CANCELLATION OF BOIL WATER NOTICE
2/24/13 at 7:24pm
On Friday, February 22 you were notified of the need to boil/disinfect all tap water used for drinking and cooking purposes.
Padre Dam Municipal Water District in conjunction with the California Department of Public Health, and San Diego County Local Environmental Health Jurisdiction, has determined that, through abatement of the health hazard and comprehensive testing of the water, your water is safe to drink. It is no longer necessary to boil your tap water or for you to consume bottled water. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding
**NOTE: We would recommend you rewash dishes in the dish washer. It is likely safe but just a recommendation. Clothes from a washing machine are fine as you are not consuming the clothes.
Yes, it is advised that you flush water heaters and ice makers.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
Padre Dam MWD
For more information call:
Water Utility contact: Dave Loudon, System Operations Manager, 619-258-4673, 9300 Fanita
Parkway, Santee, CA 92071.
California Department of Public Health – Drinking Water Field Operations Branch- District Office
Local Environmental Health Jurisdiction: San Diego County at 858-505-6700.
***WE ARE STILL UNDER A BOIL WATER ALERT – PLEASE DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST !!
Photo of the Sink Hole while Padre Dam Crews worked though the night taken by one of our Alpine Residents
The Link Provided by Padre Dam showing the effected areas IS NOW WORKING
Some people were having difficulty opening the map online, so i have taken a screen shot of it shown here
(Just Click on the map to VIEW LARGER)
I have received countless emails from Alpine residents telling me that they DID NOT GET THE BOIL WATER NOTICE CALL from Padre Dam….I too was one of those people who did not get the call. Please forward this message to ANYONE you KNOW in Alpine who does not already receive the ACN alerts and also encourage them to sign up so they can receive them in the future.
Unfortunately I also heard about MANY of our Alpine Businesses who have had to endure so many struggles in thepast years, could not stay open last night due to the water main break an health concerns. Alpine Brewery, Janets, and I am sure MANY MANY MORE were forced to close their doors on a very lucrative FRIDAY NIGHT. This is heartbreaking to me
I received this email from Carl’s Jr. - “Unfortunately due to this boil out, we had to shut down the Carl’s Jr. For the safety of our guest. We will re-open as soon as the health department gives us the ok. Thanks guest of Alpine for understanding! Thanks.”
Hopefully they can get this taken care of an the water will be safe enough for our restaurants to open tonight
- Angela Brookshire, ACN Director
(Below is the information that Padre Dam is providing on their website at this time)
**PADRE DAM WEBSITE BOIL WATER ALERT**
“BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING
Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.
Due to a water main break on Alpine Blvd., the California Department of Public Health in conjunction with the San Diego County Health Department, and Padre Dam Municipal Water District are advising all residents east of Harbison Canyon Road (the Arnold Way pumping zone) to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one (1) minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
We will inform you when tests show that water is safe to drink and you no longer need to boil your water. We anticipate resolving the problem within 72 hours.
For more information call:
Water Utility contact: Dave Loudon, System Operations Manager, 619-258-4673, 9300 Fanita Parkway, Santee, CA 92071.
California Department of Public Health – Drinking Water Field Operations Branch- District Office at 619-525-4159.
Local Environmental Health Jurisdiction: San Diego County at 858-505-6700.
VERY IMPORTANT!!! Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.”
***FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO ANYONE WHO YOU BELIEVE DOES NOT ALREADY RECEIVE ALPINE COMMUNITY NETWORK ALERTS***
Large water main break and possible sink hole at Alpine Blvd. and Victoria Dr. Emergency crews, CHP and Padre Dam are on site. Avoid the area if possible. Traffic is flowing EAST and WEST but W. Victoria is CLOSED at this time
San Diego County Urges Residents to Resolve to be Ready for a Disaster
Did you resolve to make healthier food choices and be more active in 2012, reduce your debt or simply spend more time with your family this year? Those are among the most common New Year resolutions, but the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is suggesting an important addition to that list. Resolve to be Ready with an emergency preparedness goal.
“Making and meeting personal emergency preparedness goals is a great way to increase your family’s safety and peace of mind,” said Holly Crawford, Director for the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services. “As we begin a new year, I encourage you to create or review personal preparedness plans for your home and office. In San Diego, wildfires and earthquakes are a year-round risk and preparing a plan ahead of time can help save lives and protect your property.”
