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Two Adults And One Child Assisted After Fire In Coos Bay
Disaster personnel assisted two adults and one child after a fire occurred in Coos Bay. An unconfirmed report states the blaze was in the 63000 block of Flanagan Road. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet immediate basic needs. More details as they become available.
Public Comments Solicited On DEQ Director
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Commission has appointed Pete Shepherd to serve as Interim Director. Shepherd will begin the position starting Wednesday, April 20th, until the Commission finishes a recruitment for the permanent DEQ director.The commission is soliciting comments from the public on proposed requirements and criteria for the recruitment of the permanent DEQ [...]
Wind And High Surf Advisories Issued
A Wind Advisory now in effect until 5pm this afternoon. The National Weather Service reports southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph are possible. Gusts in excess of 60 mph are possible at higher elevations. Winds will increase with the strongest winds in the morning. A High Surf Advisory is in effect [...]
Update #2: 881 Customers Without Power In Coos Bay, Myrtle Point, Coquille
As of 10:35am, approximately 881 customers are without electricity in Coos Bay, Coquille and Myrtle Point. The estimated time of restoration: as soon as possible. Repairs are underway right now. That number is down from 19,000 earlier this morning. Customers were without power starting late yesterday afternoon. Pacific Power reports that at 5:30pm, high winds [...]
Coos County Deputy Gil Datan Name Added to Memorial
In preparation for the State’s Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Ceremony, the name of a fallen officer was added today under the solemn watch of the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation. Deputy Gil Datan, of the Coos County Sheriff’s Office died while he was on forest patrol on April 20, 2015, will be honored during the [...]