Update on what is happening in community with tsunami sirens
My name is Cindy Henderson and I am the emergency services manager for Del Norte County and I wanted to update the community on what is happening with the tsunami sirens.
We are installing two more sirens in the Crescent City limits and we currently have three in Klamath and three in the county, including one in Smith River, one at the harbor and the other one at the Flynn Center.
We are currently working with signal operators at NOAA weather to have the sirens go off the first full-week Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. to test them. We have had some problems matching the signals and we are still having to set them off manually each month from the Sheriff's Department but we hope to get this corrected soon. Your patience is very appreciated!
Please remember that these are outdoor sirens and are not meant to be heard indoors. They are meant to alert people by the water and those that are participating in outdoor activities. Remember that you can have your own personal siren in your house by purchasing a NOAA weather radio that will sound with an alarm night or day with any hazards that are happening in our area.
Thanks for being prepared!
Emergency Services Mgr.
It's time to do what feds did and rethink the fluoride issue
I hate to say, "I told you so." Wait a second. No I don't.
It's not often the federal government admits to making a mistake.
That changed on Friday, Jan. 7, in a remarkable turnabout regarding the
"optimal" or "recommended" levels of fluoride added to our drinking
water. It only took them 50 years. Here's what's changed. The new level
recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is now
down to 0.7 milligrams per liter.
The federal government now admits that 41 percent of children ages
12-15 had dental fluorosis in a recent study. That means they are
over-fluoridated. Although the article in HuffPost said all you have to
do is bleach it out, that's not true either. Fluorosis is the first
indication of fluoride poisoning. If it affects the teeth, then it is
also affecting every bone in your body, making it weaker not stronger.
How does over-fluoridation happen? Starting with infants, even at the
new optimal level, it's still 175 times higher than normal. If you eat
wheat cereal with milk and grape juice for breakfast you've already
received 133 percent of the optimum dose for the day. Add drinking tap
water on top of that, showering in it and you're over-fluoridated.
Simple as that.
A recommendation to drop the optimal level to 0.7 milligrams per
liter means the feds are still not listening to the people, or looking
at all the facts, much like our local City Council and Board of
Supervisors, First 5, Department of Health Services, and all the doctors
and dentists who signed their names to opposing Measure A. Having our
local newspaper minimize the facts and put its particular spin helps no
one. It only serves to harm those in our community wondering why they
have arthritis, thyroid problems and cancer.
Logically, you can't wash your body and your organs with toxic
industrial waste and expect it to stay healthy.
As an elected official, I take my duty to be fiscally responsible
seriously, and can predict that if the facts and the people continue to
be ignored, lawsuits will ensue. Lawsuits are a last resort when logic
and reason don't prevail.
Those of my constituents that cannot stomach the idea of forced
medication now say, "If you want to slowly poison the rest of our
community, then at least provide at no cost, reverse osmosis units to
those of us not buying into this scheme."