Resolve to be Ready for emergencies in 2012 by taking four important steps to prepare your family, home, business, and community in the face of potential disaster.
- Learn your risks
- Make a plan
- Build a kit
To learn more about the risks in our region, visit www.ReadySanDiego.org. Families can create or update a personal emergency preparedness plan including a home and car emergency supply kit. A free Family Disaster Plan template with a list of items for your home emergency supply kit can be found on http://www.readysandiego.org/make-a-plan/ as well as other preparedness resources.
The FEMA Resolve to be Ready public awareness campaign also reminds residents to learn how to send updates via text and internet from their mobile phone to their contacts and social channels in case voice communications are not available. Additionally, FEMA suggests that people store important documents such as personal and financial records in the cloud, on a secure and remote area or a flash or jump drive that they can keep readily available so those items can be accessed from anywhere.
In 2011, the nation has seen more billion-dollar natural disasters than any year on record, according to the National Climatic Data Center. During the first 11 months of 2011, 97 major disasters were declared, according to FEMA.
Since we can’t predict or prevent all the disasters that might occur in San Diego County, having an emergency plan will help minimize the chaos that can follow. Having an emergency plan can also help speed up recovery after a disaster.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO PREPARE?
Are you prepared for an emergency? Here is a quiz from the FEMA Resolve to be Ready campaign. Find out just how prepared you are. If you don’t know the answer to some of the questions, visit ReadySanDiego.org or Ready.gov for tips and resources that can help make sure you, your family, and your community are Ready.
• Do you know how to find the emergency broadcasting channel on the radio?
• Does your city/county have an emergency alert system? Is so, are you signed up to get alerts?
• Do you know your local evacuation routes? How would you get out of town from work? How about from home?
• Does your city/county have a Community Emergency Response Team program?
• In the last year, have you prepared or updated your Emergency Supply Kit with emergency supplies like water, food and medicine that is kept in a designated place in your home? Visit www.ReadySanDiego.org or www.Ready.gov for an Emergency Supply Kit checklist.
• In the last year, have you prepared a small kit with emergency supplies that you keep at home, in your car or where you work to take with you if you had to leave quickly?
• In the last year, have you made a specific plan for how you and your family would communicate in an emergency situation if you were separated?
• Are you prepared to help your neighbor? In most emergencies, the best way to get help quickly is by working with your neighbors. Do you know anyone in your neighborhood who might need a little extra help preparing for or responding to an emergency?
• Have you established a specific meeting place for your family to reunite in the event you and your family cannot return home or are evacuated?
• In the last year, have you practiced or drilled on what to do in an emergency at home?
• Have you taken first aid training such as CPR in the past five years?
You don’t know where you’ll be when the next wildfire or other major emergency hits San Diego County. But the recent Shockey Fire is our latest reminder that emergencies do happen here!
iPhone, Android Users: Download SD Emergency at www.sdcountyemergency.com
You don’t know where you’ll be when the next wildfire or other major emergency hits San Diego County. But this week’s destructive Shockey Fire is our latest reminder that emergencies do happen here.
Starting today, you can download SD Emergency to your iPhone, iPad or Android phone or tablet to get critical emergency information wherever you are. The app is designed to keep residents and their families informed and safe throughout events likely to affect the region, such as wildfires, or potential threats, such as damaging earthquakes or terrorist events.
“Many people depend on smartphones and tablets to keep them connected to the world, and there’s no more critical time to stay connected than during an emergency,” said County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ron Roberts. “East County residents have already suffered a devastating wildfire this year, and we’re just entering our typical peak fire season. As government enters the world of ‘apps,’ I promised during my State of the County address to make this public safety app our priority. It is a great resource and I urge smartphone users to download SD Emergency today.”
The free app is now available to download via www.sdcountyemergency.com, or in the Apple App Store and Google Play stores.
SD Emergency features a simple interface, and during a fire or other event, app users will be alerted to official County updates, emergency maps, shelter lists and maps, CAL FIRE and County social media, and even volunteer opportunities. An automatic notification will alert users of new emergencies and updates.
During an emergency, residents might use the app to see if their neighborhood is affected by road closures or damage. Displaced residents could find their way to the nearest shelter.
Before an emergency, the app is designed to be a handy and engaging preparation tool. The “Ready” section of the app features interactive checklists to prepare an emergency kit that will help families survive on their own in a disaster for 72 hours. Likewise, the app makes devising a family disaster plan easy.
