Auburn Firefighters Respond to Early Morning TC

Firefighters were dispatched to a single traffic collision with reports of a vehicle into a tree then into an electrical box with the driver appearing to be unconscious and unresponsive.  The driver was also said to have endured heavy mechanism, while entrapped in the vehicle.

Units responded from the Auburn Fire Department to the accident where it would take them about eight careful minutes to slowly extricate the adult male driver from the vehicle.

The Medical Group was established with MSO 1 (Supervisor) and Medic 6 and A332.

Other fire units on-scene are Engines 332 and 338.

He was transported to a nearby local hospital and listed as a RED patient.

Police had blocked parts of the road and State Patrol requested to help with the accident investigation.

This incident is located on Ellingson Road in King County, Washington.

No other information is available at the time of this post.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog 0155 PT – 8/16/2020

Large Quakes Rock Italy | August 23, 2016

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY

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Area hit the hardest by the Quake with some outlying areas. (Credit: USGS)

Incident Info

Two large earthquakes shook areas just SE and NE of Norcia, Italy at in the early morning hours (0230 local time or 1930 PDT), reports the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The original quake was reported by the USGS as a M6.2  and a later aftershock at M5.5.

Aftershocks

A local Agency similar to  the American USGS reported feeling about 10 aftershocks in both Central and Northern Italy within a two-hour period.  The impact has reached as many the upwards of 10 million people in  the Country.

ALERTS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

American Red Cross – Safe and Well App

Are you safe in Italy and want your loved ones to know? Check out The American Red Cross app @ https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php.

Facebook – Safety Check App

Let your loved ones know through Facebook that you are safe.  https://www.facebook.com/about/safetycheck/

American Citizens

The U.S. State Department is urging American citizens in Italy to let your Loved Ones know you are okay via Social Media.

PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

Incoming Reports

Amatrice

The Mayor of Amatrice, a nearby mountainous town of less than 3,000 (2008 census) reported their City was in complete ruins.  People were reportedly entrapped underneath collapsed buildings.  The Mayor has pleaded with the public to make room for Emergency Response vehicles to be able to pass and reach those who need those services the most.

SOCIAL MEDIA

News Media

Local Media:  Various reports of  Magnitudes of the original Quake from M5.7 – M6.4.

Local Quake Agency:  “We have felt about 10 aftershocks from M3.8 to M6.3 in a matter of several hours.”

Video via CNN:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4r56B4jSVk

EMSC: “Aftershock rate is high in following M6.2 and will likely continue in the coming days.”

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Beautiful Amatrice (before) in the snow-covered mountains. (Courtesy: Wikipedia)

Eyewitness Reports

Mayor of Amatrice:   “We can hear people screaming trapped under the ruins. We need help!  Our historic City is no longer here.”

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