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Crescent City attracts 34 tsunamis since 1934
The latest on Friday took one life about 20 miles to the south at the mouth of the Klamath River, where a young man was on the beach with friends taking pictures. The waves also roared into the boat basin here, ripping up docks, sinking 11 boats and damaging 47, causing untold millions of dollars in damage, authorities said.
Millions of sardines created a massive stink and an even bigger cleanup effort in Redondo Beach's King Harbor Marina on Tuesday after they swam inside overnight, became trapped and died.
Note from RBCERTAA:
A GREAT BIG Thank you to over 700 volunteers that have helped with cleaning-up the fish in the harbor. Your are so appreciated. The volunteer operation is complete and no further assistance is needed. It is estimated over 180 tons of fish was cleaned up by the combined efforts of the city and the volunteers. This clean could not have been done as quickly without volunteers.
On March 23rd the State is testing the Tsunami Warning System.
Local, State and Federal Agencies Prepare
for Annual Test of Tsunami Warning System
SACRAMENTO - Buoyed by the success of California's first three "live code" tests of the tsunami warning system, representatives of local, state and federal agencies are preparing for this year's test.
"Even though March 23 is more than two weeks away, it's important that sponsoring and participating agencies continue to coordinate with one another and communicate with the public so we can have a successful test," said Mike Dayton, Acting Secretary of the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA).
Cal EMA is sponsoring the test in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Eureka, the Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino county offices of emergency services and Native American Tribes on the North Coast.
To help ensure public awareness of the drill as well as coordination among sponsoring and participating agencies, representatives of Cal EMA, NOAA, county emergency services officials and other stakeholders are conducting regularly scheduled conference calls, holding briefings for county supervisors and tribal councils and preparing to launch a public education campaign that includes brochures on tsunami awareness and preparedness, a children's video and on-air messages.
The 11 a.m. test marks the fourth consecutive year Humboldt County public agencies, businesses and residents will participate in the test and the third straight year agencies and the members of the public in Del Norte and Mendocino counties will take part.
As in past years, a live tsunami-related Emergency Alert System (EAS) message will be broadcast over NOAA Weather Radio and local television and radio stations serving the three participating counties to help ensure the tsunami warning communications system will work when a real tsunami occurs.
In addition, some local test organizers are expected to use the drill as an opportunity to test their reverse 911 systems, sound tsunami warning sirens and conduct evacuation drills in selected counties. Some local emergency managers are also likely to participate in a tsunami exercise sponsored by NOAA, while members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will conduct a flyover of selected communities to test their airborne messaging system.As in previous years, organizers will be monitoring the drill and the public's response from NOAA's National Weather Service office in Eureka. Emergency managers in Humboldt, Del Norte and Mendocino counties will monitor the test from their respective emergency operations centers. Once again, residents of the participating counties will be able to provide feedback via the Internet at
Red Cross course is a 1 hour Free hands only CPR + First Aid training in two locations in Los Angeles with several times throughout the day.
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011
Time: 09:00AM - 02:00PM
Learn resuscitation techniques, response to cardiac arrest and how to assist non-breathing individuals. Participants will receive a certification card that is valid for two years.
514 N. Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 374-3426
Wednesday April 13
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's
"Purple Stride LA 2011"
This is an awareness fund-raising walk and will be taking place on May 14th 2011 at The Plaza at El Segundo and The Lakes Golf Course.
For more info contact:
Dyan S. Kaufman, PhD
(310) 798 7004 vm
Shakeout 2011: The BCJCO Planning Committee is already planning the 2011 Great Shakeout drill. It will be a daytime event held on Saturday, 10/15/11. We hope this will enable those who cannot get away from work on a weekday to participate.
Manhattan Beach will be the host city. The drill will be held in a residential area to simulate what CERT organizations would most likely be facing in a real earthquake. Exact time of the drill to be decided. Further announcements will follow. Save the date.
Ham Radio Info: Doug Rodriguez, RBCERTAA Vice President, has provided the follow website for those interested in the practice tests for preparing for the amateur radio licensing test: http://www.qrz.com/xtest2.html
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