Storm Awareness

Keep yourself, family, and neighbors safe before and after flooding

(ASL videos on these safety topics can be found under the resources section at the bottom of this message.)

  • Stay off the roads: Emergency workers will be assisting people in flooded areas. You can help them by staying off the roads and out of the way.
  • Check on neighbors who may require assistance if it is safe to do so. This includes individuals with infants, children as well as older adults, people with disabilities and others who may need help.
  • Don’t drive through flood waters: Almost half of all flash flood deaths happen in vehicles. When in your car, look out for flooding in low lying areas at bridges and at highway dips. As little as 6 inches of water may cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
  • Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded. Roads may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car.
  • Stay out of floodwater. Standing water may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines or contain hazards such as human and animal waste, dangerous debris, contaminates that can lead to illness, or wild or stray animals

Stay safe from post-storm hazards

  • If you need to evacuate post-storm, be extremely careful driving as roads may be damaged or blocked. If you go to a community or group shelter, remember to follow the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for protecting yourself and family from COVID-19. FEMA is prepared and activated to respond to disasters in states in a COVID-19 environment and is well postured to handle this upcoming storm despite the Delta surge.
  • Check local media for a list of shelters, including those who can accommodate pets. If you are staying in a hotel, Please call before you go and ask if pets are permitted.
  • If you are in the path of Ida as it moves inland, gather supplies. Have enough supplies for your household. Include medication, disinfectant supplies, face maskspet supplies and a battery-operated radio with extra batteries. After a hurricane, you may not have access to these supplies for days or weeks.
  • If your home has flood water inside or around it, don’t walk or wade in it. The water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline or raw sewage. Never attempt to turn off power or operate circuit breakers while standing in water.
  • Be careful when cleaning up. Wear protective clothing, including a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, work gloves and sturdy thick-soled shoes. Do not try to remove heavy debris by yourself. Use an appropriate mask if cleaning mold or other debris. People with asthma and other lung conditions and/or immune suppression should not enter buildings with indoor water leaks or mold growth that can be seen or smelled. Children should not take part in disaster cleanup work.
  • Avoid downed power or utility lines; they may be live with deadly voltage. Stay far away and report them immediately to your power company.
  • Stay informed. Individuals in Louisiana can text IDA to 67283 for storm updates from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness or visit GOHSEP > GOHSEP (la.gov). Individuals in Alabama should follow the guidance of local officials or visit ema.alabama.gov/. For storm updates in Mississippi, visit Hurricane Ida – MEMA (msema.org).
  • Stay put. Stay off the roads. Emergency workers may be assisting people in flooded areas or cleaning up debris. You can help them by staying off the roads and out of the way. If you evacuated, do not return home until local officials say it is safe.
  • Don’t drive through flood waters: Almost half of all flash flood deaths happen in vehicles. When in your car, look out for flooding in low lying areas at bridges and at highway dips. As little as 6 inches of water may cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
  • Check on friends and family: If you are able, please check on your neighbors, friends, and family because some may need more help than others.

Stay safe during power outages

  • Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. A grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal burning devices should never be used inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. These should only be used outdoors and at least 20 feet away from windows.
  • Use a generator safely. Never use a generator inside a home, basement, shed or garage even if doors and windows are open.
  • Keep generators outside and far away from your home. Windows, doors and vents could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors. Read both the label on your generator and the owner’s manual and follow the instructions.
  • Use only flashlights or battery-powered lanterns for emergency lighting. NEVER use candles during a blackout or power outage due to extreme risk of fire.
  • Power Outages can impact the safety of food in your refrigerator and freezer.
    • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to keep your food as fresh as possible. The refrigerator will keep food cold for about four hours. A full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48 hours. Use coolers with ice if necessary.
    • Throw away any food that has been exposed to a temperature of 40°Fahrenheit (4° Celsius) or higher for two hours or more or that has an unusual odor, color or texture. When in doubt, throw it out!
    • Never taste food or rely on appearance or odor to determine its safety. Some foods may look and smell fine, but if they have been at room temperature too long, heat-resistant bacteria that cause food-borne illnesses can start growing quickly.

Additional Resources

o    Be Prepared

o    Don’t Drive Through Flood Waters

o    Need to Evacuate?

o    Learn Your Evacuation Route

o    Get Vaccinated to Protect You and Your Family

o    CDC Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

o    CDC Flood Waters During and After a Disaster

o    Cleaning Up After a Disaster

o    CDC Mold Safety After a Disaster

o    CDC Shelters and Evacuations During a Disaster

o    USDA Food Safety After a Disaster

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2021 Produce Vouchers Have Arrived!!

