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County Launches Evacuation Plan Focused on Vulnerable People

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If you needed to evacuate for an emergency, could you just get in your car and go? For some, the answer may be no because they lack transportation, need additional help with medical equipment or gathering items in their home.

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Logo for the Neighborhood Evacuation Team that shows two homes and the name of the program.

Student Interns Help County Promote Evacuation Program

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Nine students at Kearny High School of Digital Media and Design worked together with the County Office of Emergency Services to help develop and create a promotional campaign for a new Neighborhood Evacuation Team program, which would help vulnerable groups in a disaster.

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Flu Deaths, Cases Increase Again in San Diego County

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Thirty-two San Diegans have died from influenza this season and cases increased again last week, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today.

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Cactus Mice Test Positive for Hantavirus, First Local Detection of 2020

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Two cactus mice collected separately in routine monitoring in Santee and Valley Center have tested positive for hantavirus, marking the first appearance in San Diego County in 2020 of the potentially deadly virus.