Arizona, American Red Cross, Colin Williams discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

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David Spangler says there's no way to make up for the lost time. This was going to be a very very lean year. But we're ready. If people out fishing is right now the best it has ever been in the lake ever. That's a real catch to everything else because it's just been fantastic director of the put-in-bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. Peter Houston says. This is the first weekend that the majority of retail restaurant and launching businesses on the island can open between the cleaning and the mass and the social distancing it all the other guy by all of the businesses here are fully embracing that new guidelines. And that you feel comfortable becoming visit. According to the Lake Erie Foundation the eight counties that border the lake tourism-related spending top fifteen billion dollars as of twenty seventeen forty more than one hundred twenty seven thousand jobs. Mary's Sherman Reporting Lake Erie. Tourism organizations are projecting at least a forty percent drop in travel related spending compared to last year finally fighting wildfires in Arizona and across the West is a daunting task in a normal year. But at coronavirus into the mix and emergency officials say they've had to develop a brand new game plan the Arizona Department of Forestry and fire management and the American Red Cross both say in addition to battling flames and sheltering displaced families. They must enforce social distancing provide protective gear and find new ways to safely house evacuees Colin Williams with the Red Cross says providing cots food. Buffet is no longer an option. We're asking people. To present themselves at the Mercy Evacuation Center. We take their temperature. We ask them how we feel and then reach us since. Ins- we ask them what their needs are the US weather service and other agencies are predicting that Arizona and surrounding states will be at higher than normal risk for wildfires. In June July Williams says one of their biggest challenges is to house evacuees in ways that will keep them safe both from the wildfires and the covid nineteen virus we will open up an emergency evacuation center for people can come and find out information. We can then determine what their housing needs are most cases. We can refer people to one of three places to hotel a dormitory or can't tiffany Davila with Arizona. Forestry and Fire Management Says Firefighting crews will be rigorously tested for illness before they're deployed. There'll be issued gear to avoid contamination for public news service. I'm mark Richardson. Have a safer moral day. This is Mike Clifford for public news service. We are member a listener supported era line at new service DOT. Org.

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