Submitted by Steve Winicker
LAST WEEKENDS SHOP ACTIVITY
We mixed up some paint and Brody went in and painted all the thin areas in the tank interior coating he could find. There appears to be a small pin hole leak we still need to address. Brody and I began going through the lube system on the trailing truck. It appears that all the lines are delivering oil but there are still a few issues that need to be checked out.
I plan on following up on checking lube lines. Much of the effort over the next few weeks will be devoted to property maintenance.
COVID 19 is still out there and spreading. I had a report of members that recently had tested positive with the disease, so a reminder to continue to socially distance, wear masks and avoid contact with the virus. Most of all get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Another current safety issue
Spring is here and we are getting into the Tornado season for this area. Some Southern areas have been experiencing significant severe weather already this season. It is important to review what the various National Weather Service alerts mean.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch…means that conditions are favorable for a severe thunderstorm in the area(s) covered under the watch. One should be on the lookout for severe weather developing in the surrounding area.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning…means that a severe thunderstorm has been spotted in the area either visually or via Doppler Radar. This could mean high winds, lightning and heavy rain. One should seek appropriate shelter from the eminent storm.
A Tornado Watch…means the conditions are favorable for a tornado in the area(s) covered under the Tornado Watch. You do not need to take cover, but you should keep an eye on the conditions and stay near a radio/tv/weather radio. A working Weather Radio is a critical element in the protection of life and limb from tornados and other adverse weather.
A Tornado Warning…means that a tornado has been spotted in the area covered either visually by a NOAA trained person on the ground or via Doppler Radar. One should take cover immediately. Trying to take video or photographs of an approaching tornado just may cost you your life so don’t do it. If you have a basement or a storm shelter in your home, that is a good place to go. If you’re not sure where to go or need help in determining the best place, checkout the FEMA website at www.fema.gov for detailed information on how to determine the safest place to be.
Being prepared by having a working weather radio, shelter preparations and heading watches and warnings will help assure you and your family to get through the stormy season safely
SAFETY IS JOB 1
SAFETY FIRST ALWAYS