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by Amanda Ballin
Family Reunion Safety Tips

This week I will focus my energies on the safety aspects of the reunion.
Hopefully my services and tips are not only useful my family but other families so we can stay safe while enjoying the family fun!

Much of this week's information was adopted from the CDC feature, “Have a Happy and Safe Family Reunion”, and “Your Survival Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel”. To access this information and more on staying safe while traveling and enjoying the outdoors, please visit www.cdc.gov.

If You Find a Dead Bird
  • The testing of dead birds is a very important component of the California West Nile Virus Control program. If you find a dead bird, you can either call (877) 968-2437 or fill out the dead bird report online at:

  • Health Connection Hotline
    Kings County Department of Public Health

Preparedness Information
Be Prepared for Natural Disasters

Earthquake Preparedness

Prepared for Wildfires

Prepared for Fires

New FEMA Earthquake Business Toolkit

  • Developed by FEMA NEHRP, QuakeSmart is an initiative to help businesses in at-risk seismic communities start and maintain earthquake mitigation efforts.

    The QuakeSmart Toolkit (www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/earthquake/qstoolkit) provides actionable and scalable basic guidance and tools to the private sector about the importance of earthquake mitigation and the simple things that they can do to reduce the potential of earthquake damages, injuries, and financial losses.

    Link to FEMA's QuakeSmart Toolkit


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CDPH Commits $8 Million to Safe Drinking Water in Kettleman City
Web Release | Printable (PDF)

Kings County Confirms
First West Nile Virus Case

Printable (PDF)
WNV Press Relelease - 9/25/2012

Learn About the National Alert System Changes
An upgrade of the national alert and warning system will soon be ready for activation. It will not replace EAS, but will instead incorporate the existing alert and warning systems into a structure that will improve dissemination of the messages to the public.

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#5404; #7988; #9405; FEMA Flood: KC Fire Dept.
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