Tag Archives: Disaster Preparedness

Tsunami sirens to sound Wednesday

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The importance of earthquake and tsunami preparedness was emphasized to Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors as the county prepares for this week’s test of its Emergency Alert System. At their March 16 meeting, supervisors declared March 20 to 26 as Tsunami Preparedness Week in Humboldt. The resolution on

Surviving Ruth Lake’s wrath in the event that the dam fails

Jack Durham Mad River Union MAD RIVER WATERSHED – Emergency personnel are planning for a highly unlikely but nightmarish scenario – the failure of the R.W. Matthews Dam, the earthen structure that holds back Ruth Lake. Should the 150-foot-tall dam fail in an earthquake, major storm or other disaster or terrorist attack, more than 48,000

McKinleyville Connecting Emergency Water Line To Arcata, And Vice-Versa

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE/ARCATA – Weather permitting, work may begin this week or next on a $2 million project to connect McKinleyville and Arcata’s water lines. The connection will be used in emergencies only, providing both communities with a backup supply in the event that their primary water lines are ruptured in an

MCSD continues quest for emergency water line

The McKinleyville Community Services District may purchase a 900-foot-long easement for an emergency water line that will eventually connect to a pipe in the new northbound U.S. Highway 101 Mad Bridge. The project is part of an effort to provide McKinleyville with a backup water line in the event that its existing water pipe were

MCSD conducts emergency training

(The following was submitted by the MCSD.) The McKinleyville Community Services District (MSCD) Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) describes how the District will manage and coordinate resources and personnel in a major disaster and contains procedures to guide decision-making during response and recovery operations. MCSDMCSD has been modernizing their EOP for the last few years and