Category Archives: Safety

It’s Going to Get HOT!!

Saturday and Sunday are predicted to be 100 plus degrees! Some of us will be tempted to turn on two air conditioners. That is not a good idea as we will be stressing our electrical system as it is. When … Continue reading

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AARP Oregon advises: Get prepared for when disaster strikes

“It’s important to be ready when disaster strikes. Whether it’s flood, wildfire or other emergency common to Oregon, these events disproportionately affect older adults, many of who have mobility, chronic disease or disability challenges that require them to seek extra … Continue reading

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ShakeAlert – Earthquake Early Warning System

2 pages… please click above to see page 2

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Not Feeling Good?

Oh no! You don’t feel good, mild fever, what if??…  What do you do? First as long as the symptoms are mild wait a few days. If it is Covid 19w waiting 5-7 days gives the body time to produce … Continue reading

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Suzy Rupert, Rock Painter Extraordinaire

Under the category of “sees a need… does something about it”, Suzy Rupert (Lot 68) is at the top of the list. Earlier this year she, like many of us, saw all the larger rocks that line many of the … Continue reading

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Preparing for future emergencies

Oregon’s Office of Emergency Management offers the following information about preparing for future emergencies — “People in Oregon were working on adjusting their lives to autumn and a return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic when they were suddenly confronted … Continue reading

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Poor Air Quality, Covid-19 double challenge

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Wildfires and Smoke = unhealthy

“Wildfires and severe smoke can create dangerous conditions for people, especially those with chronic health conditions,” according to Oregon Health Authority. “Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke … Continue reading

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High Wind Warnings Mon-Wed and High temps through week

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Medford OR Mon Sep 7 Including Umpqua Basin-Umpqua National Forest RED FLAG WARNING in effect Monday through Wednesday for strong, gusty east wind with low relative humidity and high fire danger could contribute to … Continue reading

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Hot Hot Hot! Extreme Fire Danger

The next three days will be very warm! Here are a few things to keep in mind… Douglas Fire Protection Association has set the fire danger to Extreme! This is indicated by the red flag on the reader board near … Continue reading

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New local COVID-19 cases directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, especially outside Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — As of 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 18, COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 257, the Oregon Health Authority reported . They also stated 353 new confirmed and presumptive cases, … Continue reading

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Fire Danger Level Raised to “HIGH”

Be aware….  Be careful…   Please NO open flame…

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NO Emergency Preparedness Committee meeting on Mon., 7/15 — However, Block Captains will meet on Fri., 7/19, 9:30 a.m.

There will be NO Emergency Preparedness Committee meeting on Monday, 7/15, as reported on the monthly calendar and in the Timber Valley Log. The next general committee meeting will convene sometime after the Annual Meeting. (Don’t forget to sign up … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness reminder — Have at least a 3-day survival kit in each of your vehicles

 

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Personal Emergency Preparedness in time for summer fire season, Friday, 6/14, 3 p.m. in the Clubhouse – all welcome

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Union Gap Fire – May 9

“FIRE”, Julianne Crane said, “will probably be our first emergency.” That was at about 11 am. By mid-afternoon the fire between Oakland and Sutherlin caught our attention. Cheryl Warfel and I drove out and circled up Union Gap Loop Road … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness: Everyone in the Park should have a copy of ‘Prepare! A Resource Guide’

The Emergency Preparedness Committee has been tasked with, among other responsibilities: “Develop an emergency information system,” and “Identify and maintain an inventory of human and other resources useful in mitigating threats of disruptions.”  For those of us who were in … Continue reading

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Wildfire prevention talk on Friday, 5/17, 3 p.m.

“Wildfires …
… what to do?” It appears that our Spring rains are over, and any time now, our forests and wildlands will be tender dry. And, since we live on the edge of a working forest, we are lucky to … Continue reading

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Water Inundation Map for Cooper Creek Added

We’ve added a link to an album containing photos of the map shown by Blair Nash at Friday’s Seminar about the Cooper Creek Dam. Blair is with the Sutherlin Water Control District and gave a group of about 60 people … Continue reading

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‘Update on Cooper Creek Dam’ by district manager Blair Nash — Friday, April 19, (NEW TIME) 3:30 p.m.

Blair Nash, District Manager, Sutherlin Water Control District will give an update on the Cooper Creek Dam on Friday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m. He will have the latest inundation maps and give information on the earthen dam . Copper … Continue reading

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