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In This Issue

Jan 11, 2014 12:26 pm |

Protecting the Water Supply Requires a Multipronged Approach

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NOTE:  Can you imagine getting this message?   “Do not drink it. Do not cook with it. Do not wash clothes in it. Do not take a bath in it,” . “For safety, we would ask everyone — this includes restaurants, hospitals, any institutions out there — please do not use any tap water if ...

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Jan 11, 2014 12:04 pm |

Major Gaps in Country’s Ability to Counter Infectious Diseases, Study Says

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By: Anthony Kimery

As concerns escalate over the disturbing growth of antibiotic resistant infectious diseases like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a new report released Tuesday morning by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) said “the nation’s ability to prevent and ...

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Jan 11, 2014 11:50 am |

FBI: Active Shooting Incidents Triple in Recent Years

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By: Mark Greenblatt, Scripps News on December 13, 2013

Lakim Faust dressed himself in black one Friday in June, grabbed a pistol-grip shotgun and 100 rounds of ammunition and walked out the door of his apartment in Greenville, N.C., with one intention — to shoot and kill a large number of people.

The 23-year-old ...

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Jan 11, 2014 11:40 am |

Pet Saftey For Cold Weather

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Do not leave your pet outdoors when temperatures drop below freezing. Dogs need outdoor exercise, but take care not to keep them outdoors for lengthy periods of time during very cold weather.  Pets that are mostly indoors need time to adapt to cold temperatures by building up a thicker coat and toughening their footpads ...

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Jan 11, 2014 11:27 am |

Dare to prepare: Taking risk seriously

all hazardOverseas Development Institute (ODI) – Feature -By Devex Editor on 11 December 2013

In moving toward the post-2015 development agenda, and with evidence pointing towards a world in which disasters are even more frequent than today, the centrality of “risk” is becoming an essential component of all development and humanitarian work.

Emergency preparedness ...

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Jan 11, 2014 10:47 am |

Philippines Typhoon: U.S. Aid Efforts Begin Focusing on Recovery

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By: Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times on November 26, 2013

Two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the central Philippines, food, clean water, plastic sheeting and other life-saving supplies are being pushed out to affected communities, and humanitarian workers are beginning to shift their focus to recovery efforts.

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Jan 09, 2014 11:27 am |

Malibu Offering Free Disaster Response Training Course

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The city is teaming with the Los Angeles County Fire Department for free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training classes.

An emergency preparedness class aimed to train citizens to provide assistance during a disaster in Malibu is scheduled to start up next month.

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