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Health Advisory from Flooding

Port Townsend – Heavy rains have caused flooding in southeastern Jefferson County including Quilcene and Brinnon. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning and reports that as much as 7 inches of rain has fallen in the eastern foothills of the Olympics. Hazardous conditions exist and emergency personnel are assisting residents and travelers; please heed their warnings and take the following precautions to protect your health and safety:

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Septics 101 and 201 Free classes for homeowners on septic system operation and monitoring

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - Contact us at 360-385-9407 to sign up

View the class schedule at our Resources for Homeowners webpage.

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Jefferson County Invites Applications For Open Space Projects

Port Townsend – What do the Chimacum and Snow Creek watersheds have in common with Bolton Farm, Tamanowas Rock, and “Cappy’s Trails”?  They all contain examples of open space lands protected, in part, through Jefferson County’s Conservation Futures Program and Fund.

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H5N2 Strain of Influenza Found on the Olympic Peninsula

Port Townsend – Over the weekend, the H5N2 strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus (HPAIV) was detected in a mixed flock of backyard poultry in the Agnew area of Clallam County.  There is no immediate public health concern due to this avian influenza virus detection. 

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HPV Vaccines Available at Jefferson County Public Health

Port Townsend – January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer.

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Voluntary Ice Cream Recall

Port Townsend –  Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream, Inc. has issued voluntary recalls of all ice cream, gelato, custard and sorbet for all flavors and container sizes produced on or after January 1, 2014 until December 15, 2014 because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  These products were distributed throughout Jefferson County through retail grocery stores and restaurants. 

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Health Advisory from Flooding

Port Townsend – Heavy rains have caused flooding in many parts of Jefferson County including Quilcene, Brinnon and western Jefferson County. Hazardous conditions exist and emergency personnel are assisting residents and travelers.

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Port Ludlow Bay Health Advisory Lifted

Port Townsend - Jefferson County Public Health has lifted a “No Contact” Health Advisory for Port Ludlow Bay and an unnamed stream flowing through the Port Ludlow Golf Course and into Port Ludlow Bay.

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Dabob Bay Beaches Reopen to the Recreational Harvest of Certain Shellfish Species

Port Townsend - Declining biotoxin levels in mussels, oysters and Manila clams have allowed a partial reopening for recreational shellfishing in Dabob Bay. The harvest of Butter and Varnish clams remains closed due to biotoxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP).

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Port Ludlow Sewage Spill

Port Townsend - Olympic Water and Sewer officials reported a sewage spill at the intersection of Muir Court and Highlands Drive in Port Ludlow on Sunday, November 23, 2014, due to a sewage pipe blockage. Repairs to the sewer system were made promptly and the problem corrected Sunday afternoon.

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