TAMPA --A boil water notice is in effect for virtually the entire city of Tampa for the next two days after a power failure today at the city´s main water treatment facility. The power failure created low water pressure or knocked out water service completely for customers. Crews from TECO and the City of Tampa are working on resolving the issue. All customers within the City of Tampa water service area should boil water for a minimum of the next 48 hours, city officials said.
It must be really filthy water if you have to boil it for 48 hours. I would think 5 minutes should do the trick, 10 at the outside. OK, I really hate the new brand of so called "journalists" who not only can´t think, but they can´t write either.
I always laugh at people who are so scornful of bottled water.
It is totally impractical to boil all your water. If water is so bad it must be boiled, I would not even wash in it. So you really have problems. Oh, and I would not trust your home filter units to eliminate a problem that has your water district sending out these kind of notices.
Now suddenly, having bottled water on hand to drink, and a few gallons of distilled water for a sponge bath doesn´t sound so bad.
Left to the enviornmental-cases, you would not have that option.
I was a Watermaster for the State of NM for about ten years. This Tampa warning about the water is a precaution and well advised. When the filtration and/or inoculation system breaks down on any public disbursed water supply, you simply have to warn the public to take precautions to ensure they do not ingest a pathogen. This is particularly true for people with young children and the elderly or anyone with a compromised immune system. In all probability, the water is fine. But, when residual chlorine or other oxidants in the water decline, any source of contamination along the distribution route can lead to a person becoming ill. Boiling the water for about five minutes (or better yet, pressure cooking it for three) can prevent that illness. Far better to err on the side of caution. There are some waterborne illnesses you really, really do not want to encounter!
Love. It’s the most powerful word in the English language. When it is flanked by two pronouns, it becomes the most powerful sentence in the English language: I love you. Those three words change hearts. They change lives. They change everything. It doesn’t matter what part of the world you live in or what language you speak, there are the equivalents of those three words. And they carry with them the same power everywhere they’re uttered. For the person saying them, and the one hearing them.
President Obama had a private dinner with DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg during a visit to Los Angeles on Tuesday. Obama and Katzenberg, a major donor to the president´s campaigns and the pro-Obama super-PAC Priorities USA, dined at the Hilton Woodland Hills hotel, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday, according to a pool report. The dinner had not previously been disclosed. Carney called Katzenberg a "longtime friend" of the president and said that the two dined in Obama´s hotel room. The president picked up the tab.
Los Angeles- Former Food Network star Paula Deen turned down a chance to compete on "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles, UsMagazine.com reported Wednesday. "The dance floor is not the appropriate forum for her," a source close to Deen told the magazine. The 66-year-old, Georgia-born chef admitted in a May deposition for a lawsuit she had used the N-word in the past. That comment, and her description of a so-called plantation-style wedding she would like to see, sparked a media firestorm that prompted the Food Network to fire her. Deen later insisted she is not a racist and
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer had some harsh words Tuesday for the White House calling the evacuation of our embassies in the Middle East “ordered departures.” Appearing on Fox News’s Special Report, Krauthammer said, “This is the first administration in history ever to launch a lexicological war on the enemy. You know, they’ve thrown the book at them - the dictionary.” [Video] BRET BAIER, HOST: The state department splitting hairs over “ordered departure” or evacuation as you heard there.