The “Ready” side of the app also features a wealth of information by disaster type, such as “Wildfire,” “Earthquake,” and “Public Health Emergency.”
The app takes advantage of smartphone technology and reaches the growing and significant population who use iPhone and Android devices. During an emergency, the County will also provide updates, maps and shelters at www.sdcountyemergency.com.
County Site Offers Information on Debris Cleanup, Rebuilding, Tax Relief Information
County Of San Diego NEW RELEASE 10-2-12
Shockey Fire survivors can still get guidance by going online to the County’s recovery web site, www.sdcountyrecovery.com.
Over the weekend, the County closed its Local Assistance Center at the Jacumba Library after helping 25 residents with basic needs, debris cleanup tips or service, rebuilding, vital records, information on property tax relief, insurance claims and public assistance. About two dozen governmental and nonprofit organizations were available at the Jacumba Library through Saturday.
For those who were unable to go to the assistance center, or may have additional questions as their recovery process continues, the County has resources and guidance materials online at sdcountyrecovery.com. The information includes a guide on what to do after a wildfire, permit processing for fire-damaged properties, and information on how to avoid scams.
Shockey Fire residents who have had their homes damaged by the fire can also learn how to get property tax relief by having their property reassessed to reflect a lower value.
Safe fire debris cleanup tips are also listed to help residents avoid potential health problems from improper handling or disposal.
It is important for property owners to know that ash and debris may contain toxic substances due to the many synthetic materials in a home, including asbestos and lead in some older homes.
Only three landfill sites accept ash for disposal and residents have to call for an appointment. Disposal sites and contact information are available on the web site.
Residents should not pay someone to haul away their burned out vehicle. The County does it for free and additional information can be found on the recovery web site.
The Shockey Fire began in an area that is used for target shooting, but fire investigators are still looking into whether a bullet was indeed the cause, said CAL FIRE Capt. Mike Mohler Tuesday. The 2,556-acre fire destroyed 15 homes, 18 outbuildings, 11 cars and damaged two homes, according to the County Planning and Development Services (PDS). An elderly man also perished in the fire after he ignored evacuation orders.
CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
National Fire Prevention Week October 7 – 13, 2012
Sacramento – It only takes seconds for a fire to grow out of control, making escape from a fire impossible. That’s why CAL FIRE is urging people to “Have 2 Ways Out” of their home. In the event of a fire, remember that every second counts, so you and your family must always be prepared. Escape plans help you get out of your home quickly. Prepare and practice your fire escape plan regularly with everyone in your household, including children and people with disabilities.
CAL FIRE and fire departments across the state are taking this opportunity during Fire Prevention Week to remind all Californians of the importance of creating a fire escape plan for your home and practicing it regularly. Most home fires occur at night when people are the least prepared. Tragedy can be avoided by knowing in advance and practicing two escape routes from each room.
“In 2011, 70 percent of structure fires in California reported to the CAL FIRE-Office of the State Fire Marshal were residential and accounted for 90 percent of fire deaths,” said State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover. “Everyone should take steps to help prevent home fires and ensure their family is protected.”
Making an escape plan is simple:
- Draw a map of your home. Mark a door and a window that can be used to get out of every room.
- Choose a meeting place outside in front of your home. This is where everyone can meet after they’ve safely escaped. Draw a picture of your outside meeting place on your escape plan.
- Write the emergency telephone number for the fire department on your escape plan.
- Check your smoke alarms regularly and have practice escape drills so everyone knows two ways out.
Practicing fire-safe behaviors and knowing what to do in an emergency can give your family the seconds needed to escape.
For more fire safety tips, visit the CAL FIRE website at www.fire.ca.gov.
Rita Loughrin-Sacco, Director of Catechetical Ministry Queen of Angels Church
email@example.com Alpine, CA 91901 619-445-2145
GAS LEAK NEAR ALBERTSONS
If you are wondering what is going on in the Albertsons Center, I have been told that there is a gas leak over near Subway or possibly the McDonald’s Restaurant that is under construction and they have the whole are closed off. They have Alpine Blvd Blocked off to where you cannot get past albertsons, but I believe you can still use all the other roads near there.
I am in Arizona right now and I have been unable to find out any further info from my usual sources, so I am relying on all the Alpine Resident “roaming reporters” out there! Please post anything else you find out!