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AP and ABC News announce WHO to declare Level 6 today, 11 June, 2009

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posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 07:28 AM

And FEMA has a plan in place for everyone to make it through just fine, via, the Citizen Corps::

The site gives information about how to prepare for, and survive a Pandemic- and what I find interesting from the site (apart from the vanilla suggestions, like having enough diapers or medication with you):

As health officials combat the new influenza virus known as H1N1 or swine flu with detection, diagnosis, and treatment protocols, it’s important to realize that managing a major disease outbreak requires participation from everyone. This recent flu outbreak reminds us how important it is to be prepared and how we all need to take the time now to get ready for a possible pandemic flu.

Think about all likely emergencies. Take this opportunity to make sure your family plan includes contingencies for different types of hazards and ensure all family members understand and practice the plan. Consider the possibility of more than one hazard occurring at the same time, such as a disease outbreak and a power outage. More information on creating a family disaster plan can be found on the following websites: and

Wishing you all safety, peace and wellness- and let's keep our cable/wireless bills paid so we can communicate-if those go down, we know how to make "can-tennas" that act as mobile devices and allow satelite or web linkage

Apparently, FEMA expects more than one emergency to be possible simultaneously...

As well:

Get local information. Call or visit the website for your local health department to learn their plans and recommendations for a potential disease outbreak in your community. Ask how you can receive updated information on local outbreaks, how you learn about prevention safety measures (including hand-washing, social-distancing, anti-viral medications), and who to contact if you become ill or have questions

Prepare supplies for possible social distancing measures. Social distancing, or limited personal interaction, is an important preventative measure to reduce the spread of disease. If a pandemic situation occurs, you may be asked to stay in your home, with limited access to outside sources of food or services. Prepare to reduce your need to go public places by store a two-week supply of water and non-perishable food for the entire family, including pets. Have two weeks of your regular prescription drugs at home and keep other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers and cold medicines. Be sure to check expiration dates on prescription and nonprescription drugs. The following website provides a list of recommended items to sustain your family during a pandemic flu: (PDF).

Update emergency contacts. Update your emergency contacts and ensure that all family members have this information. Choose an out-of-town contact and teach your children how to call that person. Teach your children when and how to dial 9-1-1. The following websites provide sample emergency contact lists that can be handed out to all family members: (PDF) and

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 07:34 AM
And what perfect timing they have. Just a day before TV shuts off its analog signal and goes digital. So, if there are emergency broadcasts or important information, those without the digital signal will be SOL.

By the way, in Central Ohio, 5 cases of Bacterial Menengitis have been confirmed along with previously reported cases of H1N1 . Whooping Cough also has been reported throughout the state.

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 07:43 AM
reply to post by Hazelnut

*snip* I had not thought of that- great catch! What an op. Good lord-

thanks for the heads-up- need to check in with mom on this one. Cheers


Mod Edit: Profanity/Circumvention Of Censors – Please Review This Link.

[edit on 6/11/2009 by JacKatMtn]

Mods- my apologies for the slip of language- won't happen again. Thank you for changing it to an appropriate word. With respect, C

[edit on 11-6-2009 by CultureD]

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 07:49 AM
British news says the announcement will be at 5 or 6pm GMT.

They also reported that level 6 only means severity of spread and NOT severity of the virus.

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 07:51 AM
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