Health Canada will activate another nine radiation monitoring stations on the B.C. coast in the next few days despite assurances from the government agency that the health risk from Japan's damaged nuclear reactors is negligible in Canada. The extra stations will be set up as a precautionary measure to ensure Canadians are safe, according to health officials who issued a statement Friday stating the health risk to Canadians is minimal. "Given the thousands of kilometres between Japan and Canada's west coast, any radioactive material that might be pushed eastward via wind patterns is expected to be dispersed over the ocean long before it reaches Canada," the statement said. Read more:
Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness group sponsored a CERT training class October 3, 4, and 5th 2010. 19 students were in attendance and PREP now has two certified CERT instructors who live in Point Roberts. Congratulations to the PREP team, CERT instructors Virginia Lester/Andrew Breiteneder, and CERT grads!
September 10th, 2010-(In Case Of Emergency, Read Blog).
On a clear and lightly windy June 17th, the folks of P.R.E.P came forth and presented the second annual evening of wonderful food at South Beach House and music by a local group. Well, the word local doesn't describe the superb musical talents of Gil and Ellen and Craddock. They were amazing. They braved through the wind and coolness with musicality seldom heard on the 'Point'. We loved them and the dinner guests loved them. Many braved the cool wind to dance to the music.
Your PREP volunteers are pleased to announce that the 2nd annual PREP/Food Bank “Let’s Shake Up the Point” fundraiser will be held Thursday, June 17 at 6 p.m. at the South Beach House restaurant. Music, dancing, dinner and silent auction are the events for the evening. All this for $25 per person. This is a time to get together with all your friends for a fun-filled evening. All 126 tickets sold out last year and sales will start in May. You can also call Henry at 945-1711 to buy a ticket! Hope to see you all again this year!
What caused the recall on children's medicine 2010
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April is Disaster Preparedness Month in Washington state and there’s no better time for families and households get involved and be prepared. Here are some opportunities to get involved:
(CANVAS STAFF REPORTS) - Just as European officials began loosening restrictions on air travel a week after volcanic ash shrouded skies over the continent and halted air travel, another Icelandic volcano has officials concerned. http://www.myfoxnepa.com/dpps/news/dpgoh-katla-second-iceland-volcano-to-watch-eyjafjallajokull-hekla-fc-20100421_7160796
LONDON — As the Icelandic volcano continues to spew ash across much of Europe, questions are circulating about whether the fine airborne particles of rock and glass pose health or environmental risks. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/health/19iht-health.html
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