Saturday, January 24, 2009

Stand by me

Yep.. been there before but just an uplifting kind of video..

Left over from Christmas


Information Statement

Information Statement: M 5.7 050 W HOMER, AK. 1810Z JAN 24: Tsunami NOT expected

Today's weather readings

Here are the readings for the last 24 hours ending Jan. 24, 2009 at 7am:

Temperature: Precipiation:
Max: 51 Low: 39 Rain: 0.00"

The temperature at 7am is 40 degrees.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Last night a call came to you if you have a hardline telephone number in Newport.... It spoke about a community wide alert for a senior citizen that wandered off from home and was feared lost. You were asked to keep a watchful eye out and to notify police if you thought you saw the lady in question. The call was prefaced by saying it was from Lincom....

Lincom? What is that? Well, that acronym stands for Lincoln County Communications (LINCOM). This is the agency that radio dispatches and handles calls for all of our emergency responders in this community (i.e., 911) Why did they call you?

The city has been installing a reverse 911 telephone system and have been talking about it for sometime... They can put out a call to every phone in Newport in just minutes and make an announcement of critical importance. I beleive this was the first use of the system that I know of.

This is a cool use of communications technology that will benefit our entire community.

As an aside, We would like to point out to you that this was the type of system we spoke about buying for our LVH community to report community outages such as last weeks water outtage. This reverse 911 system, of course, is a more important system...

In the future, when they call listen and do what they tell you... If you don't have what they need just be aware of the announcement. This is a critical new tool ... Announcements of a tsunami. dangerous storm conditons, all manner of uses come to mind.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Why Nuclear Weapons Are (Still) Bad for the Planet - TIME

Why Nuclear Weapons Are (Still) Bad for the Planet - TIME: "Tensions between India and Pakistan have been high recently. If they escalated to all-out nuclear war, what would be the effect to the global climate?"

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

NewsGator Online

"A kleptomaniac is a person who helps himself because he can't help himself."

NewsGator Online

"It is bad luck to be superstitious."

U.S. Broadens List of Peanut Foods to Avoid -

U.S. Broadens List of Peanut Foods to Avoid - "The federal government is advising consumers to avoid cookies, cakes, ice cream and crackers made with peanut butter or peanut paste while it continues to investigate an outbreak of salmonella illness that is believed to have killed six people and sickened at least 485 others across the country."

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 6.6 LOYALTY ISLANDS REGION 0335Z JAN 19: Tsunami NOT expected along US west coast,BC,and AK

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 5.1 075 SW SAND POINT, AK. 2117Z JAN 18: Tsunami NOT expected