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Offline Old YJ

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This is a call to action!
« on: July 06, 2019, 02:31:06 AM »
With all the Earthquake action that is happening in and around Ridgecrest. The small community of Trona is in need of bottled water. Rockslides cut off town; water is scarce. The police department has issued a call for help. Is there anyone interested in making a run up 395 to Trona to deliver water?
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Re: This is a call to action!
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2019, 07:21:46 AM »
What date / time?  Are Jeeps required to get to the prescribed location or are the roads passable with street vehicles?
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Re: This is a call to action!
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2019, 07:46:39 AM »
Like Jim asked, when?
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Re: This is a call to action!
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2019, 07:51:52 AM »
Same question here?
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Re: This is a call to action!
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2019, 11:09:51 AM »
The City of Ridgecrest has asked for everyone to stay out of the area. Trucks with supplies are being escorted in by CHP. The only area that is still having problems is Trona. They do not have power or water service. The counties of Kern and San Bernardino are working on that. Trona is located in San Bernardino County. Cal Trans has done some road work repairs, but after last nights quake there are a few more areas that need to be worked on. South of Trona, on state route 178 there was a broken water main line in thru canyon that supplies Trona. That is being repaired today, most of that line is above ground so it is easily repaired quickly. To the north on state route 178 on the Slate Range Crossing down hill pass Cal Trans has removed the rock slides from the road.
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Re: This is a call to action!
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2019, 12:36:07 PM »
So, it sounds like no action is required. Correct?
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Re: This is a call to action!
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2019, 02:17:42 AM »
For those who are wondering, the donations of water for Trona at Ridgecrest PD was sent out to Trona on Saturday. Also, Pepsi donated a truck load to Trona as well.

As of now there is no reason to mobilize. It was the first day that everything was in a state of kaos. By Friday afternoon the resources started to come in. Trona at first was left in the dark, It sits in the corner of San Bernardino County all by itself. Ridgecrest was seeing all the action, this finally changed. A large simi-truck from SB County was dispatched to Trona with water and work crews are doing inspections and some minor repairs. Trona only has one store and it is closed as of now.

Thank You for those that responded to my post. I have a family member who is working this incident and was keeping me informed. It was during the first 24 hours that the communities needed assistance. That is when the call for mutual aid went out. It was due to the holiday that police and fire where short handed, but they managed.   Thank God we have communities in the desert that are so willing to help. Trona still needs help as they do not have a cooling station. Hopefully they will get power restored by Sunday???

This might be a good thing for our group to work on. Putting a team together for such emergencies, to mobilize if an event like this occurs in our community.  I'm learning it is the first 24 hours are the most critical.
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Re: This is a call to action!
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2019, 06:31:08 PM »
Thanks for the update.
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