stable condition.

   On August 15, National Weather Service issued a Fire Weather Watch for
    portions of south central Washington. This was upgraded to a Red Flag
    Warning. The Warning was allowed to expire on August 17 with no major impacts
    noted.

   On August 15, Washington DOT Aviation and Seattle Flight Service initiated a
    search for an overdue private aircraft. The aircraft departed Yakima and was
    expected to arrive at Steheiken airport, but did not arrive as scheduled. The
    aircraft was found parked at the Steheiken airport late in the afternoon.

   On August 17, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for
    central Eastern Washington with the anticipation of low relative Humidity and
    higher winds forecasted. The Warning was allowed to expire late on the same
    day with no major impacts noted.

   On August 17, Whatcom County was informed of a 36 year-old female hiker with
    a broken ankle stranded in the Iceberg area of Mt. Baker. King County assisted
    with a successful helicopter extraction of the hiker.

   On August 18, Snohomish County began a search for a lost hiker in the Baring
    Mountain area, north of Baring. Additional Mountain Rescue resources were
    coordinated from Whatcom, Skagit and Kitsap counties to assist. The lost hiker
    was found safe around midnight closing the SAR.

   On August 18, a minor earthquake occurred at 11:54 PDT. The quake was
    located 11.9 miles west of Darrington with a verified magnitude of 3.3. There
    were no reports of damages, however there were reports of the event being felt
    in the surrounding areas.

   On August 20, Skagit County commenced a rescue of an injured hiker who had
    fallen the day before near Cub Lake in the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area.
    Snohomish County assisted with a successful helicopter extraction of the hiker.



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                          WASHINGTON STATE
              EMERGENCY OPERATIONS OFFICER
                            MONTHLY REPORT
                                AUGUST 2011


   On August 20, Chelan County commenced a rescue of an injured hiker with
    severe heat injuries on the northwest side of Mt Stewart. Helicopter support was
    coordinated from Fairchild AFB. The subject was transported to a local hospital.

   On August 21, Douglas County initiated a Fire Mobe for a 600 acre fire near
    Grand Coulee. The state EOC assumed Phase II enhanced operations at: 2045
    hours. De-mobilization was declared effective 1700 hrs on August 23rd with the
    fire fully controlled.

   On August 21, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for nine
    counties in Eastern Washington for the next day with the anticipation of low
    relative humidity and higher winds forecasted. The Warning was allowed to
    expire late on the same day with no major impacts noted.

   On August 23, the National Weather Service issued a Fire Weather Watch for the
    Blue Mountains in Walla Walla, Columbia and Garfield Counties. The Watch was
    for the next day for dry weather conditions, low humidity levels and dry lightening.

   On August 24, Chelan County commenced a rescue of a hiker with a broken leg
    in the Enchantment Wilderness. Helicopter support was requested out of
    Snohomish County which successfully extracted the injured hiker the following
    morning.

   On August 25, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for nine
    southeastern Washington counties. Thunderstorms producing abundant
    lightning were expected for this area. The warning expired uneventfully the
    following morning.

   On August 26, the Washington State Emergency Operations Center activated to
    Phase II – Enhanced Operations as a result of Washington State Emergency
    Management personnel deploying to Delaware. The deployment is in support of
    the Emergency Management Assistance Compact for Hurricane Irene. The
    team will assist the states of Delaware and New York in conducting resource
    requests.

   On August 27, The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for the
    Blue Mountains affecting Garfield and Columbia Counties. The Red Flag




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                             WASHINGTON STATE
                 EMERGENCY OPERATIONS OFFICER
                               MONTHLY REPORT
                                  AUGUST 2011


       Warning was allowed to expire at 0500 a.m. on August 28th as the weather
       system moved eastward out of the region.

      On August 28, Jefferson County conducted a rescue operation for an injured
       hiker near Lena Lake. Additional resources were coordinated from, Clallam and
       Kitsap Counties. The individual was safely “packed out” by SAR volunteers the
       next day.

      On August 29, the Washington State Emergency Operations Center activated to
       Phase II for the 5000 + acre Bell Plain Complex fire near Pomeroy in Garfield
       County. Bell Plain Complex fire still ongoing.

      On August 29, the Washington State Emergency Operations Center began a
       second fire mobe for the Wishram II Fire in Klickitat County. Demobilization
       occurred at 1800 hours on August 31st.


      For the month of August 2011 the SEOOs:

 Issued 42 warnings to jurisdictions for imminent or occurring emergencies

 Issued 3 warnings to tribal nations for imminent or occurring emergencies

 Conducted 952 notifications to state agency liaisons for imminent or occurring
  emergencies

 Coordinated 96 resources for search, rescue, recovery and response operations

 Participated in 22 exercises of which 7 were vessel spill drills

 Made 2,152 and answered 2,555 telephone calls

 Conducted 1984 National Warning System Tests, conducted 342 Comprehensive
  Emergency Management Network (CEMNET) radio tests. (connects all counties and
  many cities via Zetron Radio Console)

 Conducted 63 dedicated line tests with the Chemical Stockpile Emergency
  Preparedness Program (CSEPP)


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                           WASHINGTON STATE
                EMERGENCY OPERATIONS OFFICER
                             MONTHLY REPORT
                                AUGUST 2011


 Conducted 11 dedicated line tests with the Department of Energy, Hanford Site
  (DOE)

 Conducted 8 dedicated line tests with the Columbia Generating Station
  (CGS)

 Conducted 3 Emergency Alert System (EAS) tests. Broadcasts emergency
  information to the public via television and radio mediums.

 Conducted 31 All Hazards Alert Broadcast System (AHAB) Daily Function Tests.
  Tests functional capability of all coastal and Puget Sound AHAB siren systems.

 Conducted 1 All Hazards Alert Broadcast System (AHAB) Siren Tests. Activates
  coastal and Puget Sound voice and tone sirens during tsunami and other hazardous
  incidents.

 Conducted 29 Olympic Peninsula Public Safety Alliance Network (OPSCAN).
  Connects public safety organizations throughout the Olympic Peninsula.

 Conducted 2 State Agency Emergency Network (STAEN). Connects state agencies
  via an 800 MHz radio system.

 Conducted 4 King County 800 MHz Radio System. Connects the Alert and Warning
  Center with King County key emergency management and response organizations.




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