Red Cross Spiritual Care Program

Red Cross LogoThe Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties is offering a spiritual care program for interested volunteers.

The program has three levels of participation:

You can apply for participation at http://www.TinyUrl.Com/Spiritual-Care and you can learn more about the American Red Cross disaster response efforts at http://www.redcross.org/support/emergency-preparedness.

 

More than 100 Earthquakes Hit Brawley CA in One Day

More than 100 earthquakes have hit the Brawley, CA area.  The biggest quake was 5.4 on the Richter Scale!

Check out the USGS map that tracks earthquakes at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/.

Are you ready?

Learn more about protecting your home and loved ones from FEMA www.ready.gov/earthquakes.
The San Diego County Office of Emergency Services Earth Quake information center is located at: www.co.san-diego.ca.us/oes/disaster_preparedness/oes_jl_earthquakes.html

Stay up to date — sign up for the  East County Magazine Viejas Emergency Email link www.EastCountyMagazine.org/ViejasEmergencyEmailLink

211 Briefing to San Diego Interfaith Disaster Council

2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free confidential phone service and searchable online database. 2-1-1 serves the entire population of the County.

Every hour of every day, someone in San Diego County searches for services, from substance abuse treatment to care for a child or aging parent, food, housing or financial assistance. With more than 5,000 health and human service programs, finding help can seem insurmountable. 2-1-1 can help.

By dialing 2-1-1, clients are linked to a live highly-trained Client Service Representatives (CSR) who will navigate them through their situations by assessing their needs and then matching them to the best and closest resource in their community. Assistance is confidential and offered in more than 150 languages. 2-1-1’s highly trained CSRs, the majority of whom are Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS)-certified, provide a wide range of immediate resources to local individuals and families.

2-1-1 hosted the Monthly Meeting for the San Diego Interfaith Disaster Council attended bu interested faith leaders and volunteers from around the county.

 

Evacuations — Julian, CA — Vallecito Lightning Complex Fire

August 14, 2012 (Ranchita) — The San Diego Sheriff’s office has issued an evacuation advisory for Ranchita due to a fire borning in an northerly direction through Grapevine Canyon toward Ranchita.  Be prepared for evacuation if notified. You may wish to evacate voluntarily now.  If you have an emergency, call 911.

Monitor your local TV and radio stations or dial the County San Diego information line at 211 for updated information on the fire.

Cal Fire Link: http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=709

IDC Ham Radio Channels

The following channels are the primary frequencies used by the IDC in case of emergency for all IDC Ham Radio Operations:

Channel Frequency Offset Tone Call Sign Location
1 147.075 Plus 107.2 W6NWG Mt. Palomar
2 145.240 Minus 123.0 WA6HYQ La Mesa, Nebo Hill
3 147.915 Minus 114.0 K6GHM El Cajon, Mt Helix
4 445.020 Plus 123.0 WA6HYQ La Mesa, Nebo Hill

 

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.