- EarthSky: Death Toll Tops 800 In 7.5 Indonesian Quake & Tsunami By Sunday
- Hurricane Florence: Crippled Electricity & Coal, Solar & Wind Back Next Day
- FoodSafety.Gov: Whole Foods Corn Tortilla Chips, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Products
- WDFW: Grant County Toxic Algae Alert
- WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners: Taylor Named Master Gardener Of The Year
- Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County BOCC Today
- Today: TES PTO Kid’s Closet Organizing Event
- Tuesday: CACLMT Energy Assistance Scheduling Opens
- Toledo High School Sports: September 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
EarthSky updated Sunday: Death toll surges over 800 in Indonesia earthquake. Article links several news sources worldwide including BBC, Washington Post, The Guardian.
CBSNews/Moneywatch reported: Hurricane Florence crippled electricity and coal -- solar and wind were back the next day.
Said @Johniadarola: The cool thing about solar and wind energy farms is that when a hurricane hits them they don't spill toxic coal ash into drinking water, potentially sickening or killing countless people.
PRI.org posted August 24: Some of the last Puerto Ricans without power got it today. But it’s a tenuous system prone to outages and not a long-term solution by any means.
Lewis County BOCC agenda this morning includes 2 topic-related requests:
- Proclamation recognizing October 7-13, 2018, as Public Power Week in honor of the PUD's contributions to Lewis County.
- Proclamation recognizing October 2018 as Lewis County Disaster Preparedness & Lewis County Alert Awareness Month.
@RedmondWaPD warns: Just a reminder that when disasters strike, fraudsters come out to take advantage of people's generosity. There are many scams right now trying to cash in on Hurricane Florence. Check the validity of a nonprofit at watchdog sites like Charity Navigator or GuideStar.
FoodSafety.Gov has issued an allergy alert for Whole Foods tortilla chips, and voluntary recall of Mauna Loa macadamia nut products due to potential e. Coli bacteria contamination.
Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips because the product may contain undeclared milk that was not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation is voluntarily recalling all of its products produced at the Keaau facility between Sept. 6 - 21, 2018 due to a potential contamination of Escherichia coli (E. coli). The recall was initiated due to E.coli being detected in the well water and distribution system that supplies the firm’s operations. No illnesses related to the water have been reported to the state.
Mauna Loa is voluntarily recalling their products out of an abundance of caution under the advisement of the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH).
Washington State Patrol is reducing lane & road closures by 60-75% following accidents with UAS - Unmanned Aerial System - drones. In use since May, these drones photograph and map out incident scenes while protecting troopers from live traffic.
WSP pilots must pass an FAA exam & train 40 hoursbefore they can fly the UAS. The technology and use of the UAS gained national recognition after officials utilized it for the December 2017 Amtrak derailment in DuPont.
Full story here.
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife alert:
CAUTION if you have plans to go to Potholes Reservoir. See below for warning from Grant County.
Excerpt: The type of blue-green algae that is present in O’Sullivan/Potholes Reservoir produce Microcystin toxin, which can cause serious illness in people, pets, and livestock.
Symptoms may take 15 minutes to 24 hours (usually within one hour) to appear, depending upon the size of the person or animal affected and the amount of toxic bloom consumed. Microcystin toxicosis may include jaundice, shock, abdominal pain/distention, weakness, nausea/vomiting, severe thirst, rapid/weak pulse and death.
Washington State Department of Agriculture cautions:
With corn maze season upon us, this story is a good reminder to bring a snack, charge your cell phone and count your kids before you leave.
Family’s Corn Maze “Fun” Ends In 911 Rescue
Washington State Fire Wire answers:
Q: Are there many fires still burning in WA State?
A: Yes. A number of fires remain burning, but operations have been dramatically scaled down on them as their current rates of spread are minimal. Some of these fires will continue burning until winter rains/snow extinguishes them. There is still significant threat of new wildfire starts in numerous counties, with at least one fire in the last week listed at over 100 acres. In addition, forestry agencies are currently conducting prescribed burns in numerous locations.
