Telephone Alert System Sample Message

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Sample Telephone Alert System Message

This is an important message regarding the Nisqually River.  Today is Wednesday, November 21, 2010; the time is 1:15 p.m.

Tacoma Public Utilities will increase the discharge from La Grande Dam from 5,500 cfs to 7,000 cfs, an increase of 1,500 cfs, beginning immediately.

As of 8:00 this morning, the river level was 7.37 feet at the gaging station at McKenna.  The National Weather Service predicts continued rain through at least the next two days.

Residents should be prepared to take steps to protect property and life.  River conditions can change rapidly, so residents should monitor local forecasts and NOAA weather radio.

For further information please call the Thurston County Emergency Coordination Center at 360-867-2800.  Thank you.