The Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH) reports thirteen Washington State cases in humans of Salmonella-caused sickness from backyard poultry. Of the thirteen people, four have been hospitalized. Three of the state cases are from Kitsap. Nationally, the outbreak has affected 104 people in 31 states. In May there was a Salmonella outbreak reported that … More Backyard Poultry Salmonella Outbreak Infects Three Kitsap Residents
The Pacific Northwest is a great place to grow food, especially if you know what to do about our region’s pests and diseases. Learn to recognize and thwart these attackers at the June Veg Club session. Veg Club, a joint venture of Bainbridge Prepares and the Bainbridge Island Public Library, welcomes beginners, experienced gardeners, and … More Veg Club Targets Garden Pests and Diseases
The International Code Council (ICC) has released a wealth of home safety materials organized around five topics (one per week): Building Safety Starts at Home Building Safety Professionals and You Prepare Your Community Advocate for Your Community Solving Challenges Together Of particular interest in terms of disaster preparedness are weeks 1, 3, and 5. Week … More It’s Building Safety Month: Find out What You Can Do
When the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration expired on May 11, what it signaled, unfortunately, was not the end of COVID. Instead, it represents the end of the federal government’s flexible response to the pandemic, which will result in changes to resource availability and data reporting: Throughout the pandemic, the federal government purchased … More Is COVID Over? What Expiration of the Public Health Declaration Means
The Washington State Military Department (WSMD) has created a simple one-year guide—Prepare in a Year—to help people tackle one task per month. We will follow it here to help you prepare in one category every thirty days so that you will make progress monthly and feel ready by the end of the year. If you … More Prepare in a Year Month 5: Gather Important Documents
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