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Preparedness a natural niche for new Methow Ready coordinator

Preparedness a natural niche for new Methow Ready coordinator

Jen Schumacher has lived full-time in the Methow Valley for five years, and during three of her five summers here, the valley has experienced extreme wildfires. Schumacher is the new preparedness coordinator of Methow Ready, an organization that helps the community prepare …
Carlton Complex Fire recovery continues three years later

Carlton Complex Fire recovery continues three years later

Efforts focused on rebuilding, better communications, preparedness By Marcy Stamper and Ann McCreary Methow Valley residents may have felt an uneasy sense of déjà vu this week as temperatures heated up and smoke drifted into the valley from British Columbia wildfires. Three years ago on July 14, a lightning storm sparked four separate fires — three in...
Methow Ready names Riach as new preparedness coordinator

Methow Ready names Riach as new preparedness coordinator

Hayley Riach, who worked as a disaster case manager after the 2014 Carlton Complex Fire, has recently become coordinator of Methow Ready. Having helped people recover from disaster, Riach said she welcomes the opportunity to help people become better prepared to …
Preparing for the worst

Preparing for the worst

After three days of heavy rain from spring storms, the Methow Valley is experiencing widespread and severe flooding. Mudslides are reported throughout the valley, blocking more than a dozen roads near steep drainages with mud, debris and water. The valley is …
Neighborhood group organizes, plans for surviving the next natural disaster

Neighborhood group organizes, plans for surviving the next natural disaster

Rather than wringing their hands over the stresses of wildfire season, one group of Twisp River residents is taking a proactive stance by forming the first-ever MethowReady neighborhood group. Headed up by neighborhood leader Judy Harvey, the residents of Elbow Canyon — a hidden vale off Poorman Creek Road — are getting acquainted, learning the locations of each other’s...
Information, please

Information, please

In the second consecutive summer of fire, smoke, road closures and evacuations, Methow Valley residents were better prepared, officials did a better job communicating to the public, and information was easier to obtain. That’s according to Sandi Scheinberg, preparedness coordinator …
MethowReady offers disaster-preparedness training sessions

MethowReady offers disaster-preparedness training sessions

MethowReady, a disaster-preparedness project of the Methow Valley Long Term Recovery Organization, is offering two training sessions for neighborhood leaders who want to help their communities be ready for natural disasters. MethowReady will use as its platform the Map Your Neighborhood preparedness program that has been successful in other communities. It is designed to help...
New campaign aims to get the valley MethowReady for disasters

New campaign aims to get the valley MethowReady for disasters

With memories of last summer’s wildfire disaster still fresh, a campaign is getting underway to help residents of the Methow Valley prepare and protect themselves in an emergency. The campaign, called MethowReady, will launch this Saturday (May 23) with a “Preparedness Fair” …