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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Suspicious Package Alert

From Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency Blog:
Given today's news reports that white powder was found at Federal Office Buildings within Washington State, we wanted to take a moment to remind people to pay attention for suspicious packages.

In 2001, the United States Postal Service created the following poster which is available online to download and print.

What makes a piece of mail suspicious?
 It's unexpected or from someone you don't know.
 It's addressed to someone no longer at your address.
 It's handwritten and has no return address or bears one that you can't confirm is legitimate.
 It's lopsided or lumpy in appearance.
 It's sealed with excessive amounts of tape.
 It's marked with restrictive endorsements such as "Personal" or "Confidential."
 It has excessive postage.
What should I do with a suspicious piece of mail?
 Don't handle a letter or package that you suspect is contaminated.
 Don't shake it, bump it, or sniff it.
 Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
 Notify local law enforcement authorities.

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