Skip to comments.Seven Ways to Prepare for an Earthquake
Posted on 04/04/2010 9:06:40 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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There’s a 3rd choice: live somewhere nasty stuff doesn’t happen. That’s what I do.
What if you fell in a well?
The best method of course is to not live near earthquake prone zones.
The only time that was ever a possibility was 30 years ago visiting a friend who lived on land with a small mind his dad worked. That list is kind of funny, I’ve lived through all those “disasters” since 1977 and the only ones that were really ugly were the Oct 1983 flood which shut down Tucson for almost 3 hours, the 2002 fires which were way north of Tucson and the 2003 fires which hit the mountains around Tucson. This are pretty mellow in AZ.
I wondered why this lady didn't buy insulated coveralls. Easy to slip on over sleeping apparel. Pockets to stuff all kind of small articles.
I'm surprised you folks don't know about these statistics. It's no secret.
I keep my purse near me at all times- it has my keys, cell phone, and wallet in it. Shoes are also next to the bed when I sleep. After the Nisqually Quake (Ash Wednesday, 2001), I also took my purse with me to the bathroom at work for about 6 months. I no longer do that, but if I go much further than that, I bring it with me. I can do a lot more than that, and should, but I like to be able to make a quick escape.
Yeah, my kit would include a jug of something as you never know, you might have to sterilize a cut, or something.
It’s no use, they’re immune to facts.
If it seemed I was suggesting you guys down in Georgia were a bunch of backwards baffons that didn't know storms, tornadoes and hurricanes kill more than earthquakes in modern American, I was just kidding.
Great article. Not only informative, but well written with a bit of humor tossed in.
A while ago I had DH built either doors that lock (simply way with a moving wooden bar thingie) or thin pieces of wook nailed on like a bannister (?) on all my cupboards. I have over 100 mason jars of herbs and if they fell from an earthquake, it would be a terrible loss and a terrible mess. I live in an area that very rarely has earthquakes but when it does - yowzers. PNW - last bad one was 300 yrs ago. A bad one happens about every 300 yrs...
You’ll love your Sunday go ta meeten shoes.
I agree with you. I rode out the Loma Prieta quake of 1989 in downtown San Francisco. I was lucky that I just happened to be on the telephone with my wife, who was home with my daughters. Lots of screaming from her end before the quake traveled 20 miles up the peninsula to where I was. Lucky because I knew they were okay and safe. Electricity and telephone service went down for the better part of a week.
We have stored supplies in outside sheds as well as in the house. If the house is damaged, the supplies will be okay. Lots of bottled water, a generator and gas, sealed igloos of food, solar flashlights, walkie talkies, solar radios, batteries, a tent and blankets, medical first aid kits, etc. Our truck is parked at the curb, always tanked up and ready to go if we want to throw supplies in the back. Oh, also have cash on hand because electronic registers and banking won't function.
If a big quake hits, be ready because you may be on your own for a long time.
Of all natural disasters, earthquakes are the least dangerous.(imho) they don’t kill you, falling buildings do.
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