A look at regional disaster preparedness

Having a regional organization is more cost-effective for taxpayers

The Basic Earthquake Emergency Communications Node -- BEECN, known as beacon -- includes a handheld UHF radio that will work when other communication doesn't, Sept. 24, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
The Basic Earthquake Emergency Communications Node -- BEECN, known as beacon -- includes a handheld UHF radio that will work when other communication doesn't, Sept. 24, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Ready for an emergency?

A regional organization includes five counties, from Columbia County in Oregon to Clark County in Washington, to help coordinate and prepare for natural disasters, acts of terrorism or other large-scale incidents.

Having a regional organization is more cost-effective for taxpayers, officials said.

Brent Weisberg filed this report.

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