Drill to prepare home front for major quake

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    Drill baby drill.
     
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    We had a small earthquake here in Montreal Quebec last night. 4.5 on the richter
     
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    Wow, the Israelis are incredibly intelligent and foresighted!

    I don't know how likely a major quake is in Israel -- but we here on the West Coast of the US are about 85 years overdue for our once-every-235-years, 8-to-9+ Richter mega-quake, and I'd guess that at least 50% of people here don't even know about it, never mind have any preparations set for it.

    I'm SO impressed that Israel is doing this!

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    tomorrow. 10:00 AM, thursday. drill in WAWA.

    shake, rattle and roll. be there or be square.

    practicce, practice, practice.

    think i will just do the same thing i did last time a a big one hit right underneath me in the nisqually.

    i was in bed because i worked the night shift...so i am going to lay in bed for a couple of minutes and pretend the crack slowly creeping across the ceiling is in a race with my bed shaking across the floor. then i am going to jump up out of bed and yell...

    "whoa shit. this is a big one...AND IT AIN'T STOPPIN".

    then i will fall down a a couple of times before i get out side and it will all be over and no worries...well except for a wall of water heading south up the nisqually river from a tsunami...or a wall of water heading north down the nisqually river if alder dam breaks...but i am cool. i have a neat canoe so i'm good.
     
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    right-----catastrophe drills can be organized in a kind of non specific way. In fact----we are doing them in the USA too. Not particularly with the general population involved-------for now it is the police and firemen and medical personnel----etc People can also volunteer for training to take some role in being a "first responder"
     
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    Oh hi Seal, it's me MJB. How are you holding up on your disposable diapers?



     
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    God protect us all from volunteer first responders
     
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    Dillo, you think we can afford to PAY people to be trained and wait... for decades... for a disaster?

    :confused:

    I have news for you: if there's a massive quake in your city, you'd better hope that there are plenty of trained volunteers... because the chance of a PAID first responder actually getting to you are just about... well, zero. :eek:

    In my town there are fewer than 40 ambulances, and they expect upwards of 5,000 casualties if the "Big One" hits. So who do you think is going to triage all those victims and give them first aid?

    Quitcherbitchin and find out where your local first responder class is... and then take it. That way you'll know exactly who YOUR "volunteer first responder" will be, and if they're poorly trained you'll have no one to blame but yourself.

    :cool:

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