Fire prevention mowing is in the spring and fall.
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INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS OFFICE
SAN JACINTO COUNTY, OCTOBER 14, 2009
State requirements to be implemented on Jan 1, 2010 require all residences to have 911 (official) house numbers displayed in a prominent location either on the house, fence or entrance to property, preferably reflective for emergency agencies to quickly identify the location. The county will provide a blue board with reflective numbers for a cost of $10.00 for a 911 number that has previously been obtained. For every new 911 number being assigned or a previous number having to be changed, the County will provide the sign free of charge. The signs are approximately 18x6 inches.
Anyone with handicapped or special needs (oxygen, etc.) during any county-wide emergency (flood, hurricane etc.) the County provides shelter at the Senior Citizens Center in Coldspring.
Ms Judy Eaton, Emergency Management Coordinator for San Jacinto County, will be driving through our subdivisions around Dec 1, 2009 with a special GPS device mapping the precise location for all homes.
The County will be giving free H1N1 flu shots at the EOC building (voting building) behind the Annex and next to the Senior Citizens Center in Coldspring around the 2nd week in November. All schools in the area will also have these shots available for all children.
Submitted by Glorian Drews and Don Leedy
Please realize that this is not official advice!
Tamiflu does not kill but prevents H1N1 from further
proliferation till the virus limits itself in about 1-2 weeks
(its natural cycle). H1N1, like other Influenza A viruses, only
infects the upper respiratory tract and proliferates (only)
there. The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/
throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost
impossible not coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all
precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as
While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1
infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of
symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very
simple steps - not fully highlighted in most official
communications - can be practiced:
1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official
2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to
touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).
3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you
don't trust salt).. H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection
in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show
characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation.
In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a
healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't
underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative
4. Similar to #3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every
day with warm salt water.
Blowing the nose hard once a day, and swabbing both nostrils
with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in
bringing down viral population.
5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in
Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). If you have to
supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has
Zinc to boost absorption.
6. Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. Drinking warm
liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse
direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat
into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do
All these are simple ways to prevent, within means of most households.