WDFW schedules controlled burns in two South Sound wildlife areas
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will be conducting controlled burns for habitat restoration on two wildlife areas in the South Puget Sound region through mid-October at the Scatter Creek Wildlife Area northeast of Rochester and the West Rocky Prairie Wildlife Area northwest of Tenino.
Darric Lowery, WDFW wildlife area manager, said the burns are weather dependent, and will be conducted for one to three days in each area. The areas targeted for burning are small, varying in size from one to 10 acres.
Lewis County Sheriff’s Office asks:
Interested in being a Lewis County Deputy Sheriff?
(Monday) we are opening our entry level testing registration, and in an effort to attract local candidates we will be hosting an onsite testing on Saturday November 3rd. Space is limited, register here: https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/
For the rest of us:
Please join us at Napavine Starbucks at Rush Rd and I5 on Wednesday October 3rd for National Coffee with a Cop Day.
We will be there from 3pm-5pm. Hope to see you all there.
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners posted:
Lewis County Master Gardener, Bob Taylor was named Washington State Master Gardener of the year at the State Conference in Wenatchee last Friday.
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility added:
Congratulations to WSU Lewis County Master Gardener Bob Taylor who also wears the hat of Master Recycler Composter, the volunteer group that works so closely with our department to educate the public about caring for the environment! He is an amazing volunteer who gives so much of his time and talents to our local community!
TES PTO’s Michelle Olson shared a link:
Work party at the Kids Closet! Please sign up to help if you can!
Today 2-4 PM or 4-6 PM, Tuesday 5-8 PM.
Sign up here.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Board of Commissioners meet at 10:00 a.m. each Monday in BOCC Hearing Room – 2nd floor, Historic Courthouse, 351 NW North Street, Chehalis, Washington.
Lewis County Commissioners linked:
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday October 1st.
Monday: TES PTO’s Michelle Olson organised an event -
Work party at the Kids Closet! Please sign up to help if you can!
Monday 2-4 PM or 4-6 PM, Tuesday 5-8 PM.
Sign up here.
Tuesday: Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties (CACLMT) announces 2 methods for low-income households to apply for Energy Assistance.
We will reopen to schedule appointments on Friday, September 28th for Thurston County, Lewis County will be opening on Tuesday, October 2nd, and Mason County will be opening on Wednesday, October 3rd.
Phone lines open at 7:00am and the internet will open at 9:00am.
Please be patient when calling the agency’s phone lines.
If you do not receive an appointment during this opening round, you will be eligible to schedule an appointment in January.
*Washington State Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
**Puget Sound Energy's Home Energy Lifeline Program
Toledo High School Sports: September 2018
Oct 5 @ Kalama bus @4:15 JV Oct 8 vs. Kalama 6:00
Oct 12 @ Wahkiakum bus @ 3:30 Oct 8 vs. Kalama 6:00
Oct 19 vs. Winlock JV Oct 22 @ Winlock bus @ 4:45
Oct 26th @ Mossyrock bus @ 4:20
Nov 2nd Crossover game TBD
Oct 1 @ Toutle Lake 6:00 bus @ 4:40
Oct 3 vs. Onalaska 6:00
Oct 8 @ Life Christian 6:00 bus @ 3:30
Oct 10 vs. Adna 6:00
Oct 2 @ MWP bus @ 4:15
Oct 4 vs. Toutle Lake
Oct 9 @ Mossyrock bus @ 4:40
Oct 11 vs. Wahkiakum
Oct. 2 @ Rainier bus @ 1:45
Oct 7 @Harvest Classic Longview bus @ 6:45 am
Oct 9 @ Adna bus @ 1:45
Oct 18 League Meet @ Rainier bus @ 1:45
Oct 27 District @ Onalaska bus @ 8:30 am
Nov 3 State in Pasco
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
The deadline to register to vote online is Monday, October 8.
The deadline for registering to vote by mail is Monday, October 8.
The deadline to register to vote in person is Monday, October 29
In Washington State: Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
October 13: Camp Singing Wind Hosts Goat Rendezvous
October 20: Nineteenth Annual Pow Wow Honoring The Spirit Of All Cowlitz People
November 3: Fiber Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools ISO* campaign contributions for this school bond
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Washington State Fire Wire updates wildfires throughout the state
Airnow.gov shares State Air Quality Resources
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