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camless

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He/him, views own. Living on ceded #kalapuya land.

Interested in supporting a more accessible and inclusive disaster recovery process.

#wx #emgtoot #pnw #or #wa #orwx #wawx #bcwx #cawx #wildfire #fema #publicassistance #disaster

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Our oldest ended up in the hospital due to a broken leg. The nature of the break required stabilization for transport to the hospital, which could not have been accomplished in a car seat, so we called 911 to get an ambulance. Later transferred by another ambulance ride to a nearby pediatric hospital.

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@paulknightly Hey Paul, I'm really sorry that you've had to go through this with your family. I hope your kiddo has a speedy recovery and that PT goes well

My takeaway from this thread is that EMS is a critical service that should never be privatized. The shared cost for staffing an ambulance can be a lot for a community, but the alternative is far worse: profit at all costs rather than value of service

camless,
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@ai6yr @paulknightly Utah is an anomaly when it comes to policies and statutes. Salt Lake is... Politically kaleidoscopic.

Legislatively capping fees is the only way I can see conditions improving for EMS costs. Maybe if we remove the incentive for free-for-all profit gouging, the less likely privatization would continue?

ai6yr, to random

Southern Florida once again has "EXTREME" Heat Risk today 5/18/24.

Extreme - This level of rare and/or long-duration extreme heat with little to no overnight relief affects anyone without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. Impacts likely in most health systems, heat-sensitive industries and infrastructure.

https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/heatrisk/

camless,
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@researchbuzz @ai6yr Good thing they've kept robust worker protections for breaks. Oh wait...

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/may/04/florida-worker-heat-water-protection

ai6yr, (edited ) to random

Mystery tree of the day. Maybe a shrub. Extremely popular with the pollinators. Blooms year round. Covered always with honeybees, carpenter bees, native bees, hummingbird, you name it. Neighbor (one that will talk to me, LOL) hates it and always tells me she wishes I would get rid of it. (Update: Almost certainly Grewia occidentalis, the Crossberry -- very useful plant, and edible!!!)

camless,
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@ai6yr Grewia, maybe?

ai6yr, to random

Kp Index now 9+

camless,
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@ai6yr discussing this at work today. There's a threat to UAS systems that operate at ~1500m. and ops could be impacted.

We have a geochron setup across our radio room.

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Huh, showed up at home and there was a swarm of bees waiting for me. 🤔

camless,
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@ai6yr Is there like a BeeCraigslist ad for your backyard? "Now offering many modern amenities such as minimal pesticide use, 20 kinds of flower pollen, free smoke sessions and room service."

camless, to WX
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Fascinating article about atmospheric rivers that are impacting the Western US:

https://phys.org/news/2024-04-unraveling-mysteries-consecutive-atmospheric-river.html

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My son's T-shirt today. Used to think "vacations and sun", but nowadays it's a sober reminder of disaster. 🙏

camless,
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@ai6yr I was at a wildfire summit this week with , they covered this disaster and highlighted the Maui County after action that any emergency management minded person should read:

PDF: https://www.mauicounty.gov/DocumentCenter/View/146279/2023-Wildfire-After-Action-Report

The National Recovery Framework and adjacent policy was made for hurricanes, not fires. The good news is that federal agencies are revising and loosening restrictions for recovery from fire events.

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I just read that a single Bitcoin transaction requires upwards of 1,000 kW-hr of electricity.

That’s like running a small air conditioner 24/7 for a month and a half.

camless,
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@tkinias I deeply fear that this will eat up all newly added capacity to our power systems and further cement the use of fossil fuels :(

ai6yr, to random

You can ignore my griping of the day, but, yes, my passengers yesterday DID ask me: "How old is your car now?!?!" (I was driving theirs). Interpretation: "we're embarrassed that you are driving a 1999 4Runner which is losing paint"

camless,
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@ai6yr Show me other vehicles that can travel 250k+ miles without more engine overhauls.

camless, to pnw
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Took the Mrs to one of my hometowns this weekend. Nice to visit, my heart is in the

ai6yr, to random

Wildlife spotted hiking. Will leave it there for a day in case the owner comes looking.

camless,
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@ai6yr you just found $50 lol

ai6yr, to random

Hmm, lady who freaked out the son's/family dog (walked up past him while he was doing his doggie business on his dog walk and caused him to snarl and fling poo everywhere) ended up in the hospital last night, transported by the dog's owner (the paramedic). Thus goes the small world here... 🤔

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@ai6yr this story keeps getting more strange by the day lol

ai6yr, to random

Drat, played "poison oak bingo" and lost.

