SOUTH BEND - The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) resumed normal business hours Friday. The PCEMA office will be closed for the weekend and reopen on Monday, Jan. 12, at 8:00 a.m.
Following are the road conditions in Pacific County as of 3:40 p.m. Friday:
o US 101 - OPEN with one lane traffic at milepost 43
o State Route 6 - OPEN
o State Route 105 - OPEN with detour at mp 3 on Airport Road
o State Route 4 - OPEN in Pacific County, closed at mp 31.5 in Wahkiakum County
o State Route 401 - OPEN
o All county roads are open
Citizens are urged to drive with caution as there may be mud and other debris on roadways.
Customers on the South Bend water system remain under a boil water advisory issued by the Washington State Department of Health. This action has been taken in response to a water main break and is precautionary only. The system has not been found to be contaminated. All residents and businesses are encouraged to boil their water for one minute prior to consumption. Residents are also encouraged to conserve water. The City of South Bend is working on repair and citizens will be notified when the advisory is lifted.
Preliminary damage assessment has begun in Pacific County. Residents with damage to their residence or business are urged to report it as soon as possible. Damage reports will only be accepted through Thursday, Jan. 15, at 4 p.m. To report damage call 360-875-9336 or 360-642-9336.
Callers are asked to have the following information prepared prior to calling:
2. Street address
3. Type of insurance (business, renters or flood insurance - homeowners will not cover flood damage)
4. How much is the deductible
5. What is the fair market value of the home (not including land) or estimated loss of revenue to the business (renters do not need this information)
6. How much is the estimated damage to the structure of the home or the estimated loss of revenue
7. How much is the estimated loss to personal belongings
8. One sentence description of the damage
Damage assessment is also being collected from affected public sector agencies. These agencies include cities and towns; special purpose districts such as utility, school, and fire districts; Indian Tribes; and certain private non-profit organizations. The form to complete can be found on the PCEMA website www.co.pacific.wa.us/pcema. PCEMA will assist agencies in filling these forms out on Monday, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. in the Emergency Operations Center. In order to fill the forms out completely, please bring 2009 budgetary information.