Topic: Safety

Now Open — Killebrew Lake Road

Written on December 2, 2021 at 12:21 am, by

UPDATE — Kille­brew Lake Road on Orcas Island is now open. Pub­lic Works com­plet­ed their assess­ment Thurs­day morn­ing and have deter­mined that the road is safe to open. Laporte Road remains closed just past the inter­sec­tion with John Jones Road.

Laporte Road on Orcas Island Closed

Written on November 29, 2021 at 3:59 pm, by

A blocked cul­vert has cre­at­ed a dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion on Laporte Road on Orcas Island. A large amount of water has built up on the uphill side of the road, and the road­way is in dan­ger of fail­ure, in par­tic­u­lar with more rain in the fore­cast. The clo­sure is on Laporte Road, just up from the  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan EMS to Remain Under the Jurisdiction of San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1

Written on November 26, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

On Novem­ber 2, 2021, res­i­dents vot­ed for San Juan Island EMS to remain under the juris­dic­tion of San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict No. 1. The Dis­trict will seek to renew its San Juan Island EMS levy in the upcom­ing Feb­ru­ary 8, 2022, elec­tion. Cur­rent­ly, San Juan Island EMS is at the end of a six-year  Con­tin­ue Reading

Disaster Cash Assistance Program

Written on November 26, 2021 at 5:34 am, by

The fol­low­ing was shared with you by North­west Work­force Coun­cil… The Depart­ment of Social and Health Ser­vices has acti­vat­ed the Dis­as­ter Cash Assis­tance Pro­gram, or DCAP, to serve peo­ple affect­ed by severe weath­er events. House­holds impact­ed by floods, land­slides, mud­slides and oth­er haz­ardous events in the 14 coun­ties includ­ed in Gov­er­nor Inslee’s Novem­ber 15, 2021,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Prepare Your Property for the Next Big Rain Event

Written on November 24, 2021 at 5:47 am, by

The mas­sive rain event last week caused a wide range of impacts in the coun­ty and caught many islanders off-guard. The severe weath­er was caused by an atmos­pher­ic riv­er: a long, nar­row band of water vapor that often is released as rain or snow when it makes land­fall. While the scope and dam­age may be  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan EMS Hosts a Traditional “Push-In” Ceremony

Written on November 23, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

On Novem­ber 10th, 2021, San Juan Island Emer­gency Med­ical Ser­vices cel­e­brat­ed the addi­tion of a new ambu­lance to their fleet by host­ing a push-in cer­e­mo­ny. Mem­bers of the pub­lic, press, and Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict Board were invit­ed to assist EMS employ­ees and vol­un­teers in a tra­di­tion­al “push-in” cer­e­mo­ny and cel­e­brate the ben­e­fits the new ambu­lance will  Con­tin­ue Reading

Quick Update on Point Lawrence Road Repairs

Written on November 22, 2021 at 9:30 pm, by

This is from the SJC Dept. of Emer­gency Man­age­ment… Things are look­ing good for a poten­tial open­ing tomor­row (Tues­day — knock on wood). Pub­lic Works is await­ing deliv­ery of bar­ri­ers for the road edge that are due to arrive on the 5:30am fer­ry on Tues­day from Ana­cortes. Once those are placed and final site work  Con­tin­ue Reading

Updated Salish Sea Vessel Traffic Projections Released

Written on November 18, 2021 at 5:54 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty, WA, USA. – The recent­ly updat­ed Sal­ish Sea Ves­sel Traf­fic Pro­jec­tions (PDF — Nov. 2021) pro­vid­ed by Friends of the San Juans shows that at least a 25% increase in large, ocean-going com­mer­cial ves­sel traf­fic could occur if all of the pro­posed new and expand­ing ter­mi­nal and refin­ery projects are per­mit­ted and  Con­tin­ue Reading