Holiday Harbor Community Association

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

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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 
proliferation is. 

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 
communications). 

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 
method. 

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 
any harm. 

All these are simple ways to prevent, within means of most households.