The New Columbia Owners Association (Owners Association or NCOA) is a non-profit public corporation formed for the benefit of its members – the property owners of New Columbia.
The Owners Association oversees the maintenance and up keep of the common areas and homeowners’ front yards, manages the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) and enforces the Rules and Regulations for the community. Monthly assessments from the members fund these activities. The annual budget for the Owner’s Association is available to all members and can be obtained at the property management office.
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*Next Owner's Association meeting will be on August 22, 2017 at 6:30 PM*
ShakeOut October 19, 10:19 a.m.
As with everything, practice makes perfect. To be ready to protect yourself immediately when the ground begins to shake, practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On.
What NOT to do:
DO NOT get in a doorway! The myth: An old earthquake photo showed a collapsed adobe home with the door frame left standing. This photo started our belief that a doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake. In modern houses and buildings, doorways are not safe and they do not protect you from flying or falling objects. Get under a table instead.
DO NOT run outside! Trying to run in an earthquake is dangerous because the ground is moving and you can fall or be injured by debris or glass. Running outside is especially dangerous because glass, bricks and other building materials may be falling. You are much safer to stay inside and get under a table.
DO NOT believe the so-called “triangle of life!” In recent years, an email has circulated that recommends potentially life threatening actions. According to ShakeOut.org the source has been discredited by leading experts.
What TO do:
Know your area and understand the hazards. Evaluate your space and figure out where you would go if an earthquake should occur. Get as low as possible to the floor when the shaking starts.
DROP where you are onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby.
COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand. If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it. If there is no shelter nearby, crawl next to an interior wall. Stay on your knees. Bend over to protect vital organs.
HOLD ON until the shaking stops. Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand. Be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts. No shelter: hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands.
You may have to adapt the Drop, Cover and Hold On based on your own situation. The recommendations below have some useful tips. Please review and be ready if the shaking starts:
· Wheelchair or other mobility device:
Lock the wheels (if possible), bend over, and remain seated until the shaking stops. Cover your head and neck with your arms, a pillow, a book, or whatever is available. Hold on until the shaking stops.
· Cane usage:
If you are unable to get down onto the floor on your hands and knees and practice Drop, Cover and Hold On, then sit on a chair, bed, etc. and cover your head and neck with both hands. Keep your cane near you so it can be used when the shaking stops. Hold on until the shaking stops.
· Deaf or hard of hearing:
Prior to an earthquake, identify and test multiple ways to receive warning and evacuation information.
· If you are blind or have low vision:
Earthquakes can cause items to fall and furniture to shift. Regular sound clues may not be available afterwards. Move with caution.
· Developmental/Cognitive/Intellectual Disabilities:
If you have difficulty understanding, remembering, or learning, keep a simple list of what to do and important information with you and in your emergency kit. Practice your plan in advance. If you use augmentative communication supports, include these in your planning.
Join the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building in practicing Drop, Cover, Hold On techniques Thursday, October 19, 10:19 a.m.
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