Page 7 - June 2014 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter
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Notice of Planned Power Outages Program Shares Strategic Community Safety Plan This is a notice to let Tribal members know that Grays Harbor P.U.D. has By: Jenee Penn, Grant Writer a planned power outage scheduled for the evening of Thursday, July 24th As you have hopefully heard by now, the Chehalis Tribe was awarded a in order to make improvements. This will affect areas served by to the grant to develop a 10 year strategic plan to address community safety. A Cedarville substation from Porter to Oakville, including the Grays Harbor community meeting was held on May 28 to gather input about safety. th side of the Reservation and is expected to last from 10 to 12 hours, starting Thank you to everyone who attended for making this meeting a success! Thursday night at 6:00 PM until between 4:00-6:00 AM Friday morning. Issues discussed at the event included: Notifcation is being given now in order to give you time to prepare for the „ Emergency Preparedness including emergency evacuations, frst aid/ outage. Here are some things that can be done in preparation of this event: CPR and power outages „ Animals, specifcally animals off leashes, and the enforcement of „ If you rely on medical equipment dependent on electricity, have a plan to existing animal ordinance maintain use of your equipment during the outage. „ Transportation including infrastructure such as speed bumps, striping „ Have fashlights and fresh batteries on hand. and signage as well as traffc cameras on the main roads „ Charge your cell phones. Cordless phones will not work during the power „ Quad safety, particularly offering quad safety courses and providing a outage. safe place off of the roads for quads to ride „ Unplug computers, televisions and sensitive electronics to avoid „ Elders living at home and falls electrical surge. „ Car seat safety, specifcally offering car seat safety checks so people „ Know how to manually operate garage doors and electric gates. know how to properly work child restraints „ Minimize opening refrigerator and freezer doors to help maintain the „ Bicycle safety and the bike rodeos that were held in the past to teach temperature inside; you may even want to consider buying dry ice to put children to ride safely into fridges and freezers. „ Neighborhood safety including “Neighborhood Watch” groups and „ If you have a generator, make sure it has been installed properly. issues that affect specifc neighborhoods on the reservation Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for safe generator use. „ Safety issues relating to children and supervision You can go to this website to learn more about generator safety: „ Building safety issues such as pool safety and visitors not signing in If you are unable to attend the public meeting, but would like to provide „ Any appliances should be plugged into the generator using extension comments related to community safety please stop by the Planning Offce cords that are the right capacity anytime between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Feel free to call „ Never plug a generator into an outlet; this could back-feed into power Janet Stegall at 360-709-1622 or Jenee Penn at 360-709-1620 with any lines causing serious injury to power line crews. questions or comments. „ Check to make sure all heat-producing appliances (stoves, toaster ovens, irons, and hair curlers) are turned off. This will minimize any fre hazard Chehalis Tribal Newsletter if the power is restored while you’re away. The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation... „ If electricity is required to run your water or to refll your toilet for “People of the Sands” fushing, have a reserve of water on hand prior to the planned power Articles and opinions expressed in this publication are not outage. necessarily the opinions of this publication or the Chehalis Tribal „ Never use a gas range, indoor cooker, and charcoal or gas barbeque for Business Committee. heating. The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter encourages tribal members to submit letters, articles, photographs, and drawings to be considered for publication. These are „ Purchase of fuel may also be necessary as this outage will affect the local subject to editing. Tribal gas station Contributing writers, artists, and photographers include Chehalis tribal community members and staff. Submission deadline: 6th of each month Also, make sure you have contact numbers stored in cellphones in case of Printed monthly emergency. Tribal Center (360) 273-5911 Business Committee 420 Howanut Road David Burnett, Chairman The numbers to contact Grays Harbor PUD are: Oakville, WA 98568 Ray “Barnaby” Canales, Vice Chairman Toll Free Customer Service (360) 709-1726 (offce) Farley Youckton, Treasurer 800-562-7726 (360) 273-5914 (fax) Cheryle Starr, Secretary Dan Gleason, Sr., 5th Council Member and Toll Free Outage Number Chehalis Tribe’s Vision Statement Chehalis Tribal 888-541-5923. To be a thriving, self-suffcient, Newsletter Staff: sovereign people, honoring our past Fred Shortman, Disclaimer: All dates and times are subject to change. Please call the and serving current Communications contact numbers to verify the information regarding the event. and future generations Coordinator    Page 7
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