Contacts

 

Oregon Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program

George Priest
Geologist,
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI)
george.priest@state.or.us
Coastal Field Office
313 SW 2nd, Suite D
Newport, OR 97365
541-574-6642
Althea RizzoAlthea Rizzo
Oregon Emergency Management (OEM)
OEM blog
althea.rizzo@state.or.us
OEM Geologic Hazards Program Coordinator
PO Box 14370, Salem, OR 97309-5062
503-378-2911 x 22237

Tyree WildeTyree Wilde
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
NOAA TsunamiReady Program Coordinator on central and northwest coast, covering Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, and Lane counties

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) / National Weather Service (NWS) Warning Coordination Meteorologist

tyree.wilde@noaa.gov
NOAA National Weather Service
5241 NE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97230
503-326-2340 x223

Responsible for the forecast and warning program. Liaison between the NWS and our customers.  TsunamiReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen their community response to a tsunami. TsunamiReady communities are better prepared to save lives through better planning, education and awareness. We are available for tsunami outreach and education especially as it pertains to the warning system.  We are responsible for activating the Emergency Alert System through NOAA Weather Radio and alerting the public of tsunami warnings, advisories, and watches.

Ryan Sandler
NOAA TsunamiReady Program Coordinator in southern Oregon, covering Douglas, Coos, and Curry Counties; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA)/National Weather Service (NWS) Warning Coordination Meteorologist

 
NOAA TsunamiReady
NOAA West Coast Tsunami Warning Center
NOAA National Weather Service
4003 Cirrus Drive, Medford, OR 97504
541-776-4303 ext. 223

Responsible for the forecast and warning program. Liaison between the NWS and our customers. Outreach and educational coordinator.

TsunamiReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen their local operations. TsunamiReady communities are better prepared to save lives through better planning, education and awareness. We are available for tsunami outreach and education especially as it pertains to the warning system. We are responsible for activating the Emergency Alert System through NOAA Weather Radio and alerting the public of tsunami warnings, advisories, and watches through our webpage. We offer conference calls and GoToMeetings to those decision makers on our email list in the event of long-fuse tsunami warnings, watches, and advisories (distant tsunami).

Community Partners

Clatsop County

Dean Perez
Director, Clatsop County Emergency Management
dperez@co.clatsop.or.us
503-338-3656
http://co.clatsop.or.us/page/896?deptid=10019
Tiffany Brown
Emergency Manager
tbrown@co.clatsop.or.us
503-338-3656
http://co.clatsop.or.us/page/896?deptid=10019

Gearhart

Chad Sweet
Gearhart City Manager
citymgr@ci.gearhart.or.us
PO Box 2510, Gearhart, OR 97138
503-738-5501

Seaside

Douglas C. Dougherty, Ph.D.
Seaside School District Superintendent of Schools
 
Letter to Wyden & Merkley (PDF)
Safe Schools for Our Students (PowerPoint)
ddougherty@seaside.k12.or.us
Seaside School District,
1801 South Franklin, Seaside, OR 97138

Oversee the safety and education of the students and staff of five schools.
History, rationale, training, collaboration, materials. Our school district has been in the forefront of tsunami preparedness for schools since the 1990s. We are eager to share with other communities anything from our journey that will help them increase their preparedness efforts.

Warrenton/Astoria

Kurt Fritsch
Warrenton City Manager
citymanager@ci.warrenton.or.us
PO Box 250, Warrenton, OR 97146
503-861-0823 (W)

Coos County

Michael Murphy
Coos County Emergency Management

mmurphy@co.coos.or.us
250 N Baxter, Coquille, OR  97423
541-396-7790

Safer Coastlines |Mikel Chavez

http://safercoastlines.com/
262-297-9651
info@safercoastlines.com

Bandon

Charli Davis
City Planner

cdavis06@ci.bandon.or.us
555 Highway 101, Bandon, OR
541-347-2437 ext. 230
http://www.ci.bandon.or.us/general/page/planning-department

Curry County

Don Kendall
Coordinator, Curry County Emergency Services Department

kendalld@co.curry.or.us
541-247-3208
http://www.co.curry.or.us/Departments/Sheriff/Emergency-Services

Douglas County

Wayne Stinson
Emergency Manager
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

wastinso@co.douglas.or.us
541-440-4448

Lane County

Linda Cook
Emergency Program Manager
Lane County Sheriff’s Office

linda.cook@co.lane.or.us
541-682-6744

Florence, Dunes City

Chief Jim Langborg
Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue

chief@svfr.org
541-997-3212

Frank Nulty
CERT Coordinator, Florence area
franknulty@gmail.com
541-997-3212

Lincoln County

Jenny Demaris
Emergency Manager
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
vdemaris@co.lincoln.or.us
Emergency Management
225 W. Olive St., Newport, OR 97365
541-265-4199

Lincoln City

Jim Kusz
Captain
Public Education, Information, Safety Officer & “Interim” Training Officer
North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1

jkusz@nlfr.org 
541-996-2233 ext. 223
www.nlfr.org

Pacific City/Neskowin

Kris Weiland
Fire Chief, Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District
kweiland@nrfpd.com
30710 Highway 101 S, Cloverdale, OR, 97112
503-392-3313

Waldport, Yachats, Seal Rock

 

 

Chief Frankie Petrick
Yachats Fire District

yrfpd@peak.org
541-547-3266

Chief Derek Clawson
Central Oregon Coast Fire District (Waldport area)

www.centralcoastfire.net

Chief Tracy Shaw
Seal Rock Fire District

www.sealrockfire.com

Betty Johnson
South Lincoln County CERT;
Yachats Emergency Steering Committee; Board of Director Chair, Yachats Rural Fire Department; Yachats Emergency Steering Committee; member of the LC5 group
seaspruce@peak.org
541-547-4934

Betty organizes CERT classes, teaches Unit 1/Coastal Hazards, travels to give presentations about preparedness, talks to local groups about the importance of preparedness, and facilitates a monthly CERT Refresh class.

Tillamook County

Gordon McCraw
Director, Tillamook County Emergency Management

gmccraw@co.tillamook.or.us
503-842-3412 (work), 503-812-8523 (cell)

Tillamook County, like many counties, is experiencing a downturn in economic times and therefore, has limited fiscal discretionary funds available.  We are able to provide some training (Emergency Preparedness) and have several options available for hosting presentation locations.

Nehalem Bay [Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler]

Linda Kozlowski
Nehalem Bay Emergency Volunteer Corps (NBEVC)

NBEVC website
NBEVC is one of the most successful community-based emergency preparedness groups in the country. Including Linda and her group in Phase I has been extremely beneficial to our efforts. By creating strategic alliances (especially with American Red Cross, James Roddey and Rockaway Beach CO, Jerry Rilette) a powerful synergy has emerged and exponential progress has been seen in the North Coast.

Rockaway Beach

Jerry Rilette Rockaway Beach Tsunami Preparedness/CERT Emergency Manager

JerryRilette@rockawaybeachor.us
503-355-2291

Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating all aspects of the City’s emergency service program.  Community Organizer for DOGAMI in 2011-2012.

Can provide: Incident Command System training (ICS), CERT training (all aspects).  Some tsunami display material.