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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    California residents don't learn and expect the State to help after a big Quake, the OES sounds a little miffed about the lack of preparedness. I would expect to start seeing those public service messages again on Quake prep, I foresee looting in Calif future. "Cities, counties and Gov. Jerry...
  2. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Just stumbled upon on a cool a website and decided to share it with the community. It's a free audio course on how to survive different natural disasters: earthquakes, tsunamis, pandemics, etc. If you want you can take a look at it, below is the link. Again, it doesn't cost any money. Just...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I need to ramp up my preps. I need to think of all the things that can happen and prepare them. Seriously....who would expect a 5.8 quake in Virginia! Do you plan for weather emergencies that rarely happen in your area?
  4. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Just felt an earth quake in western pa about 30 sec ago. computer bout bounced of the table
  5. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_EARTHQUAKE_COLORADO?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-08-23-09-06-45
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Jim Berkland (geologist) predicting possible earthquake off Cali. Predicted World Series Quake just days before it happened ... and mentioned the ring of fire earthquake theory and animal patterns as well and tidal pressures .... Also with all the volcanic activity going on right now it REALLY...
  7. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    I have been trying to find examples of looting happening in Japan after this recent crisis, but have been so far unsuccessful. I know it is still early in the grand scheme of the crisis, but the Reuters feeds only seem to show neighbors helping to clean up their neighborhoods, and the JGSDF...
  8. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2011/mar/11/japanese-earthquake-could-be-replicated-here/ That would be a big Disaster Right There.
  9. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    1)Blankets 2)Water 3)Food items 4)First aid kit 5)Dried fruits 6)Pocket knife 7)3 12-hour light sticks 8)Batteries 9)2 rolls toilet paper 10)Radio 11)Several boxes of matches 12)Container to store survival kit
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My heart and thoughts go out to those who were affected by the earthquake yesterday which has literally sunk and crashed all of Christchurch, New Zealand's second largest city. The 6.3 earthquake, while much smaller than the one a few months ago (and some have termed it only an 'aftershock')...
  11. Urban Survival
    I've never been in an EQ before. How do typical 1970's, ranch style, brick sided homes hold up during an EQ? Some extreme ideas to making it stay standing: Wrap in the house in Kevlar strands: http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cmpages/kevlar49.php Sure it would take a lot, but would it...
  12. Urban Survival
    Some interesting thoughts on earthquake survival that I had not seen before and makes some sense... Here is the article. My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the American Rescue Team International (ARTI), the world's most experienced rescue team. The information...
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