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America's next eclipse is in 2024
If you weren't able to see one of the most anticipated and unifying events this country has witnessed in nearly a hundred years, don't worry. You won't have to wait an entire century until the next one -- just seven years. Another total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States on April 8, 2024.
Although the last eclipse was peaking over two minutes in the path of totality, the 2024 eclipse will have peaks of 4½ minutes. In the United States, it will be visible in a diagonal path crossing from Texas to Maine, according to NASA.If you're eclipse chaser who doesn't mind globetrotting, you can also catch these total solar eclipses around the world in the coming years:
- 2019: South Pacific, Chile, Argentina
- 2020: South Pacific, Chile, Argentina, South Atlantic
- 2021: Antarctica
- 2026: the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Spain
- 2027: Morocco, Spain, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia
- 2028: Australia, New Zealand
- 2030: Botswana, South Africa, Australia
for more information go to CNN.com
Test your escape plan often
- Practice your home fire escape plan twice a year, making the drill as realistic as possible.
- Make arrangements in your plan for anyone in your home who has a disability.
- Allow children to master fire escape planning and practice before holding a fire drill at night when they are sleeping. The objective is to practice, not to frighten, so telling children there will be a drill before they go to bed can be as effective as a surprise drill.
- It's important to determine during the drill whether children and others can readily waken to the sound of the smoke alarm. If they fail to awaken, make sure that someone is assigned to wake them up as part of the drill and in a real emergency situation.
- If your home has two floors, every family member (including children) must be able to escape from the second floor rooms. Escape ladders can be placed in or near windows to provide an additional escape route. Review the manufacturer's instructions carefully so you'll be able to use a safety ladder in an emergency. Practice setting up the ladder from a first floor window to make sure you can do it correctly and quickly. Children should only practice with a grown-up, and only from a first-story window. Store the ladder near the window, in an easily accessible location. You don't want to have to search for it during a fire.
- Always choose the escape route that is safest – the one with the least amount of smoke and heat – but be prepared to escape under toxic smoke if necessary. When you do your fire drill, everyone in the family should practice getting low and going under the smoke to your exit.
- Closing doors on your way out slows the spread of fire, giving you more time to safely escape.
- In some cases, smoke or fire may prevent you from exiting your home or apartment building. To prepare for an emergency like this, practice "sealing yourself in for safety" as part of your home fire escape plan. Close all doors between you and the fire. Use duct tape or towels to seal the door cracks and cover air vents to keep smoke from coming in. If possible, open your windows at the top and bottom so fresh air can get in. Call the fire department to report your exact location. Wave a flashlight or light-colored cloth at the window to let the fire department know where you are located.
How You Can Help People Affected by the North Bay Fire
Our prime purpose in life is to help others. - Dalai Lama
While dozens of fire crews go from house to house to save lives, killer wildfires continue to menace North Bay California with 26 dead and hundreds missing. The 21 fires currently burning across the northern part of the state have also destroyed more than 3,500 buildings and torched more than 191,000 acres — a collective area nearly the size of New York City. These wildfires collectively are the deadliest in California’s modern history.
- If there is a wildfire in the area, be ready to evacuate on short notice.
- If you see a wildfire and haven't received evacuation orders yet, call 9-1-1. Don't assume that someone else has already called.
- If ordered to evacuate during a wildfire, do it immediately- make sure and tell someone where you are going and when you have arrived.
- If you or someone you are with has been burned, call 9-1-1 or seek help immediately; cool and cover burns to reduce chance of further injury or infection.
HOW TO HELP RIGHT NOW:
• Santa Rosa has currently met its immediate requirement for volunteers, but they ask that people interested in volunteering or donating as-needed sign up with the Red Cross. The Red Cross has a sign-in sheet here. For Sonoma County, you may call 707-573-3399 if you're hoping to volunteer.
• The Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership has also been called in to help. If you wish to donate or volunteer, you can register on their website.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ... “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something.
Help People by Donating to Hurricane Irma
Together we can make a difference. You can help by making a donation to the American Red Cross.
After Hurricane Harvey caused devastation along the Texas coast few weeks ago, Hurricane Irma made landfall in Southwest Florida over the weekend. Hurricane Irma was the longest-lasting powerful hurricane or typhoon ever recorded, worldwide. Widespread flooding and wind damage have been reported across most of the Florida Peninsula and Southern Georgia.