Now, to figure out which piece of clothing here is carrying around the poison oak oils, after washing off my arm with dish soap and taking an antihistamine...

camless,
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@ai6yr Zest soap works really well, it's not oil-based so it seems to have an affinity for urushiol. I used to keep a case in my engine to hand out to handcrews doing brushwork in Southern OR and NorCal.

The biggest issues I have with spread was the vehicles, all it took was one person to spread some on a surface and the whole crew would get 'the Oak' in places the sun doesn't shine :O

ai6yr, to books

Part of the "adrenaline" section of the bookshelf put away!

camless,
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@ai6yr if you don't have it already, 'Basin and Range' from McPhee is also great

ai6yr, to maine

Maine gets disaster declaration for January flooding. #disasters #FEMA #Maine #MEwx

camless,
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@ai6yr they got their approval pretty quickly, usually it takes a bit longer. I'm wondering how long it will take for ours to receive a response...

camless,
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@ai6yr There's a decent amount of analysis of thresholds that goes into a presidential disaster declaration, such as a per capital damage indicator assessed at both the county and state level. Events that have less emergent need than others often take longer for approvals. Disasters declarations for events that had major housing disruption and humanitarian missions will often take precedence over ones with shorter incident periods and less permanent infrastructure damage. Sometimes if events have a great enough impact they will be declared during the ongoing incident period to kick off direct federal aid (DFA) missions. 🎱

ai6yr, to movies

"We can wrap you in a full-body suit of neoprene, heat-resistant rubber. Or we can raise the temperature in Cosmo's office to 98.6 degrees - which is probably what we'll have to do, because the neoprene would suffocate you. "

camless,
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@ai6yr @bud_t I had to seal the edges of my tiled shower about a year ago, thankfully it's still holding. The previous owner/their worker had sealed the edges with grout... Which cracked and failed spectacularly. That goop is no joke!

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I have this delightful cuckoo clock #CuckooClock #cuckoo #clock that I purchased in southern Germany in the early 90s as a kid.

Over the years it's probably seen a cumulative five or six years of use.

Recently it's starting to have a few issues with the reed mechanism. I think it's time to open it up and work on the guts.

Can I do this myself or should I be looking for a local #horologist ?

Cuckoo clock on a wall
Cuckoo clock on a wall

camless,
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@douglasvb Horologist

camless, to oregon
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My colleagues and I finished assessing damages from the January 2024 Winter Ice and Wind ... Wow. Some municipalities saw 3-4" of ice accumulation over a few days and near total loss of their urban tree canopies. If you've been to western You know there's a ton of trees :(

~60% of assessed damages were from public utility providers' electrical distribution systems. I'm envisioning a future of buried lines.

What a week!

camless,
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I also learned that a cubic foot (0.028m) of ice weighs about 57lbs (25.9kg) 🧊

ai6yr, to Battlemaps

Nobody stuck up at Donner Summit (yet). 🍿

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bud_t, to random
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I think I'm going to delete my reddit account.

camless,
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@ai6yr @AE4WX @bud_t I used reddit for 12 years, was very active on r/wildfire, but left for Mastodon after the Reddit admins broke third party api use, among other things.

I miss the vast number of accounts and people who contributed to discussions, but I prefer Mastodon and the Fediverse.

camless, to pnw
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This paper highlights what forest managers have been observing for a few decades. Regime shifts from climate changes will exacerbate fires in the PNW

https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2023JG007722

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Welcome to our BikeNite for the week of February 23rd! Thanks for joining, and I hope we all enjoy chatting about cycle stuff! Feel free to answer whenever at your convenience. Anyone can join, now or later. Reply to what you like, and boost for visibility.
We'll start out with our introduction:

Q1. Where are you posting from today? What is it like near you right now?

camless,
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@ai6yr these two posts lined up perfectly lol

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