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School Closures And More Information

OPB | March 11, 2011 12:11 a.m. | Updated: July 17, 2012 1:05 a.m.

No. Ore. Coast Schools:

NW Regional ESD: Clatsop County: 2 hrs late

NW Regional ESD: Tillamook County: No preschool

Tillamook Sch. Dist.: Open on regular schedule.

Astoria Sch. Dist.: 2 hrs late, No AM kindergarten  UPDATE

Star of the Sea School - Astoria: 2 hrs late

Nestucca Valley Sch. Dist.: No School and school activities have been canceled.

Lincoln Co. Sch. Dist.: All Lincoln County Schools are Closed

Neah-Kah-Nie Sch. Dist.: Closed  UPDATE

Warrenton-Hammond Sch. Dist.: Closed

Seaside Sch. Dist.: Closed

Seaside residents wait in cafeteria of Seaside Heights Elementary School.

Kristian Foden-Vencil / OPB

Lower Columbia Schools (WA):

Ocean Beach Sch. Dist.: Ocean Beach School District is closed.

Long Beach Head Start is closed.

Cities:

City of Seaside: The City of Seaside Emergency Operation Center wants to remind the public that a tsunami is not just one wave, but a series of large waves. At this time, the Tsunami wave height is estimated to be 2 to 4 feet.  Persons in low-lying areas should move inland to higher ground by 6:00 a.m.  The arrival time at Seaside is estimated to be 7:24 a.m.

As a precautionary measure, the public is advised to stay away from the beaches and all low-lying areas adjacent to rivers and tidelands until at least 8:00 a.m.

The tsunami wave was generated by a distant earthquake in Japan, and there is ample time for those in low-lying areas to safely move inland to higher ground.  Please remain calm and evacuate in an orderly manner.

The City of Seaside is planning to activate the public notification system starting at 5:00 a.m. with advisory notices. 

Warrenton Police/Fire Depts.: -Press Release- City of Warrenton

The City of Warrenton is working with Clatsop County Emergency Operations Center and is encouraging residents to stay away from the shoreline, to watch and listen to the local and regional news outlets, and to stay calm. City Staff are monitoring the Pacific Coast Tsunami Warning Center for information on whether the City will need to issue any further instructions to local residents.

Police & Fire:

Oregon State Police: Oregon State Police (OSP) Northwest and Southwest regions are not reporting any major road problems at this time - OSP staff are in coastal county Emergency Operation Centers assisting local emergency management teams - Additional troopers are patrolling state highway routes leading to and along the coast - All travelers are reminded to be alert at all times, remain calm, and reduce your speeds due to possible icy conditions on some roads - Continue to monitor local media for the msot current and up to date information -Traffic updates are on ODOT’s website www.tripcheck.com .

Utilities:

Pacific Power: Pacific Power, in light of this morning’s coastal tsunami warning, may need to shut off electricity as a safety precaution to parts of its coastal communities and large customers. Key affected communities would include Crescent City, Calif., and in Oregon, Coos Bay, Lincoln City and Cannon Beach to Astoria. Again, this is a safety precaution and will be taken if high wave activity appears imminent. Our crews were deployed at 6 a.m. in strategic locations to respond if power is disconnected. Customers will be notified of restoration times.

For more information, contact:
Pacific Power media hotline
800-570-5838

State:

Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.: Low-elevation coastal state park campgrounds have been safely evacuated due to a tsunami warning. They will remain closed until further notice. Beach access points have also been closed until further notice. For the latest information, call 1-800-551-6949.

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