The Pineapple Express Brings Tornadoes To Southern California

Southern California got a dose of the Pineapple Express this week with unusually severe weather including rare tornadoes (see ABC News Report) and water spouts in Los Angeles.  News reports from NBC News shows the devastation throughout the south-land.  These are reminders about the importance of being prepared for any type of emergency or disasters.

Photo courtesy of the SoCal Weather Force

Ebola Update – US Hospitals Equipped To Treat Ebola

Courtesy of BEMA

US Hospitals designated as equipped to treat Ebola:

Nearly two dozen hospitals are near the five international airports — John F. Kennedy in New York; Newark Liberty; Washington Dulles; O’Hare in Chicago and Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta — that travelers from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali are required to use when arriving in the United States.

They include Bellevue Hospital Center in New York; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J.; Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore;MedStar Washington Hospital CenterGeorge Washington University Hospital and Children’s National Medical Center in the District; the University of Virginia Medical Center and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Virginia; Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago; and Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Other hospitals are in communities that are home to many West African immigrants, including Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas, Minneapolis and San Francisco. They include Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center in California and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

The 35 designated hospitals will have a total treatment capacity of 53 beds.

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