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					                           WASHINGTON STATE
               EMERGENCY OPERATIONS OFFICER
                            MONTHLY REPORT
                                February 2011


               CATEGORY                                        YTD     YTD
                                             2011     2010      11      10
      CSEPP INCIDENTS                         1        2         1      6
      DOE INCIDENTS                           0        3         1      3
      FIRE                                    11       3         13     7
      HAZMAT                                 169      156       368    359
      OTHER                                   59      54        129    113
      911 OUTAGES                             1        3         1      3
      SAR                                     39      35         84     81
      TERRORIST                               0        0         0      1
      WEATHER                                 5        4         7      10
      CGS INCIDENTS                           0        0         0      0
      ESAR (NOT INCL IN TOTAL)               (4)      (4)       (7)    (7)
      TOTAL                                  285      260       604    538


                                 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

     On January 2, King County commenced a search for a missing female cross-
      country skier missing near Red Mountain on the King/Kittitas County line near
      Snoqualmie Pass. Additional Mountain SAR teams from Snohomish and Pierce


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              EMERGENCY OPERATIONS OFFICER
                           MONTHLY REPORT
                               February 2011


    Counties assisted the search. On February 5th, searchers found the body and
    requested assistance from Mountain Rescue with the recovery. Units from
    Everett and Tacoma responded. The search was finally closed on February 6th
    when the body was recovered.

   On February 2, Kitsap County commenced a search for a missing 22 year-old
    male last seen late on January 28 walking home near Wye Lake, west of Port
    Orchard. Additional search dog teams from Pierce County assisted in the
    search. The body was found and recovered on February 5th.

   On February 6, the National Weather Service issued a Gale Warning for Puget
    Sound and Hood Canal. The warning expired without effect later the same day.

   On February 8, the University of Washington Seismology Lab reported an
    earthquake, magnitude 3.5. The quake occurred at 8:40 AM and was located 5
    miles west northwest of Friday Harbor. There were reports of the event being felt
    in the San Juan Islands, but no damages were reported.

   On February 12, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning
    for the North and Central Cascades, a High Wind Warning for Pacific County and
    a Gale Warning for all Inland waters of Puget Sound as a new series of storm
    fronts approached the state. The strong wind from this weather system fanned
    the flames of a wild fire in the town of White Swan causing extensive damage to
    at least 25 homes. All weather warnings were terminated early the next morning.

   On February 12, a fire in the town of White Swan in Yakima County caused a
    Phase II activation of the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Over 25
    homes were burned. There were no injuries and various Federal, State and
    County agencies initiated assistance to those displaced by the fire.

   On February 13, the National Weather Service issued a High Wind Watch for the
    Washington coast / Northern Interior Waters and a Winter Storm Watch for the
    South Cascades. The High Wind Watch was upgraded to a Warning for the
    South Coast later in the day. NWS, Seattle issued a Storm/High Wind Warning
    for All of Western WA. for Monday AM -Tuesday AM and a Flood Warning for
    Mason Co. Winter Storm Warnings were issued for SE Washington. All Watches
    and Warnings expired at 0620 a.m. on February 16th ending this weather event.



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                               February 2011


   On February 14, a magnitude 4.3 earthquake occurred 2.8 miles WNW of Spirit
    Lake near Mount St Helens. Although felt in some areas, there were no reports
    of damages.

   On February 18, an Evidence Search was conducted in Thurston County.
    Additional search dog resources were coordinated from Pierce and Grays Harbor
    Counties.

   On February 19, a search was conducted in Columbia County for a missing hiker
    in the Ski Bluewood area. Air support was coordinated from Fairchild AFB to
    assist in the search. The hiker was found the next day closing the mission.

   On February 19, a search was conducted in Yakima County for 2 lost skiers on
    the southeast side of White Pass. Air support was coordinated from King
    County. The lost skiers were found the next day closing the mission.

   On February 20, the National Weather Service commenced issuing a series of
    Winter Storm Watches and Warnings as a new weather front from Canada
    pushed into the state. This weather front brought unseasonably cold weather as
    snow began to fall early on the morning of February 22nd spreading southward
    toward Oregon. Eight to twenty four inches of snow fell in the mountains with up
    to six inches falling in the lowlands of the state. The Winter Storm Warnings were
    downgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton
    areas as well as Southwestern Washington/Olympia area and the coast. Random
    snow showers brought 1 to 2 inches of snow overnight with another 1-2" on
    Thursday morning in spots. All of the Watches and Warnings were terminated on
    the morning of February 25.

   On February 25, the National Weather Service issued a series of Winter Storm
    Watches and Warnings for the state including the Northeast Mountains, Olympic
    Mountains, Cascades, and Spokane area as another cold winter storm headed
    for the Pacific Northwest. This Storm Front continued on through the end of the
    last week of February with rain/snow in the lowlands and heavy snow in the
    Montains/foothills of most of the state.

   On February 27, Chelan County commenced a search for two overdue cross-
    country skiers who failed to return from a day trip the previous day near Stevens
    Pass Skier area. Additionally resources from King and Snohomish County



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       provided assistance in the search. The skiers were located later the same day in
       good condition.


      For the month of February 2011 the SEOO’s:

 Issued 220 warnings to jurisdictions for imminent or occurring emergencies

 Issued 134 warnings to tribal nations for imminent or occurring emergencies

 Conducted 1,057 notifications to state agency liaisons for imminent or occurring
  emergencies

 Coordinated 42 resources for search, rescue, recovery and response operations

 Participated in 7 exercises of which 2 were vessel spill drills

 Made 1,328 and answered 1,699 telephone calls

 Conducted 1,822 National Warning System Tests,

 Conducted 280 comprehensive Emergency Management Network (CEMNET) radio
  tests. (connects all counties and many cities via Zetron Radio Console)

 Conducted 53 dedicated line tests with the Chemical Stockpile Emergency
  Preparedness Program (CSEPP)

 Conducted 8 dedicated line tests with the Department of Energy, Hanford Site
  (DOE)

 Conducted 10 dedicated line tests with the Columbia Generating Station
  (CGS)

 Conducted 2 Emergency Alert System (EAS) tests. Broadcasts emergency
  information to the public via television and radio mediums.

 Conducted 28 All Hazards Alert Broadcast System (AHAB) Daily Function Tests.
  Tests functional capability of all coastal and Puget Sound AHAB siren systems.


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

 Conducted 2 On Scene Command Coordination Radio (OSCCR) Tests.

 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.

 Conducted 1 Satellite Phone and Radio. Connects local, state and federal
  organization via satellite systems.




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