Community Safety and Awareness Report for Thursday, July 21st, 2011

•The Redway Community Services District is having trouble meeting its demand.  They are asking Redway water users to please start conserving now.

•Caltrans has posted electronic highway signs throughout California with a new Move Over message to kickoff a statewide campaign to increase safety for motorists, highway workers and law enforcement. The message, “Slow or Move Over for Workers, It’s the Law,” will stay posted through July 22nd.

•Due to community concern, PG&E has CANCELED the planned outage for the Garberville area scheduled for Thursday, July 28th.   PG&E is taking steps to improve and upgrade the electric system in the area, therefore, this work will need to be rescheduled.

•Officials with the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services are warning recreational users of the South Fork Eel and Van Duzen Rivers, Big Lagoon, Freshwater Lagoon and all other fresh water bodies to avoid contact with algae this summer.  Blue-green algae can be present in any fresh water body.  It looks like green, blue-green, white or brown scum, foam or mats floating on the water.  These floating masses or “blooms” can produce natural toxins that are very potent.  Dogs and children are most likely to be affected because of their smaller body size and tendency to stay in the water.  Please contact the Humboldt County DHHS Division of Environmental Health, at 445-6215 or 1-800-963-9241 for further information. 

Tune in tonight at 7pm for All Things Reconsidered.  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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