Boundary County LEPC November 2,
Present: Tony Rohrwasser, Chet
Savage, Ken English, Pat Warkinton, Emma Fields, Tish Lagerway, Joel Minor,
Patty Perry, Gary Leonard, Ron Carpenter, Jay Baker, Lee Colson, Brad Lowther,
Alana Anderson, John Moss, Rich Stevens, Deanna Galbraith, Crystal Denton,
- Rowden, National Weather Service, Spokane, gave a winter
weather outlook, calling for a La Nina winter, with increased cold and wetter
than normal. She gave a prediction of 116% the normal average snowfall, with
75-inches in the valley as compared to the 65-inch average. Last winter, she
said, the snowfall was 77.6-inches. She said that predictions showed an
increased potential for spring flooding on the Moyie. She described a new
radar system now employed by the NWS which made for improved forecasts. Those
interested in seeing how conditions play out can go to http://water.weather.gov/ahps/ to follow river
forecasts, or www.weather.gov.
- Fields said the Red Cross was having training in conjunction
with the humane society November 5-6 on how to handle animals and their owners
in the wake of fire.
- Colson announced that the Birthday Fire was declared out
November 1, having grown to around 740-acres.
- Tish gave a heads up on a Mt. Hall Chili Feed, to include a
law enforcement officer cookoff.
- Moss said the new fire chiefs of Curley Creek were Dan Hooper
and Ken English.
- Galbraith described an exercise at the hospital run with law
enforcement on how to handle an armed person.
- Baker said that on November 9, a National EAS test at 11 a.m.
would interrupt programming on radio and television. He said it was the first
such test on a national level.
- Rohrwasser said there were four or five openings for emergency
vehicle driver training Thursday through Saturday.