Emergency Manager Says Hood River Lacking In Backup Power

Hood River County Emergency Management Director Barb Ayres told County Commissioners and Hood River City Councilors during a joint meeting on energy and emergency preparedness that there is a lack of backup power for key services.  Ayres says the list of facilities without backups for when electricity goes out is large.  Ayres did say she has written several grants to try to address the issue, and has received a couple of small ones.  She emphasized the importance of power within emergency response, cutting across all sectors.

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