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Franklin County Emergency Management Works to Put Up Shelter Signs in Pasco

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For now, emergency management hopes you pay attention to any EMS message, even the drills that happen every Thursday For now, emergency management hopes you pay attention to any EMS message, even the drills that happen every Thursday

PASCO, WA- Have you noticed emergency shelter signs on Interstate 182 in Pasco? Well, you are not alone.

They may have popped up out of nowhere to some, but Franklin County Emergency Management says a drill they do every eight years sparked the project.

"Four are on the highway and then I want to say roughly eight or nine are around 20th and Argent in Pasco," explained Justin Ratcliffe, Program Coordinator with Franklin County Emergency Services.

These shelter signs serve to direct traffic if there was ever a need for it, "If there is ever a real emergency and you hear the EMS messages through the radio or see them on television, pay attention to them," says Ratcliffe.

The location was picked for its size and distance from areas like Hanford, which could potentially be harmful to people. For now, emergency management hopes you pay attention to any EMS message, even the drills that happen every Thursday.
 

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