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|The following is a list
and short description of articles and other items dealing with a variety of
safety and security related topics. Please click on your category of
choice, then click on the title of the document you'd like to read for the full
Weather Action Plan will be put into use at the first
indication that the area is about to experience a weather emergency. Print a copy of the plan and keep it readily available.
Steps to take if local authorities order
On August 27 and 28, 2011, Hurricane Irene came north along the
coast of Virginia and had a substantial effect on Mallard Bay. Sam
McKinney, a disaster preparedness professional was a key player in preparing
the community for the storm. This is his after action report along
with recommendations for meeting future such emergencies..
Links that can be of value prior to a weather emergency.
Virginia Department of Emergency Management website. Includes
information on preparing a Disaster Supply
Kit, a checklist of things to consider in an emergency, and a Hurricane
Guidance on preparing your own Emergency
by the United Services Automobile Association.
Insure emergency response personnel know who to call if you're
incapacitated. This guidance has been around for awhile, but it's still valid.
Bay Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Allen Garland details things you can do to
keep your home secure.
Helps you keep serial numbers and descriptions of valuable items handy
in case they are stolen.
Gives examples of what activities to consider suspicious.
A quick reference tool to making your home more secure.
Items you should consider before going on vacation.
When you call police, what things constitute an emergency?
A more in-depth discussion of what you can do to make
your residence uninviting to burglars.
House break-ins from the burglar's
Your portable GPS and mobile phone contain much information valuable to a
thief in gaining access to your house or bank account.
Here's a clever way of stealing not only your car, but your cash, credit
cards and identification as well.
Get rid of ticks with Permethrin insect spary, toilet paper rolls and dryer
Coyotes are on the prowl.
Bacteria in bay and river water that can kill you if it gets into your
You learned about them in Boy and Girl Scouts. Now look for them at
In December 2011, Gary and Karen Garret discovered what they have
identified as a Brown Recluse Spider in their home.
How our drinking water stacks up.
Guidance on electricity use from from Northern Neck Electric Cooperative.
Many people know how to administer CPR or (cardio
pulmonary resuscitation) on another person, but are not taught to do it
to themselves when no help is available. Wyn Marshall
submitted this article with a procedure that has, in the past, shown
itself to be of use under those dire circumstances. The article is followed
by a commentary that includes the opinion that more study is needed
before recommending this technique to the general public. Thanks,
Wyn, for the submission.
the safety of all, traffic
signs in Mallard Bay should be taken seriously..
you plan to operate a golf cart in Mallard Bay, here are rules that apply.
- Please Do Not Give Out Specifics - January 3, 2018
Jones has advised "Due to several high profile drug cases coming up in
Northumberland Court, if a stranger stops and asks you where does Todd Jones
live, please do not tell them. Steve Jones was stopped on Tuesday, January 2,
2018 by a small blue car (male/female). They asked for Todd Jones' address. This
isn't to alarm anyone, just don't want my address given out if you are
confronted. Thank You!"
have law enforcement officers living in our community and we should all be alert
to suspicious questions as outlined above. If you are confronted by anyone you
don't know who asks for information about any of our neighbors, particularly law
enforcement officers, please decline to answer the question. Instead, ask the
person for their name and phone number and promise to give that information to
the person about whom they're asking. If the requesters are legitimate, they
should be happy to do so. If possible, take note of their license plate number
and physical description, then pass the information on to the Mallard Bay
resident whose information was sought.