CSAR 6/14/11

Community Safety and Awareness Report for Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

•Humboldt County Health and Human Services Outreach Program will be at the Redway First Baptist Church from 10 am to 2 pm today.  They will host a CalFresh Food Stamps Clinic and more for low-income community members.  An eligibility worker will be available to answer questions and help fill out applications.

•According to County Roads Supervisor Marty Messenger, State Parks is planning to pave 2/3rds of Whitmore Grove next week.  Traffic will be 1 -way controlled with a pilot car.  Crews will work from 8am to 5pm through Thursday, June 16th.  

•CALFIRE Defensible Space Fire Safety Inspectors plan to work in the Whitethorn Area today. The aim of the inspections is to identify potential fire hazards and educate landowners on defensible space and strategies for making their residences and buildings more fire safe.  The inspectors will be in uniform and driving a marked CAL FIRE pickup. Anyone wishing to have an inspection of their property, please contact the Garberville CAL FIRE Station at 923-2645 and visit the CAL FIRE web site at: fire.ca.gov for more information.

•Pacific Gas and Electric Company warns outdoor water recreationists to take precautions against cold and swift rivers and streams as the state’s abundant snowpack begins melting faster as temperatures rise.  This year’s deep snowfall and cool spring has left California’s overall snowpack at more than three times its usual water content, meaning snowmelt will be more rapid than usual when temperatures rise. Know the water, know your limits, wear a life jacket, and always provide parental supervision.

•Tune in tonight at 7pm for The Environment Show with David Booth.  That’s tonight, from 7 to 8pm, right here, on KMUD.

This concludes the Community Safety and Awareness Report, which can be read online at kmud.org and heard weekdays at 11am, 3 pm, and as needed here, on KMUD.



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