Let There Be Light

Emergency Services Chair Flo Hoylman sends along some lessons learned from the recent PG&E power outage:  Lighting ideas I purchased two solar powered lights for less than $20 each. They have their own stand, so I can direct the light in different directions. Use a mirror by the light to... Read more

Lessons Learned PG&E Outage: Food Safety

As soon as the October 10-11 power outage was announced, Emergency Services Chair Flo Hoylman began polling neighbors for their experiences coping with the blackout. Many tips involved keeping food safe: Buy a block of ice or use some empty plastic or glass bottles to make ice to keep the... Read more

Glorious Party in the Park

The second annual FHA-sponsored Party in the Park was again blessed by perfect weather, drawing about 100 people to the award-winning park in Waldo Point Harbor. This year, following our recent power outage, the concentration was on Floating Life, with booths devoted to emergency preparedness, line tying and other tips... Read more

Give Everyone Emergency Information

Another weekly tip for Emergency Preparedness Month, provided by Emergency Preparedness Chair Flo Hoylman: You probably have an emergency contacts list attached to your fridge or on your home office bulletin board. Put a copy in your child’s backpack, the glove box of your car, your wallet or purse, and... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – Sept 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING: A new resident of from Liberty Dock, Jim Rettew, joined the Open Forum portion of the meeting to observe, and wound... Read more

Add a Flashlight to Your Nightstand

Since this is Emergency Preparedness Month, each week we’re sharing safety tips provided by Emergency Preparedness Chair Flo Hoylman: Expect the power to be out during a major emergency. That fun flashlight function on your phone? It’s not going to last long without power to plug it in. Plus, your... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – Aug 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE AUGUST BOARD MEETING: The new Harbor Master of Waldo Point Harbor, Bill Price, spoke with the Board about his ongoing intention to work with... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – July 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE JULY BOARD MEETING: Board members recently received spam emails asking recipients to purchase $700 in gift cards. One board member responded and bought the... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – June 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE JUNE BOARD MEETING: Emergency Services Chair Flo Hoylman reported that the new FHA Resilient Neighborhoods team has had two meetings and has 13 members... Read more

Prepare for Long PG&E Outages

It is quite probable that we will experience a 3-5 day power outage to prevent a fire in the future. When conditions of low humidity, wind, and high temperatures are present, PG&E may issue a power outage red flag warning. It could impact a very large area of Marin or... Read more