Quake hits U.S.-Mexico border April 04, 2010

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the U.S.-Mexico border region Sunday, causing power outages in both countries as it sent out seismic waves felt from Los Angeles to Arizona and Tijuana.


Point Roberts Residents Survive the Chilean Earthquake

Knick and Lyn Pyles, summertime residents of Freeman's Beach in Point Roberts spend their winters (and Chile's summers) on the central coast of Chile in a town called Coliumo. This location was very close to the epicenter of the February 26th, 8.8 magnitude earthquake which caused such terrible devastation. They experienced the full force of this earthquake and the ensuing tsunami struck their region hard, destroying the homes and livelihoods of their friends and neighbors.

Despite the shock and difficulty of their situation they have made the effort to share the experience with us in a deeply moving blog.  I encourage you to read of their amazing survival and experiences and to share your thoughts with them. Their blog allows you to post comments and you can easily share your well wishes with them.

Earthquake and Tsunami Public Forum April 27, 2010 Point Roberts, WA

Your Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness Group is sponsoring



Earthquake and Tsunami Public Forum


Tim Walsh, Chief Geologist for Washington State Department of Natural Resources, and John Schelling, Program Manager for Washington State Emergency Management Division's Earthquake/Tsunami/Volcano Program will deliver presentations and lead discussion on our local earthquake and tsunami risks and warning system.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., community center.


Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided.

Public Safety minister to unveil emergency plan (Canada)

Last Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2010 CBC News

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is expected to announce a federal emergency response plan on Monday in Ottawa, four months after being criticized by the auditor general for not having one.


Hands-Only CPR - save a life - from the American Heart Association

Studies of real emergencies which have taken place in homes, at work, or in public locations show that Hands-Only CPR can be as effective as regular CPR.


There are only two steps to remember:

  • 1) Call 911
  • 2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.




Volcano erupts in Iceland (March 21, 2010)

A volcano erupted near a glacier in southern Iceland, shooting ash and molten lava into the air and forcing the evacuation Sunday of hundreds of people from a nearby village.


B.C. services not fully ready for disaster

By Jonathan Fowlie, Canwest News ServiceMarch 19, 2010 Many key B.C. government services are not properly prepared to survive or quickly recover from a major disaster such as an earthquake, an internal audit done for the province has found.


Important things you should know about PREP


 PREP has been in the process of talking to the people of Point Roberts regarding what they know about PREP. As a result of these discussions, we thought it would be appropriate to explain further as to what PREP is about and how we can help you.



HAM Radio Technician License Class April 2010

Technician License Classes:

There will be a Technician’s License class at the American Museum of Radio and Electricity on consecutive Saturdays, April 3 and April 10, 2010 from 10 am to 3 pm.  There will NOT be a VE exam on the 10th, but the regularly scheduled Ferndale exams will be the following Saturday (April 17th). This will probably be the last Tech class in the area before the new question pool is implemented on July 1 so if you have been putting it off, get registered!

Heavy rain, winds cause outages in Northeast, mid-Atlantic (March 14, 2010)

(CNN) -- Heavy rains and hurricane-force winds that surpassed 70 miles per hour in places toppled trees, left more than half a million people without power, and suspended travel throughout much of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region Saturday night.


Strong earthquake rattles Japan (March 14, 2010)

Last Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2010 | 9:53 AM ET The Associated Press  A magnitude-6.6 earthquake hit off the eastern coast of Japan on Sunday, rattling buildings across a broad swath of the country, including the crowded capital. Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/03/14/japan-earthquake.html#ixzz0iBFS1Xwu

Disaster Psychology PREPAREDNESS

Psychology. PREPAREDNESS. When disaster strikes, physical assistance may not be only part of what survivors ... Bergen County Office of Emergency Management ...

Introduction to Emotional Disaster Preparedness

Why Do Some People Ignore Alarms and Sirens During Emergencies?

One of the critical concerns in disaster preparedness is the fact some people might not respond to warnings. Why is it that some people ignore emergency warnings and sirens?


10 Injured As Air Force Plane Skips Runway In Port Harcourt

Written by By Anayo Onukwugha, Port Harcourt    Friday, 12 March 2010 21:48

Study Reveals Californians Need to Increase Earthquake Preparedness Efforts 03-05-2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A majority of Californians have taken initial steps toward earthquake preparedness but more than 60 percent of Californians have not done enough to make their homes safer and guard their personal finances in preparation for an inevitable, large-scale earthquake, according to a recent California Earthquake Preparedness

At the U.N., Preparing for the Next World Disaster 03-07-10

In the two months since a massive earthquake shattered Haiti, the U.N.'s World Food Program is still responding to the event and so far has fed over four-million people there. The WFP has dealt with catastrophes for decades, bringing food and other assistance to communities devastated by natural and man-made disaster. http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/at-the-u-n-preparing-for-the-next-world-disaster/19385181/


USGS Latest Earthquakes in the World

This website enables the viewer to see all "larger" earthquakes detected by the United States Geological Survey.



Community Info:  Point Roberts needs Ham operators

September Tip: Be a community team player.  Learn--Practice--Learn. Have an exit plan for emergencies.(Fire, Earthquakes, Tsunamis)  EDITH can save your life.  So can a Ham.   Call Jud @ 945-0533 for more information.

VERY IMPORTANT   THE FIRE DEPARTMENT--CERT--PREP  are one team. ---FIRE folks lead.---Our one goal is to save your life.
Any takers??? We need your assistance.  Let's work together to protect our community.   


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