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Snoqualmie's emergency communications team is helping at Oso Mudslide

Members of the Snoqualmie Emergency Communications and Support Team, also known as SECAST, are helping in rescue and recovery operations at the Oso mudslide disaster near Darrington.

Volunteers from the Valley are helping with communication support, from the city's Department of Emergency Management communications van. SECAST is part of the large multi-jurisdictional rescue and recovering operation in Snohomish County.

“The city of Snoqualmie will provide support to respond to this disaster in whatever way possible,” said Mayor Matt Larson. “On behalf of the Snoqualmie City Council and staff, our hearts go out to the victims and their families of this tragedy, those residents in Oso who have lost their homes, and the first responders who tirelessly continue rescue efforts.”

SECAST is a volunteer unit of the Snoqualmie Department of Emergency Management. It is part of a non-profit group originated to provide volunteer emergency workers to Snoqualmie and the surrounding region. The team has a wide range of skilled volunteers; Emergency incident communications is the primary focus.

You can learn more about SECAST and its volunteer opportunities at www.secast.org or by calling (425) 888-3333.

 

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