New Information for registration of Triathlon

***You can see the Shirt design below too***

You can order a shirt as a parent for $15 (Dry fit)

Tomorrow, Thursday October 10th (Last day for registration of Triathlon)

MWR will be taking registrations today 8-4PM and tomorrow 8-4PM
And additional registration space will be provided by Coralys Cortes (Youth Sports Assistant).

She will be receiving registrations (exact change or checks payables to MWR) at the T/Ball game from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

The T/ball game is near the playground behind the clinic.
Registration is $20 (late period) and last day October 10 (that day).

Pool will be closed today Wednesday Sept 25th

Pool Patrons,

Pool will be closed today Wednesday Sept 25th
During last night’s storm, the pool suffered a catastrophic failure of one of the two filtration pumps. Maintenance personnel are in the process of replacing the pump. MWR plans to reopen the pool Thursday 26 SEP at 1300.

Hurricane Preparedness + Earthquake/ Tsunami procedures

Message from our safety officer:

Good Afternoon Everyone,

While we focus a great deal on Hurricane Preparedness here at Borinquen, last night’s earthquake is a timely reminder that other natural hazards may pose a significant threat to ourselves and our neighbors. As a historical reminder, the 1918 Tsunami that hit North West Puerto Rico was caused by a 7.1 magnitude quake very near where last night’s 6.1 struck. That tsunami and earthquake together killed around 100 people, and it took less than ten minutes for the wave to strike after the earthquake was felt. It seems timely then for a review of how to stay safe in an earthquake and tsunami.

Earthquakes are quite common in Puerto Rico, the Mona Pass, and along the Puerto Rico Trench (where last night’s earthquake occurred). They are usually so small we don’t feel them. They are also notoriously difficult to predict when they will occur. Unfortunately, this means we cannot preemptively avoid the hazard, and must instead be prepared to take appropriate actions once the ground starts shaking.

If an earthquake happens, protect yourself right away. Drop, Cover and Hold On!
If you are in a vehicle, pull over and stop. Set your parking brake.
If you are in bed, turn face down and cover your head and neck with a pillow.
If you are outdoors, stay outdoors away from buildings.
Do not get in a doorway.
Do not run outside.

Please reference https://www.ready.gov/earthquakes for more detailed preparation instructions. But commit those steps to memory so you don’t do like I did and stand in a doorway:
http://earthquakekitguide.com/earthquake-myths-2-stand-in-a…
n-earthquake

Tsunamis are often caused by earthquakes. Fortunately, the US Tsunami Warning System will give prompt warning of an incoming tsunami.
Unfortunately, that may not be very long- and you may not be on a beach where you can receive those reports. I’ve known a family that survived the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami- they will carry the scars of that experience the rest of their lives. Thankfully, these are exceedingly rare events, but anytime you’re near the beach, you should be prepared to leave in a rush when a tsunami warning comes.

After last night’s earthquake, the first thing I checked was weather it had generated a tsunami:
https://tsunami.gov/?p=PAAQ/2019/09/24/pybg39/1/WEXX32
Thankfully, it didn’t, but it did illustrate how important it is to be prepared since we may not have very much warning should one come.

IF YOU ARE UNDER A TSUNAMI WARNING:
First, protect yourself from an Earthquake. Drop, Cover, then Hold On. Get to high ground as far inland as possible. Be alert to signs of a tsunami, such as a sudden rise or draining of ocean
waters. Listen to emergency information and alerts.
Evacuate: DO NOT wait! Leave as soon as you see any natural signs of a tsunami or receive an official tsunami warning. If you are in a boat, go out to sea.
https://www.ready.gov/tsunamis

I want to emphasize these two points more:
Be alert to signs of a tsunami, such as a sudden rise or draining of ocean waters. Get to high ground as far inland as possible.

In 1946, 24 students and teachers died when a tsunami destroyed their school in Hawaii. Some of the kids ran towards the beach as the water receded instead of racing for high ground. It’s a story told and retold to kids growing up in Hawaii so they don’t make the same mistake if they ever see
the ocean waters recede.

Please never hesitate to contact the safety department at any time if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

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

Tropical Depression 10

Tropical Depression 10 is edging closer to our AOR.  The current track looks like we may get some residual rain/wind effect as the storm pushes north, so hopefully it doesn’t make a turn back towards us.  Either way, we will plan to follow suit with San Juan, who is planning to set Hurricane Condition 3 today, based on this morning’s updated forecast. Please take advantage of the time before the storm to police your yards for loose items, and to buy any necessary supply items (food, gas, etc) for your homes.

 More to follow.

SPOUSE’S CLUB FALL FEST

SPOUSE’S CLUB FALL FEST
OCTOBER 19, 2019
5:00- 10:00PM

FOOD TRUCKS 5:00 TO 10:00 PM
KID’S COSTUME COMPETITION 5:15 PM
PET COSTUME COMPETITION AT 6:30 PM

KID’S ACTIVITIES END 6:20
BONFIRE AND MUSIC TO FOLLOW

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…!!!!

Pets in Borinquen

BQN Housing Residents;

Complaints have been received from residents of the community regarding dog waste on the grounds; as a reminder pet owners are required to pick up and dispose of pet waste. Also, please remember that pets must be maintained on a leash when walking or when outside and that dogs will not be left unattended while outside. Pets that are off a leash can be threatening to others, particularly small children, and can run off, causing damage to the neighborhood.

While we know that the majority of pet owners act responsibly, we urge all pet owners to abide by these rules, so that the unsightly and unhealthy appearance of dog waste on the grounds can be eliminated.