Swinomish fair prepares against natural disasters


September 13, 2023

Lona Wilbur and Quentin Cobbs holding emergency preparedness backpacks.

Bill Reynolds

BE PREPARED - Lona Wilbur and Quentin Cobbs pose with backpacks containing supplies for use at home during emergencies and natural disasters. The items were provided free by the Swinomish Emergency Management Department.

Despite perfect late summer weather, thoughts of potential natural disasters – earthquakes, tsunamis, wildland fires and more – were on the minds of those visiting John K. Bob Ball Park on Swinomish Reservation Saturday afternoon.

Emergency management staff and volunteers from throughout the region shared information and provided take-home items for use during major disaster events.

The four-hour Swinomish Disaster Preparedness Fair, coordinated by the tribal emergency management department, was the first in a series of local events in coming days and weeks to increase public awarenes...

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