Puerto Rico Earthquake - 2020 February ERT Team

1/22/2020

Hi California-Nevada Puerto Rico Team-

I’m sure you have all heard about the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico. We are getting updates from a variety of sources and monitoring the situation. Although REHACE has cancelled groups for Jan 12-18, as of now, our trip a month away is still a “go.” As you will see in the linked articles below, the electrical power situation is tenuous, at best. Since the planning for our first trip two years ago, our instructions from REHACE have been that we should not count on having electrical power. This is still the case. As in all ERT or VIM trips, our flexibility to adapt to the conditions/needs is essential.
 
We are planning on our group meeting (in person or by Zoom) on Sunday,  January 26, at 3pm in Room 8, Los Altos UMC, 655 Magdalena, Los Altos.  I’ve pasted the Zoom instructions at the bottom of this email and will also send you a calendar invitation. Please RSVP to let me know if you  will participate in person, by Zoom, or can’t make it at all.
 
Here are some updates:

  1. 1/11/2020 email from Puerto Rico Volunteers stating that they are cancelling the teams scheduled for Jan 12-18 – see below.  
  2. 1/10/2020 United Methodist New Service article
  3. 1/12/2020 FEMA Operations Advisory
  4. 1/13/2020 New Quake Hits Puerto Rico
  5. PBS coverage of Puerto Rico
 
Thanks!
Leslie Carmichael
650-468-7890

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