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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Contact e-mail for Americans seeking/providing info for Christchurch victims

New Zealand/Wellington: The US Mission in New Zealand establishes dedicated e-mail address for those both seeking information or providing information about the welfare/whereabouts of Americans in Christchurch.

The e-mail is: chchquake@state.gov

If you are an American citizen with an emergency situation, you can also call:

+[64] (9) 303 2724 ext: 2900 (during normal business hours) 
+[64] (4) 462 6000 (after normal business hours). You will be required to leave a message and the in-charge Duty Officer will return your call. Be sure to leave specific instructions (including your name, location and your phone number as well as any medical or travel information that may assist in your evacuation).


Monday, January 31, 2011

Instructions for US citizens wishing to evacuate Egypt

If you are interested in evacuating Egypt via USG-chartered transportation you must contact the US Department of State and the US Embassy Cairo by sending an e-mail to EgyptEmergencyUSC@state.gov or by calling 1-202-501-4444.

You will need the following information for each traveler:
  • Name;
  • Age;
  • Place of birth;
  • US passport number; 
  • Special medical needs (if any).
Priority will be given to persons with medical emergencies or severe medical conditions.

The Department of State reminds travelers that immediate family members (i.e., spouses and children) who are not US citizens must be documented for entry into the safe haven country and/or US if that is your final destination.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Contact Information for Embassies in Egypt

The following information may be of help for travelers in Egypt during these times of violence and turmoil:
American Embassy in Cairo 
5 Tawfik Diab Street 
Garden City, Cairo 
Telephone (20) 2-2797-2301 

Note: If you are an American citizen with an after hours emergency, you can reach the embassy Duty Officer ("DO") at (20) 2-2797-3300.

FAQs for American citizens (from the local Embassy in Cairo):

Registry of US citizens abroad ("Smart Traveler Enrollment Program - STEP"):

Australian Embassy in Cairo 
11th Floor, World Trade Center
1191 Corniche El-Nil 
Boulak, Cairo 
Telephone: (20) 2-575-0444

Registry of Australian citizens abroad: 

British Embassy in Cairo
7 Ahmed Ragheb Street
Garden City 
Cairo, Egypt 
Main switchboard: (20) 2-2791-6000

Registry of British citizens abroad ("LOCATE" program) 

Canadian Embassy in Cairo

26 Kamel El Shenawy 
Garden City, 
Cairo, Egypt 
Telephone: (20) 2-2791-8700

Registry of Canadian citizens abroad ("ROCA" program) 

German Embassy in Cairo
8B, Sharia Hassan Sabri
Cairo, Egypt
Telephone: (20) 2-739-9600

Indian Embassy in Cairo 

5 Aziz Abaza St.

Cairo, Egypt
Telephone: (20) 2-2736-3051, 2735-6053 or 2736-0052

Registry of Indian citizens abroad:

Swiss Embassy in Cairo

10, Abdel Khalek Sarwat Street
11511 Cairo
, Egypt
Telephone: (20) 2-2575-8284

Note: Swiss citizens who need assistance during the current crisis can contact the Embassy of Switzerland in Egypt at (20) 2-2575-8284 or the Swiss DFA Helpline in Switzerland: at (41) (0) 800-247-365.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Local flood info line for Mesquite, #NV

The following message is transmitted at the request of the Mesquite (Nevada) police department for the benefit of area residents affected by flooding tonight.
  • Local flood info line for Mesquite: 702-346-5295 X5101.
  • Designated evacuation center: Virgin Valley High School, Mesquite.
  • Google map of this location: http://maps.google.com/maps
Important note: most flood injuries and deaths are caused by drivers trying to maneuver their vehicles through flooded areas. They underestimate the power of flood waters and/or the depths of standing water. When in doubt, turn the vehicle around and drive another way to your safe evacuation point. Never attempt to drive through a flooded area: as little as six inches of standing water can disable a vehicle, cause it to lose power and carry it downstream out of control. 

Flood waters may also have powerful undercurrents that are not visible on the surface. Fallen power lines near water may also cause dangerous, potentially fatal, electric shocks to be "hidden" in wet, driven areas. Never leave the safety of your vehicle and enter the water unless you are in clear and present danger due to water filling the passenger compartment of your vehicle.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Living Safely supports World Pneumonia Day on November 12, 2010

World Pneumonia Day
Friday, November 12, 2010
Living Safely™ urges worldwide support of the second annual
World Pneumonia Day: Friday, November 12, 2010

November 12, 2010

US/New York: By the time you’ve read the first two sentences of this media release, Pneumonia has claimed another child on this planet. In the few minutes it takes to drink your morning coffee, Pneumonia has killed another 50 kids. The time to act is now.

Every twenty seconds – three times each minute of each day – a small child suffers a horrible, painful death, a death made even more tragic because it is entirely preventable with available vaccines and basic antibiotics.

Incredible though it may seem, Pneumonia kills more children aged five and under than any other condition, including Malaria. This makes Pneumonia the deadliest killer of kids. Ironically, it is also one of the most solvable health problems of today. For as little as 30¢, you can save a life by providing much needed medicines and other treatments.

This Friday, November 12, Living Safely™ urges people to raise their awareness of the needless deaths associated with this dreaded, yet preventable illness. Visit the Web site of the World Pneumonia Day. Learn about Pneumonia and how you can help.

World Pneumonia Day: Fight Pneumonia. Save a Child.
W: http://worldpneumoniaday.org
T: http://twitter.com/PneumoniaDay

About World Pneumonia Day:
World Pneumonia Day brings together a wide variety of government and non-government organizations (“NGOs”), grassroots groups, academic institutions, research foundations and people just like you to reach for change in the way we think about and fight against Pneumonia.
Contact: Sam Abbott
Living Safely™, a global health initiative of Strategic Licensing Corp.
W: http://www.LivingSafely.org
T: http://www.twitter.com/livingsafely

About Living Safely:
Living Safely.org provides information, books, seminars and products about a wide variety of health, safety, lifestyle, education, travel and other topics for people around the world.

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