Harborites — get ready for the unexpected

With fault lines underfoot and tsunami signs as reminders, Harborites should adopt the Boy Scout motto: Be prepared!

With numerous fault lines underfoot and tsunami signs at every turn, Harborites have the opportunity to learn about preparing for the unexpected.

On Saturday, Sept. 17, locals will have an opportunity to do just that during the Emergency Management Expo at Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds. Many agencies and organizations from all over the Pacific Northwest will be on hand to provide essential information to anyone interested in preparing for an emergency situation whether it be earthquake, flood, tsunami or landslide.

Attendees can get an extended weather forecast for the region, learn family and individual preparedness including medications and a preparing to go kit for family members and pets.

Some of the groups presenting expert information are: the National Weather Service, the state Emergency Management Division, Grays Harbor Public Health, county Emergency Management, community emergency response teams, community block watch groups and amateur radio experts.

The expo will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held in the Borden-Seabert exhibition building on the county fairgrounds in Elma.

Additional information about the event is available at GH County Emergency Management at (360) 964-1575 or by email at GHCDEM@co.grays-harbor.wa.us