Editor's Note: We are publishing this series of storm stories to encourage Peninsula residents to attend a Community Forum Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Ocean Park Elementary School. This working forum will be attended by the sheriff, emergency management, county commissioners, our fire departments, Ocean Beach Hospital, the Chinook Observer and others. There will also be a series of Town Hall meetings. We encourage everyone to attend these important gatherings in order to create better emergency-action planning during a catastrophic event.

When the storm hit, Suzanne Staples, RN, a Klipsan homeowner since 1995, found herself worried about the birds. Staples, a lifetime member of the Portland Audubon Society as well as the Peninsula's Shoalwater Birders, knows that storms mean hard times for our wildlife.

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