Boriken Villa Scavenger Hunt for Base Residents only.

Are you ready for adventure?

If you are a base resident you should check out this event!!

MWR Office hours for the scavenger sign-ups are Monday 20 2020-0700-12:00 Wednesday 22 2020-0700-12:00 and Friday 24th-0700-1100. Credit Card accepted or exact cash amount. Mask must be worn upon entering Office. One family (team) member for sign-ups.

 

 

 

Prepare: Develop a Seismic Consciousness

Photo: Ratna Sagar Shrestha/THT

Summary of what Dr. Molinelli (eminent geomorphologist of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus) said on Radio Isla. Everyone should read it.

✔️He says that people must be moved from the most vulnerable areas because the thousands of people who are approaching either to help or to find out are putting their lives and those of other refugees at risk.

📌It will continue to shake and in case of another stronger earthquake, the panorama can be seriously complicated due to the number of people who are there at this time.

📌We all want to go south. We all want to help. But as our help is more effective it is taking our contributions to serious brigades that we know. Not throwing us there.

✔️A well-built building that has followed the codes, is as safe as an earthy house and safer than a poorly constructed house.

📌During the earthquake do not take elevators or go down the stairs. Stay crouched until the earthquake passes. Then go down the stairs quickly.

📌 After the earthquake has passed, you can go out and check if you have cracks in your home to see if you can stay there. Turn off gas and disconnect electricity and start taking water jugs because it is very possible that after this you run out of it.

📌 Step 1 before the backpack to verify if the structure where you live has followed the building codes.

📌 Old San Juan, (about Las Fiestas de San Sebastian), has, at the moment the same risk it has always had. This recent natural activity does not increase the risks. It will be wise to wait until today Monday to make the decision.

📌 Children in schools, never place themselves under the desks. They will be crushed. He says that in schools instead of children having desks should have strong tables where everyone can get under.

📌There are solutions for short columns in schools. He suggests a type of concrete cabinet that supports the column.

📌 Find out how trained your children’s teachers are. If they know how to give first aid. Find out if there is a plan at school.

📌Don’t get under trees. Branches that have become weak or loose due to Maria could fall on you.

📌If you are in the car and an earthquake happens, you will feel as if you had an empty tire or if the car is derailing. Never stop waiting for the earthquake to pass under a bridge. Verify that you have no wires touching the car. Do not walk between cars.

✔️He says that most buildings will not collapse (including hospitals).

📌10% chance of having an earthquake up to 6.0, like the ones we have already had.

📌1% or less likely to be higher.

📌Backpack preparation is secondary to a community preparation.
Gather your neighbors. Find out who is a doctor, or a mason, who has a crane. Identify your old and single people. Make a profile of your community. That is the most important.

📌We have to develop a seismic consciousness. If you are going to eat somewhere, you don’t sit near windows or things that might fall on you.

📌 If you are crouched under a table, hold on to one of the legs because the movement can move it and you can be exposed.

📌In the worst case scenario, the Island will not be destroyed. It will remain standing. No tsunami covers Puerto Rico. Our land is solid and firm.

📌What is happening is new to the country but it is natural.

Less fear and more planning.

No matter how much we criticise the government and local authorities, it will be very difficult for a developing nation to respond to the challenges of major, cataclysmic events completely prepared. Hence, my lesson from this unfortunate disaster is — to first know and understand why earthquake takes place and how best can one respond to such events under challenging situations. I have learnt to enquire about the seismic level zone where an individual resides, the quality of the construction materials of the buildings, road conditions, and based on that to roughly evaluate how vulnerable they could be if an incident like this takes place again. Also I have learnt to have an emergency kit bag available at my disposal with some emergency contacts, local currency, first aid supplies and necessary medicine, important identification and bank documents, extra clothing, dry food, a torch, pen and note. And the bag content is updated after every three months; and is handy enough to be carried as a backpack while evacuating a facility or a building.

— Saikat Kumar Basu, Lethbridge AB Canada T1J 4B3

 

For more life experiences from other earthquake survivors and people that lived through an earthquake and its aftershocks: https://thehimalayantimes.com/opinion/life-lessons-earthquake/

 

Vet Clinics in November 16-18, 2019

To make an appointment call the ft. Buchanan vet clinic at 787-707-2038

The clinics would be held Saturday 16 from 9-4, Sunday 17 from 9-4, and lastly Monday 18 morning half day from 9-12.

Guest House location is going to be announced soon.

Kids’ Triathlon Monster Edition- October 26th

USCG BORINQUEN MWR Kids Fall Triathlon (running, biking and swimming)

Registration fee $15  to Thursday October 3rd.

Late registration fee $20 until Thursday, October 10th.

No registrations accepted after Thursday, October 10. Limited shirts quantities and sizes, 100 spaces available. Registration includes a microfiber shirt, a medal and the awards ceremony party for the participants.

Age brackets will be color coded: 14-18, 10-13, 7-9, 4-6.

Location:                  Community Center parking lot, pool and Cliff Rd.

Time:                         8:00 am followed by the rest

Audience:                Active duty and all MWR authorized patrons dependents ages 4-18

Contact:                   Recreation Assistant: Coralys Cortes 787-890-8400 ext. 8894

coralys.uscgmwr@gmail.com

                                 Events Planner: Marielys Acevedo 787-890-8400 ext. 8894

                                 mwreventplanner@gmail.com

 

Triathlon Course description could have some changes.

Course description ages 4-6

Course description ages 7-9

Course description ages 10-13

Course description ages 14-18

Color Run information

Good morning BQN residents!!

Due to the COLOR RUN on Saturday (SEPT 21st) some streets in our community will temporary close. Please be aware that during this short time traffic will be affected, we ask to plan ahead if you need to leave/arrive around event times.

ALL OF CLIFF, HOOK, 5TH ST, CIRCLE F, 6TH STREET – ALSO, WING FROM 6TH ST TO N.E. AND ALL OF N.E. WILL BE CLOSED FROM 0800-1100* (OR LAST RUNNER).

*Previous run have been done by 10am –

PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS OF THE SECURITY STAFF IF YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DRIVE AROUND DURING THE EVENT.

Enjoy the RUN…!!!!

Charity Color Run

This Coast Guard Mutual Assistance fundraising event will be the closing-out event for the CGMA fundraising campaign running from August 15th through September 21st . This year’s theme, “Helping your own” aims to provide assistance for Coastguardsmen and their families during times of disaster, financial hardship or in the pursuit of higher education.

All are welcome to attend, and the entry fee for the event will be a donation. Entry fee: Suggested Donation. Participants can donate at MWR, or with CWO2 Collins (Admin), HS2Milligan (Medical) or LTJG Deza (Supply). There will be color packets available with a donation. Suggested Attire: White shirt, and your wackiest accessories. Sign up ONLINE!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

BORINQUEN HOUSING – 0800 TO 1100

Here’s the link for Participant sign-up:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4eaeaa2aa4fc1-cgma
And here’s the link for Volunteer sign-up:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4eaeaa2aa4fc1-color
You can join our facebook event for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/672098489952453/