The man on the voicemail is flirty and clearly asking for a date. But it´s the name on the message that´s raising red flags. "Hi, it´s your newly favorite congressman, Bob Filner. You know, the one who fell in love with you at your last speech," he told Eldonna Fernandez. He also asked her out to dinner in the message. "I don´t want to wait ´til you come back to have dinner with you," he said. That message was left a year ago, while Filner was serving his 10th term as a U.S. congressman. He had met Fernandez at
CAMP PENDLETON - President Barack Obama will conclude a two-day West Coast swing Wednesday by visiting troops and their families at Camp Pendleton to thank them for their service to the nation. Obama will arrive at the Marine Corps base in northern San Diego County from the Los Angeles area after fielding online questions from homeowners, renters and prospective buyers in a virtual housing roundtable discussion. Obama began the trip Tuesday in Arizona where he toured a construction company and delivered a speech at a Phoenix high school, calling for sweeping housing reforms,
MOSCOW — Russian officials said they were unhappy with President Obama´s decision to cancel a summit meeting in the wake of the Kremlin´s decision to grant temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, but that the Americans were largely hurting themselves. “We are dissatisfied with the U.S. administration decision to cancel Obama’s planned visit to Moscow early in September,” Yuri Ushakov, an aide to President Vladimir Putin, told reporters. He said it was clear to the Russians that the decision was connected to the Snowden case, "which was not created by us at all.” The U.S. is not ready to build relations
Old money New Englanders summering on Martha´s Vineyard are complaining that the heightened Al Qaeda threat means extra security and traffic delays when the Obamas touch down on the Massachusetts island this week. The first family arrives this Saturday and in order to protect the President, Secret Service is proposing shutting down a main road that leads to the home where the family will stay from August 10-18, according to the Martha´s Vineyard Gazette.Apart from residents who live on the road and emergency personnel, drivers will be diverted to a dirt road.
How heavy can one country get? Until recently, the sky seemed the limit. If recent trends continued, government researchers warned in 2008, some 86% of U.S. adults would be overweight or obese by 2030, and a third of our kids would be fully obese by the time they turned 20. But the fever may finally be breaking. A wisp of good news came from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which announced Tuesday that obesity rates have recently declined among low-income children in 19 states and territories. “While the changes are small,” CDC Director
BURBANK, Calif. — Wrapping up his sixth Tonight Show appearance with Jay Leno —and probably his last before the host hands over the reins of the franchise to Jimmy Fallon early next year — President Barack Obama said he’d come with a parting gift for a man who owns perhaps Hollywood’s most famous car collection. “There’s one piece that’s missing,” Obama said, unveiling a Matchbox-size replica of the presidential limousine, complete with flying flags above the headlights.“Cool!” Leno exclaimed, asking Obama to sign the top of the car. “Oh, cool!” Leno said again.
Police are searching for a gunman who shot two men in the Englewood neighborhood, killing one of them, in one of at least six shootings in the city since Tuesday afternoon. The fatal shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. in the 5800 block of South Sangamon Street, police said. The shooter rode up on a bicycle, then stepped off and exchanged words with a 32-year-old man, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. During the conversation, the shooter pulled out and handgun and opened fire, striking the 32-year-old and a 28-year-old man who was nearby, according to police.
Community bankers and mortgage lenders across the country are viewing with skepticism President Obama´s call to do away with government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as the president unveiled his latest housing plan during a speech in Phoenix. The president, after touring a construction site in Arizona, endorsed the call by many in Congress to phase out Fannie and Freddie, while still calling for 30-year mortgages to be available to borrowers. The government-backed mortgage giants were caught in the housing crisis which ended in a $187 billion taxpayer bailout. The idea is to have the private sector
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials insisted Tuesday that extraordinary security measures for nearly two dozen diplomatic posts were to thwart an “immediate, specific threat,” a claim questioned by counterterrorism experts, who note that the alert covers an incongruous set of nations from the Middle East to an island off the southern coast of Africa. Analysts don’t dispute the Obama administration’s narrative that it’s gleaned intelligence on a plot involving al Qaida’s most active affiliate, the Yemen-based Arabian Peninsula branch. That would explain why most U.S. posts in the Persian Gulf are on lockdown, including the U.
The truth about Benghazi, the Associated Press/James Rosen monitoring, the IRS corruption, the NSA octopus, and Fast and Furious is still not exactly known. Almost a year after the attacks on our Benghazi facilities, we are only now learning details of CIA gun-running, military stand-down orders, aliases of those involved who are still hard to locate, massaged talking points, and the weird jailing of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. We still do not quite know why Eric Holder’s Justice Department went after the Associated Press or Fox News’s James Rosen — given that members of the administration were themselves illegally leaking
He thought he was a woman trapped in a man’s body — but it turns out he’s “just another boring straight guy.” ABC News editor Don Ennis strolled into the newsroom in May wearing a little black dress and an auburn wig and announced he was transgender and splitting from his wife. He wanted to be called Dawn. But now he says he suffered from a two-day bout of amnesia that has made him realize he wants to live his life again as Don. “I accused my wife of playing some kind of cruel joke, dressing
WASHINGTON — Former Massachusetts lawmaker Barney Frank revealed that he doesn’t believe in God. During Friday’s appearance on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” Frank, who championed the decriminalization of pot while serving in the House of Representatives, admitted to smoking marijuana and being an atheist. “You were in a fairly safe district. You were not one of those congress people who would have to worry about every little thing,” Maher said to Frank. “You could come on this show and sit next to a pot-smoking atheist and it wouldn’t bother you.”
