Project Description: In December 2007, Vernonia was swamped by the overflowing Nehalem River caused by a powerful storm that brought hurricane-force winds on the Oegon coast and heavy rain to much of Northwest Oregon. According to the Govenor, it was the worse flooding since before 1996 and required National Guard rescue of about 200 residents. Verizons central office in Vernonia sits on the bank of the Nehalem River in the center of town. The overflowing river filled the office and telecommunications center with three feet of river water and disrupting service to most of the northwest corner of Oregon and portions of southwest Washington. As the on-call Verizon consultant for Oregon, Washington and Idaho, Med-Tox Northwest was contacted to coordinate emergency abatement of asbestos floor tile and mastic over the busy holiday season. Med-Tox Northwest provided: • Emergency processing of Method of Procedure and regulatory agency notifications. • Coordination of abatement contractor. • Abatement oversight and third party clearance monitoring (required by Verizon and State of Oregon) over the weekend prior to New Years Eve. • Final close-out of abatement activities for client records.