Violent Crime Is Surging Dramatically In Major Cities All Over America

What we are witnessing all over the country right now is incredibly sad. In the aftermath of the tragic death of George Floyd, it would have been wonderful to see the entire nation unite behind an effort to make our society less violent, more just and more peaceful. But instead, we have seen a tremendous explosion of violence and lawlessness that doesn’t seem likely to end any time soon. Violent crime rates are surging in major city after major city, and the 4th of July weekend was particularly bad. At least 41 people were hit by gunfire in New York City during the holiday weekend, and this continues a trend that we have seen throughout the first half of 2020.

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COVID Testing Sites

There is an increasing number of COVID19 testing sites across our state.  Below, We have included multiple links to assist you in finding a testing site near you.  Also,  Michigan COVID 19 Test Finder offered through Michigan.gov is a good resource to find testing sites.

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Psychology Today: What Are the Psychological Effects of a Quarantine?

Isolation can take a significant toll on a person, and new research studies the challenges and consequences of mass quarantine. In CERT, we teach that people should understand the risks the themselves, their communities, and their regions. In our training we have an entire sections on Psychological effects from a disaster. So, it’s important to know what the psychological effects you may see in yourself our others around you during this quarantine.

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How Much Range Can You Get From a Ham Radio?

Many radio manufacturers claim misleading range distances based on a hypothetical antenna called isotropic antenna.  An Isotropic antenna is a hypothetical antenna radiating the same intensity of radio waves in all directions. It thus is said to have a directivity of 0 dBi (dB relative to isotropic) in all directions.  However,  the range you get from an radio varies based on a lot of factors such as the frequency in use,  Atmospheric conditions,  Your locations,  Radio Power,  etc.  Modernsurvivalonline.com has a great article regarding ham radio ranges.

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Michigans Disaster Declaration Process

Young Girl on a flooded Street

This article discusses the disaster declaration process in the state of Michigan. When an incident occurs, local police, fire and emergency medical services are normally the first to respond. They initially assess the situation, determine its nature, scope and magnitude, and determine if additional assistance is required.

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