“KPD Responds to Massive Windstorm with Community Help - newstalk870.am” plus 1 more

“KPD Responds to Massive Windstorm with Community Help - newstalk870.am” plus 1 more

KPD Responds to Massive Windstorm with Community Help - newstalk870.am

Posted: 29 Mar 2021 09:59 AM PDT

Kennewick Police, along with other agencies, were kept busy assisting citizens, fire crews and even rounding up stray animals after the massive blast of wind that tore through our region Sunday.

Kennewick Officers directed traffic around fallen trees, helped cut them up and move them, and joined with various groups of citizens to help unpile debris off vehicles.

One officer rounded up a couple of stray dogs and was able to help locate the owners.  Another group helped with moving a tree off of a truck, the tree had fallen on it; police learned the driver had just paid it off!

Others were busy putting up cones and helping direct traffic around trees blocking roads, even getting out the chain saws to remove limbs to help ease removal.

Also, some officers in some areas had to help with traffic where signals were knocked out due to power outages.

A number of officers were also having to respond to business alarms. Either the high winds triggered them, or more commonly, power bumps or outages caused the alarms to trip.

Although the vast majority were 'false,' officers still had to respond to make sure, and then if possible, notify the business owners (some have signs in windows with emergency numbers) that their alarms were going off.

And on top of all that, the regular routine of traffic patrols, noise calls, disturbances, and more. It was a busy day for KPD, but with help from a lot of citizens, at least the weather and storm part was made a little easier.

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Businesses damaged in La Mesa protests will get funds through online process - - KUSI

Posted: 15 Jun 2020 12:00 AM PDT

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An online registration process is now available for operators of La Mesa businesses that were damaged or destroyed amid looting that followed demonstrations against police brutality to receive money from the La Mesa Disaster Recovery Fund.

The East County Economic Development Council is supporting the effort initiated through the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce and La Mesa Chamber of Commerce. The ECEDC will receive and manage the applications.

"We had one single objective at this stage of this process: making registration and documentation as easy and quick as possible," said Jo-Marie Diamond, the council's president and CEO.

Businesses can register through an online form on the council's website. Applicants able to complete their registration by June 26 and have it verified will be part of the Phase I distribution. The distribution of a flat stipend — to be determined — to each verified business will begin the week of June 29.

Three-quarters of the total amount raised will be distributed in Phase 1, with funds held back for later relief applications, expenses and unanticipated needs.

Remaining funds, including additional donations received after June 26, will be distributed in Phase 2, with the intention of closing the fund by the end of July.

Businesses will be asked to upload photos of the damage, plus verification of their address and ownership via the online form. All qualified recipients will receive the same amount of money from the fund, depending on the total amount raised.

The La Mesa Disaster Recovery Fund was created using a GoFundMe page by the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce Foundation to help businesses in La Mesa. The fund reached $50,000 in a single day and $100,000 by the second day and currently totals more than $200,000.

The La Mesa Disaster Recovery Fund is still accepting donations. Visit https://eastcountychamber.org/ for the donation link.


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