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Organization/Structure Progression Guide
Local Neighborhood forms neighborhood Disaster Committee which includes a Chairperson and other neighborhood members who develop a Neighborhood Disaster Plan which includes a Neighborhood Coordinator who oversees Neighborhood Liaisons and Neighborhood Teams
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.
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.
In collaboration with Project EPIC, a group of Tweeters have developed a new syntax to make it easier for computers to read tweets from areas that are affected by a disaster. If adopted widely, this new hashtag-based syntax will make it easier to automatically extract data about locations or the status of a road or person.
- #need [explain the needs using the appropriate keywords below]
- #offering or #offer or #have [explain what you have using appropriate keywords below]
- #imok [name]
- #ruok [name]
- #trapped [name]
- #injured [name]
- #open [write what is open, a road? a hospital? a store?]
- #closed [write what is closed? a road? a shelter?]
Public health officials have generally approved of the Obama administration's response to the swine flu outbreak. Many cite the Bush administration's investment in pandemic planning as a key behind the quick response.
Tips for Calling 911
The FCC’s 911 rules for wireless service providers are being implemented over a period of several years. In addition, cities and states must update their PSAPs to receive caller identification and location information, a costly effort that can take several years to complete. Therefore, consumers that call 911 from a wireless phone should remember the following:
Point Roberts Tsunami Evacuation map and brochure is now available. The attached PDF file is a printable brochure which shows evacuation routes and explains what a tsunami is, and what you should do. The map shows tsunami hazard areas (yellow) and areas of higher ground (green). Go to the nearest high ground—at least 50 feet above sea level, if possible. If you don’t have time to travel to high ground, but are in a multi-story building, go to an upper level. If you are on the beach and unable to get to high ground, go inland as far as you can.