San Antonio Emergency Preparedness Committee member gives sneak peak of winter storm response findings
The city of San Antonio is hoping the final findings of the February winter storm’s response efforts are polished before being released, which is why the date of release is now June 24 instead of June 15.
Hospital visits for slips, falls increased during last week’s winter storm, San Antonio doctors say
Shahrestani says it’s been a busy week for his office as many victims of falls follow up for care. Last week, the average was about 17 per day, according to Dr. Ralph Riviello, professor and chair of emergency medicine at UT Health San Antonio and University Hospital. Out of 1,870 patients who visited the University Hospital ER between Feb. 13 and Feb. 21, more than 140 were weather-related fall visits. AdBaptist Health System reports 335 falls and slips visits between Feb. 15 and Feb. 19 at all its San Antonio locations and another 87 at Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels. Baptist Health System urges the community to exercise extreme caution when walking outdoors on wet, icy or uneven surfaces, which can prove very dangerous.
Residents recount moments that led up to massive apartment fire on North Side
About 50 Cortland View residents were evacuated after flames engulfed their apartment homes on Thursday. According to residents, several issues led up to the sinister event. Maria Teresa Saab has been a resident of the apartment community for about three years. San Antonians have stepped up to the plate to help fellow residents in their desperate time of need. RELATED: Apartment building on North Side collapses following large fire
4 Russian soldiers die, over 40 injured in road crash
Russian Emergency employees work at the scene of an accident, just outside of Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. At least four Russian soldiers died and about 20 others were injured Monday in a traffic accident near Moscow, officials said. (Moscow News Agency photo via AP)MOSCOW – At least four Russian soldiers died and more than 40 others were injured Monday in a traffic crash near Moscow, officials said. Authorities said that more 40 servicemen were injured, and those in grave condition were rushed to hospitals by helicopters. Russian news reports said that the convoy of buses had stopped after the leading vehicle had a malfunction, and the truck crashed into them from behind.
‘It’s not a toy. It’s a bomb’: Firework accident victim sympathizes with those hurt in weekend fireworks disaster
SAN ANTONIO – Gatlin Magee, now nearly 28-years-old, was 17 when he lost his finger in a fireworks accident. “It doesn’t really matter how safe you’re being,” Magee said. Fireworks -- they’re bombs. Magee said he feels sorry for the victims in a viral video of two young men injured in a weekend street drag racing fireworks disaster. “If you’re going to do it, at least be safe with it and don’t treat it like a toy.
Wisconsin judge upholds Gov. Tony Evers' order requiring masks to be worn in enclosed spaces
Evers first declared a public health emergency in March and renewed it in July after the Legislature declined to extend it. The July order mandated the wearing of masks starting in August for anyone aged 5 and up in all enclosed spaces except at home. He issued another order in September that extended the mask mandate until Nov. 21. Violators could be subject to a $200 fine.chicagotribune.com
SOS: This simple iPhone setting will alert your loved ones after 911 call is made
It's called SOS Emergency mode. Here’s how to add them as your emergency contact in your iPhone:Open the Health app and tap the Medical ID tab. Drag the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency services. On an iPhone 7 or earlier:Quickly press the side or top button five times to make the Emergency SOS slider appear. Drag the Emergency SOS slider to call emergency services.
‘While You Were Sleeping’: Command center at USAA monitors threats, warns employees around the world
SAN ANTONIO – A bank of television monitors stretches across the entire wall at the front of a secured room. In the early morning hours one recent day, only four eyes were keeping watch on them all. Scott Simmons and Rene Martinez work on the overnight shift at the Unified Command Center on the campus of USAA. As Senior Incident Manager and Incident Manager 1, respectively, their jobs involve watching over the world, looking for any signs of trouble. “Any type of police activity, fire activity, any other threats that may come through such as HazMat incidents,” said Simmons.