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Federal workers abroad urged to store food, water

first_imgEditor’s note: Shortly after publication of this story, the US Consulate in Hong Kong first changed and later removed its Web page advising employees to stockpile a 12-week supply of food and water. Nov 7, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The US State Department is advising government employees overseas to stockpile enough food and water to last up to 12 weeks in preparation for the threat of a severe influenza pandemic.A Nov 3 statement posted on the Web site of the US Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau said the State Department recently sent guidance on “shelter-in-place” or “self-quarantine” to all diplomatic and consular posts.The statement said that overseas employees, like their stateside counterparts and private citizens, should maintain supplies of food and water for a possible pandemic. The advisory urges families to store nonperishable foods that don’t require refrigeration, preparation, or cooking. Also, families are advised to store 1 gallon of water per person per day.The Hong Kong consulate also advises US citizens in Hong Kong and other countries to prepare for water supply disruptions if infrastructure breakdowns occur during an influenza pandemic.Suggested water purification techniques include boiling for at least 10 minutes and adding specified amounts of regular Clorox bleach.The recommendation that US citizens overseas stockpile 12 weeks’ worth of food and water differs from the current federal recommendation for general pandemic preparedness. The government, on its pandemic planning Web site, recommends that US residents stockpile 2 weeks’ worth of food and water.See also:PandemicFlu.gov article “A guide for individuals and families”http://www.flu.gov/individualfamily/familyguide.htmllast_img read more

During the tourist season, Croatia Airlines will connect Croatia with 24 countries

first_imgIt is clear to everyone that transport accessibility is one of the first factors if we talk about the development of tourism, and especially the connection with airlines. Be sure to pay attention to the flight overview, ie. direct air connections of Croatia which is regularly updated with new agreed airlines. Croatia Airlines certainly plays an important role in the whole story. Thus, during this year’s tourist season, it will fly in regular traffic to 30 international and 8 Croatian destinations in 24 countries, which means that the national airline continues to actively contribute to the development of the tourist potential of the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb will be directly connected to 24 European destinations in 22 countries. This year, Croatia Airlines aircraft are expected to have about 5 percent more passengers compared to 2018, in which a record 2,168.863 passengers were transported (2 percent more than in 2017). Increased rush on regular routes begins on the eve of the Easter holidays, which traditionally represent the beginning of the tourist season in Croatia, after which many seasonal lines from the most important emitting markets are gradually introduced, Croatia Airlines points out, adding that at the peak tourist season flights per day. Although Croatia is mostly a car destination, in the last few years there has been a targeted investment in increasing airlines, especially in the pre- and post-season, so that Croatia is more and more connected to emitting markets every year. The novelty is an additional flight on Tuesdays from Zagreb to Dublin, so that passengers on this line will have three flights a week this year – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. last_img read more