Distribution Schedule:

Distribution in the Kinley Café – Bring ID if you are the recipient or proxy

Proxy must know birthdate and monthly income of recipient

Friday, 8/6  8:30 am – 11:30 am and 1p – 3p

Saturday 8/7 (Special Day) 9a – 2p

(come to the side door on 6th Street for entrance – you can park in the church lot on the corner of 6th and Pike)

Monday 8/9  8:30 am – 11:30 am and 1p-3p

Tuesday 8/10  9a-11a and 1p – 3p  Check in at front desk

Wednesday  8/11 Center Closed for Staff Training

Thursday 8/12  9a-11a and 1p – 3p  Check in at front desk

Friday  8/13  9a-11a and 1p – 3p  Check in at front desk

More dates and time posted next week

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Getting Connected:

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The AARP has released a new flyer with information about the EBB program.

Download the PDF here.

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Title V Job Opportunities

We currently have employment opportunities in our cafe through WV’s Title V SCSEP Program. We are looking for general kitchen staff. Any kitchen experience is helpful! Applicants can apply in-person at the Senior Center. 500 W Main St. Clarksburg, WV

The Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library also has an opening for a cleaning person through the Title V program. Applicants can send a resume as an email attachment to Library Manager, Julia Todd at julia.todd@clark.lib.wv.us or visit the library between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday to fill out an application. Job description for the Cleaning position.

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Re-Opening Schedule of Events

Start DateActivityDay(s)Time
Tuesday, June 22, 2021Fitness RoomMonday – Friday8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, June 22, 2021Puzzle/TV RoomMonday – Friday8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, June 22, 2021Tai ChiTuesday & Thursday10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday, June 22, 2021Tai Chi AdvancedThursday11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, June 22, 2021Card/Game PlayingMonday – Friday8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, June 22, 2021Bingo Fun ClubTuesday 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Tuesday, June 22, 2021Computer LabMonday – Friday8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 2021Bingocize AMWednesday10:00 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday, June 23, 2021Bingocize PMWednesday12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 2021CeramicsMonday & Thursday8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 2021Bingo Coverall after Lunch $1Friday12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
Monday, June 28, 2021Line Dancing GroupMonday3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, July 7, 2021Sewing Group1st Wednesday & 3rd Tuesday of the Month9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday, July 9, 2021Exercise GroupMonday & Friday10:00 am – 10:45 am
Wednesday, July 14, 2021Ceramics EveningWednesday4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, July 20, 2021Stonewall Jackson Coin Club3rd Tuesday of the Month5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Monday, September 13, 2021Travel Club2nd Monday of the Month1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
TBDBolivia Card Game GroupTuesday & Friday9:00 am – 4:00 pm
TBDToning Exercise GroupTuesday & Thursday9:00 am – 10:00 am
TBDAlzheimer’s Support GroupTBDTBD
TBDClarksburg-Harrison LibrarianSchedule Varies11:30 am – TBD
TBDState Attorney RepresentativeSchedule VariesTBD
    
 SATELLITES  
Monday, July 19, 2021Bridgeport Satellite3rd Monday of the Month10:30 am
Friday, September 10, 2021East View Satellite1st Friday of the Month, Bingo on other Fridays 1p12:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14, 2021Johnstown Satellite2nd Wednesday of the Month10:00 am
Wednesday, August 4, 2021Lost Creek Satellite1st Wednesday of the Month, Cards and Ceramics on other Wednesdays10:00 am
Friday, July 9, 2021Lumberport Satellite2nd Friday of the Month11:00 am
Tuesday, June 22, 2021Marshville Satellite4th Tuesday of the Month10:30 am
TBDMt. Clare Satellite3rd Tuesday of the Month11:00 am
TBDSardis Satellite1st Thursday of the Month10:30 am
Friday, June 25, 2021Shinnston SatelliteEvery Friday10:30 am
Thursday, July 15, 2021Spelter Satellite3rd Thursday of the Month12:00 pm
TBDWallace Satellite2nd Tuesday of the Month10:00 am
Tuesday, June 22, 2021West Milford/Good Hope Satellite1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the Month10:30 am
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