From Jacquie Beveridge: FYI, CERT members! Not sure if any of you saw this, but it's just a reminder
that events do happen that can affect us! Statement as of
9:08 PM PST on January 29, 2007
- A strong earthquake has occurred but a tsunami is NOT expected along
the California/ Oregon/ Washington/British Columbia or Alaska coasts.
No - repeat no - warning or watch is in effect for
these areas. Based on the earthquake magnitude and historic tsunami records a damaging tsunami is not expected along the California/
Oregon/ Washington/ British Columbia and Alaska coasts. At coastal locations which have experienced strong ground shaking
local tsunamis are possible due to underwater landslides. At 855 PM Pacific Standard time on January 29 an earthquake with
preliminary magnitude 6.8 occurred west of Macquarie Island southwest Pacific Ocean, Australia.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning
Center in Ewa Beach Hawaii will issue messages for Hawaii and other areas of the Pacific outside Oregon /California/Wash.British Columbia and Alaska. This will be the only statement issued
for this event by the West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center unless additional information becomes available. See the web
site wcatwc.Arh.NOAA.Gov for basic tsunami information
EARTHQUAKE WARNING CENTER HAWAII
HOME INVENTORY PREPARATIONS
If you ever have to settle with your insurance
company after a fire, theft, or natural disaster, a comprehensive home inventory is a tremendous help. There are plenty of
good reasons to have an up-to-date inventory of your home and your possessions. Here’s some helpful hints:
- Explore and understand all the reasons why everyone needs
visual and written documentation of their home and belongings.
- Look around your home and determine what should be documented
- Determine what type of inventory you need and what format
it should follow.
- Learn how to photograph your home for insurance purposes
- Learn how to photograph or scan a wide range of belongings
for insurance and appraisal purposes: furniture, china, jewelry, coins, stock certificates, guns, musical instruments, artwork,
- Get tips and strategies for organizing, printing, backing
up, sharing, and maintaining your home photo inventory.
by Cal Crowe
A fun part of picking the Volunteer of the Month is finding out interesting facts we didn’t know about
the individuals being spotlighted. For instance, February Volunteer, Anne Machalek, was born in Poland during World War
II. She came to the United States when she was six years old. Anne who is an active part of the CERT Organization
was chosen because of her dedication and tireless work in making this a better program. Besides being involved in
CERT in a major way, she helps teach in the "Are You Ready? " program, she’s active in Citizen Corps, is helping to
organize the Citizen Corps Council and is part of Toastmasters….a busy lady for sure. Anne comes to us from Chicago,
Illinois (Da!Bears). She has a B.A. Degree from Elmhurst University, Elmhurst, Illinois. Anne worked for some twenty years
training people in the Telecommunications Industry for Bell Atlantic Communications, Allcon Communications and the Federal
Government. She and her husband, Milan, who worked in the printing industry, moved to Florence in 2001 after visiting the
area in 1995. They have three sons and three grandchildren. Anne and her husband love to travel in their motor home and have
been in all areas of the country including Alaska and Canada. Anne has been on a Photography Safari in Kenya, Africa as part
of a program through the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago and has traveled to Europe. Her family follows in her footsteps, with
her son just completing a trip to Egypt. Thank you Anne for a job well done. CERT is a much better organization because
of all our volunteers, including Anne Machalek.
|GROUNDHOG DAY FEBRUARY SECOND
|Actual Board Meeting February 14, 2007
Groundhog Day Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow on February
2nd, 2007, so according to German folklore....we're going to have an early spring.
2006-2007 CERT Board Members
Chair - Dayna Devlin
Vice-Chair - Phyllis Mauldin
Secretary - Lori Grender
Treasurer - David Stoutenburg
Communications - Lon Bradley
Publicity - Jacquie Beveridge
Planning - Anne Machalek
Education - Jean Busby
Advisor 1 - Dave Davis
Advisor II - Nancy Ruch
CERT FEBRUARY EVENTS
- CORRECTION - The Regular CERT Board of Directors now meets
the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Florence Main Fire Station (downstairs). The CERT overall training meetings
will be held the second Wednesdays of every other month at 7 p.m. at the Main Fire Station (upstairs). The next one will be
March 14, 2007. Thank You!
Are You Ready for an Emergency?
A disaster preparedness class, Are You Ready,
will be held Saturday February 24, 2007 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Florence Main Fire Station 2625 Hwy 101 North in the
second floor Training Room. The class will help you plan in advance any kind of catastrophe . During the three hours, you
will learn how you can develop, practice, and maintain emergency plans using checklists and a free workbook. You will also
learn how to assemble disaster supply kits that contain food, water, medicine, and other goods in sufficient quantities to
protect your family. We show you practical examples of kits that you can easily gather and have available for emergency situations.
You need to pre-register for the free class by calling the Fire Station at 997-3212 as soon as possible. Tell your family
members, relatives and friends about it. The more people who can care for themselves in an emergency, the better off we will
- City of Florence Tsunami Siren Test, Friday, February 23,
2007 at 11 a.m.
UPCOMING CERT EVENTS
CERT Membership Meeting (for all CERT Members), Wed. March 14, 2007, at 7 p.m., Florence Fire Station 1 (Hwy. 101 &
26th, Upstairs. Topic: USA Watch, Dave Davis