[ExI] note from a foaf in japan

MB mbb386 at main.nc.us
Sat Mar 19 23:44:09 UTC 2011

We have food for a week or so, drinking water stored in jugs, wood for the
woodstove, a creek for flushing water.

When the snows or hurricanes come and the power goes away (for days at a time) we
use these things.  Usually we can't get out so we must make do. I've always had
stockpiles of food, have always lived where such outages occur.... even in the city.

There are maps and diagrams about flood plains and we checked: this house is above
the 100 year flood level - although we are "below" a dam and reservoir, but there's
a valley that water would go into.  Of course we'd be cut off from the rest of the
world, just like with snow.

No place is safe.

spike wrote:
> If I know a quake is close and severe, and if I survive the initial
> shaking, I estimate I would have about 8 to 12 minutes to flee north on
> Interstate 680.  Could I get out in that much time?  Dunno.  Think so.  Hope
> so.

Better hope the road is free of traffic and open enough to flee upon.  The
interstate highways out of Charleston SC for Hurricane Hugo (IIRC) turned into
multilane parking lots.  Total gridlock and a 2 hour trip of 100 miles took 8+
hours. They did learn to turn the inbound highway to outbound only, so there are
more lanes out now in such a situation.


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