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney jumped into the debate over the GOP’s future Tuesday night, warning congressional Republicans against forcing a government shutdown in their quest to stop President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. Romney addressed more than 200 donors on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee at a fundraiser for the New Hampshire Republican Party, staged just four miles from the vacation home where he has spent much of the summer with his family. The event was closed to the media, but his office released his prepared remarks.
In a rare diplomatic snub, President Obama is canceling plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month. The decision reflects both U.S. anger over Russia´s harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and growing frustration within the Obama administration over what it sees as Moscow´s stubbornness on other key issues, including missile defense and human rights. Obama will still attend the Group of 20 economic summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, but a top White House official said the president had no plans to hold one-on-one talks with Putin while there.
Washington--As hundreds of commuters emerged from Amtrak and commuter trains at Union Station on a recent morning, an armed squad of men and women dressed in bulletproof vests made their way through the crowds. The squad was not with the Washington police department or Amtrak’s police force, but was one of the Transportation Security Administration’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response squads — VIPR teams for short — assigned to perform random security sweeps to prevent terrorist attacks at transportation hubs across the United States.(Snip)With little fanfare, the agency best known for airport screenings has vastly expanded its reach
A poll released Friday by Public Policy Polling found that Alaska voters would pick former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the state´s former Republican governor, Sarah Palin, if the two women were to face off in the 2016 presidential election. Clinton led with 49 percent in the hypothetical match-up, with Palin at 40 percent, a nine-point gap. As of July 3, Republicans comprised 27 percent of the state´s registered voters and Democrats made up just 14 percent. The last time Alaskans opted for the Democrats´ presidential candidate was in 1964. Clinton trails five other hypothetical GOP candidates –
The U.S. State Department issued a global alert about the terrorist threat allegedly posed by Al-Qaeda in Yemen. The USA announced the closure of its missions in the Middle East and Africa, and their example was followed by France, Britain, and Germany. However, this was only an attempt to justify the activities of the National Security Agency.Last Saturday, right after alerting of the terror threat civilians and BOLO complex ("be on the lookout") that includes law enforcement and federal officials, President Barack Obama went to play golf, and then celebrated his birthday at the presidential retreat at Camp David.
In an interview for The Guardian Weekend magazine, actor Matt Damon recently weighed in with his thoughts on how President Barack Obama has handled the scandals that have engulfed his administration since the spring. Damon, a vocal supporter of the president since his 2008 campaign for national office, said that Obama is overcompensating for his lack of military background with his tough response to controversies like how the government is responding to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. The actor said that Obama is allowing himself to “get bullied” and is acting as though is “manhood”
Over the last week, there has been a lot of buzz about a supposed CIA angle to the Benghazi story. Specifically, it has been alleged that a substantial number of CIA employees were on the ground in Benghazi, carrying out a mission that involved rounding up Libyan weapons and transferring them to rebels in Syria. Further, it has been reported that the CIA has leaned on its employees not to cooperate with Congressional investigations or the media, and it has been suggested that the CIA’s role in Benghazi may be related to the al Qaeda
The Pentagon has placed its elite cadre of special operations teams on full alert to launch preemptive attacks against suspected al Qaeda targets across the globe, according to reports. The American special forces teams have spent the past week waiting for U.S. military and intelligence officials to confirm the whereabouts of the terror cell plotting to attack U.S. diplomatic outposts in the Mideast and North Africa. Unnamed sources told CNN on Monday that the teams were poised to carry out the preemptive strikes, but declined to comment on where the U.S. forces were located or which potential