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    Stay Indoors During Spraying

    The Department of Health warned Brooklyn residents to stay indoors Wednesday night so the city can spray insecticide to fight the spread of West Nile virus. Full Story

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    what time does ch need to stay indoors?
    Guest
    what time does ch need to stay indoors?

    we have meetings at school tonight, how is everyone supposed to stay home?

    Details
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    Date(s)*** Borough, Neighborhood(s), Zip Code(s) Status
    Sept. 9

    between 8:30PM & 6AM Spraying in Brooklyn
    Neighborhoods: Parts of Crown Heights, Greenwood Heights, Kensington, Park Slope, Prospect Lefferts Garden, Prospect Heights, Prospect, Park South, Sunset Park, and Windsor Terrace
    Zip codes: 11215, 11217, 11218, 11219, 11220, 11225, 11226, 11232, and 11238
    Pesticide to be used: Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin)
    Additional information:
    Mosquito Control Notice (PDF)
    Location
    Scheduled, weather permitting

    Crown Heights
    Guest
    Crown Heights

    Doesn’t mention that it will spray the 11213 zip code…

    Look at the map
    Guest
    Look at the map

    Based on the attached map the spraying will be concetrated mostly arount Prospect Park, and would not be passing east of Franklin Ave. so no worries it seems.

    Open House
    Guest
    Open House

    How are we supposed to go to Oholie Torah’s open house?

    Travel
    Guest
    Travel

    Either: car or helicopter

    To #4
    Guest
    To #4

    Are you taking responsibility for the health of our shchuna based on your statement?

    UPDATE: Based on authority report
    Guest
    UPDATE: Based on authority report

    Please be informed that the spraying is not in the area of the Jewish community. Just Franklin Ave to Prospect Park. All programming will continue as planned with B”H no grave danger.

    c.h.
    Guest
    c.h.

    And woman’s program in 770 and then going to rebbe’s room tonight

    PLEASE - NOTIFY ORCHIM THAT ARE ARRIVING...
    Guest
    PLEASE - NOTIFY ORCHIM THAT ARE ARRIVING...

    Is there any way to get this warning out to guests and bochrim that have arrived or are actually arriving this afternoon? Maybe clearly posted signs outside of 770, Eshel and Vaad dorms and other main/public meeting areas? Some of our sons have just arrived and we have no way to reach them to tell them to stay indoors under safely closed conditions this evening and tomorrow until the effects of the spray is no longer a threat. Some have athsma and need to be even more careful. Would greatly appreciate if someone can reassure us via COLLIVE. THANKS SO… Read more »

    DO PEOPLE COMING FOR TISHREI KNOW????
    Guest
    DO PEOPLE COMING FOR TISHREI KNOW????

    MUST ASSURE THAT EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS!
    WE WANT EVERYONE TO HAVE A HEALTHY NEW YEAR
    AND THIS KIND OF MASS SPRAYING IS QUITE SERIOUS!
    ONLY GOOD NEWS!

    PUT UP NOTICES FOR GUESTS
    Guest
    PUT UP NOTICES FOR GUESTS

    THERE SHOULD BE CLEAR INFORMATION ABOUT THIS HEALTH HAZARD AND WARNINGS IN HEBREW AND OTHER LANGUAGES

    What about
    Guest
    What about

    11213? When does zip 11213 get sprayed?
    Can AC be left on?
    Thank you

    11213
    Guest
    11213

    11213 is not getting sprayed

    Am I crazy?
    Guest
    Am I crazy?

    ONE person has contracted the virus this year in the entire city (and he was fine) but they are spraying something so poisonous we all need to stay indoors for 12 hours? I’m thinking the spraying is more dangerous than the virus in this case.

    ???????
    Guest
    ???????

    I agree with number 15
    This is crazy

    Same day as schools start - coincidence?!
    Guest
    Same day as schools start - coincidence?!

    From all days of the year, the day (public) schools start they will spray the air up and down?? This is early morning right before kids are walking to school and adults to work – everyone will HAVE TO be outside TO GET WHERE THEY NEED TO BE… Sounds intentional to me, a goverent experiment on the population and the effects the pesticide will have on everyone.. If the DOH were to care about health, would do the spraying while everyone is already AT work or already IN school.. Doesn’t sound right to me.

    TO # 15 - You are so right!
    Guest
    TO # 15 - You are so right!

    And that is why #’s 10, 11. and 12 are also right – This kind of spraying ignores the short AND longterm risks on so many levels and it is also silly and naive to think that with such pesticide, a zip code not mentioned is safe! The poison can be carried due to weather conditions much further than we imagine. Besides the care that the community should have taken from when the spraying began – it is so urgent that it continues throughout the time of spraying but who knows how long after we can still be affected by… Read more »

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