Message from Karl Huggins (Chamber)

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Posted by Karl Huggins on May 15, 2007 at 11:26:31:

Thank you for the message.
Now that I am on the mainland and have internet service I will be posting something to the boards.


Note: This message is being sent from the mainland.

The USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber is fully operational and can receive patients.
However, due to fire damage to the phone lines (which also route cell calls) all phone and internet service to the Wrigley Marine Science Center is down.
We do have a satellite phone available to make outgoing calls, but the satellite phone number is an international number and quite expensive to call.

Electrical power has been restored to the lab with two large portable generators and electricity to the West End of the island is expected to be up by the end of the month or sooner.

Phone and internet service may be restored as soon as next Monday or Tuesday (5/21-22).
In the interim:
For Diving Emergencies Chamber contact the LA County Medical Alert Center at 323-869-0578.

For Non-Diving Emergencies call the Avalon Sheriff Station 310-510-0174 and ask them to relay a message to us via Baywatch Isthmus.
We will then return the call via satellite phone.

For all other calls contact the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies on Main Campus at 213-740-6720.
Messages will be picked up each day.

Thank you for your understanding during this recovery period.

Karl E. Huggins, Program Manager
USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber
P.O. Box 5069
1 Big Fisherman Cove
Avalon, CA 90704-5069 USA
310-510-4020 Office - Temporarily Out of Service
310-510-4023 Chamber - Temporarily Out of Service
310-510-1364 FAX - Temporarily Out of Service
310-510-1052 Emergencies - Temporarily Out of Service

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