With over 180 mph gust of winds and the longest cyclone around the globe, Hurricane Irma caused many lives, destroyed homes, government buildings, and businesses. As the rain continues, many people are in danger with flooding across the Southeast U.S. The amount of people injured and dead is still unknown, as death toll rises. The estimate overall cost of property damages and lost businesses may well rise up to hundreds of billions of dollars.
You Can Help By Making a Donation Today!
The American Red Cross is working around the clock to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by these recent catastrophic hurricanes.
Click HERE to make a donation.
Summer heat waves
SERVPRO of S. San Rafael/Sausalito
At SERVPRO of S. San Rafael/Sausalito we're here to help you get ready for this Summer Heat!
Stay safe during the heat waves waiting to hit the North Bay by remembering these tips:
·Get the trained in first aid to learn how to treat heat-related emergencies.
·Have a emergency kit handy
·To reduce 80 percent of the heat that enters your home by covering windows that receives morning and afternoon sun
·Weather strip your doors
· Stay aware of upcoming temperature changes. Listen to local weather forecasts.
·Window air conditioners snugly; insulate if necessary.
Stay safe this summer and if you need us remember to give us a call for all your fire, water, and smoke emergencies at 415-479-2900! We are faster to any size damage. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals is ready for whatever happens. Should a disaster strike at your home or business, we are here to help!
Servpro of SSanRafael/Sausalito 415-299-1323
SERVPRO of S. San Rafaeal/Sausalito would like to thank everyone that made it out to out movie night on Wednesday!
We had a great time watching Creed, we brough snacks, candy and soda for eveyone and had a great time. We love being out in our community with our clients, friends, and family!
Hope to see you all at our next event! And remember, SERVPRO is Always Here to Help!
Free courses are available!
At SERVPRO of S. San Rafael/Sausalito we offer both credit and non-credit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters and Real Estate professionals. The Continuing Education (CE) Courses provide you with information to better service your customers.
These programs are designed to improve your knowledge regarding emergency mitigation.
Here are some of the CE courses that are offered by SERVPRO
Fire Damage Restoration
Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
Restorative Drying for Water Damage
Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar
Continuing Education (CE) Courses are available every few months, yearly. If you are interested in attending a free course call and reserve your seat!
Questions? Call us today at 415-479-2900
Sausalito Disaster Preparedness Day
Always Here to Help!
The Sausalito Disaster Preparedness Day on October 3rd was a great even to get informed on how to handle an emergency. The City of Sausalito’s Disaster Preparedness Committee along with the Sausalito Police Department, Southern Marin Fire Protection District, and several other organizations conducted the Disaster Preparedness Awareness Day event.
Great tips for your everyday life, home, office, and community involvement. SERVPRO of S. San Rafael/Sausalito representative Josh met and explained how at SERVPRO we help get your life back in order after an emergency. We are a 24hour emergency response service who is here to help whenever disaster strikes.
Our professional techs have the experience and tools to make your emergency "Like it never even happened."
Dont Wait, Communicate!
National Preparedness 2015!
September is National Preparedness Month and here at SERVPRO we are always ready for any emergency and are faster to any size disaster! Make sure you have your emergency plan ready!
When we say we are always Here to Help we mean we are available to you 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Next time you or someone you know has an emergency call your local SERVPRO professionals!
Northern California has had to face many wildfires and the damage they cause. Thre has been over a dozen homes destroyed by the #Rockyfire alone. When facing a fire in your home it is important to know the first 48 hours after fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your belongings. SERVPRO franchise professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire smoke and soot removal to document restoration. These services help ensure your belongings are restored to preloss condition when possible.
When facing a redidential or comercial fire it is best to limit movement to prevent spreading soot and causing further damage; do not wash any walls or painted surfaces; do not shampoo carpet or upholstery; and do not clean any electrical equiptment. We understand your belongings and memories have more value than at first glance, and will do our best to restore them whenever possible.
SERVPRO services include Restoration and Cleaning for:
- fire, smoke, and soot
- water removal and dehumidification
- mold mitigation and remediation
- catastrophic storm response
- move outs and contents restoration
- electronic and equip[ment
- documentation drying
- contents claim inventory service
- clean air ducts and HVAC
- biohazard, crime scene and vandalism
- carpet, walls and hard floors
Remember we are always Here to Help!
Happy 4th of July!!
Everyone at SERVPRO wishes you a safe and fun weekend. Remember to respect the firework laws in your area and be aware of your sorroundings when setting off fireworks.
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