Shake Out Prompts Emergency Reminders

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Thursday was the Great Shake Out Event, meant to practice responding to an earthquake. The Jackson County Emergency Management Team was one of the supporters of the Shake Out Event and even participated in the drill at their office. Officials say drills like this are a good reminder for everyone to … Continue reading »

Medford Hires Emergency Manager

MEDFORD, Ore. —     The newest addition to the city of Medford staff wants to help the city better prepare for an emergency. Larry Masterman recently became the city’s first Emergency Management Coordinator. His department will work to help city services and the community improve their response to emergencies or disasters like earthquakes, wildfires or major … Continue reading »

Earthquake Shakes Coast Near Brookings

NEAR BROOKINGS, Ore. — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook the coast near Brookings around 7 p.m. Saturday. A local business owner says he definitely felt the quake. “My dogs were going crazy and it kind of felt like I was drifting to the side. It was just odd. I definitely … Continue reading »