Jaime met Friday with Coast officials on how to keep residents safe in the event of a major earthquake and tsunami.

Jaime met Friday with Coast officials on how to keep residents safe in the event of a major earthquake and tsunami.

LONG BEACH — U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler met Friday with Long Beach city officials, Pacific County emergency managers, local first responders, a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant commander and a U.S. Geological Survey geologist, to discuss what can be done to keep Peninsula residents safe in the event of a major earthquake and tsunami.

“What do we know? What needs to be done? How can we advocate?” Herrera pointedly asked the roundtable of concerned leaders.

As a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, the congresswoman recently helped secure $10.2 million in additional funding for early earthquake detection.

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