Clallam County disaster airlift plan first in state; neighbors in development

  • Source: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
  • Published: 02/04/2018 07:08 AM

Private pilots will provide a lifeline to the North Olympic Peninsula after a catastrophic earthquake destroys the region’s bridges and highways, emergency planners say. Clallam County has become the first county in the state to gear up for the big one by adding a disaster airlift response plan to its comprehensive emergency management plan, officials said. The legislative move will save lives by streamlining the general aviation response to a natural disaster, emergency planners said. “This is a huge game-changer,” said Sky Terry, western regional director of the Emergency Volunteer Air Corps, in a Friday interview.


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