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CPG DECEMBER NEWSLETTER 2022

 

 

Neighborhood Ready

How Prepared were you for the November 5th windstorm that hit Camano?

Camano Preparedness Group is presenting a program December 2,2022, 7:00pm at the Camano Library.

 

 Neighborhood Ready / MYN is one of the Camano Preparedness Group’s core programs. Come learn about how we can help you and your neighbors prepare for the next major incident. We will also discuss the measures you should take as an individual, household, and neighborhood, should something as critical as an earthquake occur. Part of Neighborhood Ready is our Non-Ham Disaster Communications program. This discusses the use of non-ham radios within your neighborhoods and ways you can get information from the outside, as well as getting your personal well-being information out to those who may be concerned about you.

 



Ready for Winter

Bulletin from Jill Johnson
Island county Commissioner District 2

Stay prepared for winter storms with these helpful tips from PSE:

  • Make sure to have emergency supplies on hand at home and in your vehicle, such as extra batteries, flashlights and food.
  • Have a battery-powered radio ready to go.
  • Charge cell phones and mobile devices in case the power goes out.
  • When the power is out:
    • Avoid opening and closing refrigerators and freezers more often than necessary. A closed refrigerator will stay cold for up to 12 hours.
    • Turn off lights and unplug all appliances and sensitive electronic equipment, such as computers, to prevent an overload on your circuits when electric service is restored. Leave one light on to let you know when service returns.
  • Download the myPSE app to track and report outages, check status and get estimated restoration times, or visit pse.com/outagemap.
  • Get additional information on ways you can prepare and more about how power gets restored at:

Safety first:

  • Never touch or go within 35 feet of downed power lines because they might be energized. Call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 or 911 to report problems.
  • Do not use a charcoal or gas grill to cook indoors. Never use a natural gas range for heating, or charcoal as an indoor heating source. This can cause a buildup of poisonous carbon monoxide gas.
  • If you choose to use a portable home generator, read the manufacturer’s instructions for the safe operation of the generator. Do not operate generators indoors or in enclosed spaces to avoid the build-up of carbon monoxide.
  • If you’re using portable heaters, keep them away from furniture, draperies and other flammable materials.
  • Always use flashlights instead of candles.