Emergency Management Wish List
The movement of the entire plate as a super quake should trash most commuications;
highway systems and other critial infrastructure. Naturally we might ask FEMA or
the federal government to begin a stockpile program of essential including medical
supplies; food; equipment; temporary tents, and shelters. If the program is approved
be sure to store them above the flood plain so if a major dam breaks the stockpile
won't get washed away.
Many of communities in eastern Oregon and Washington are built in the flood plain
below major dams holding back uncounter billions of acre feet of water. We might
ask FEMA to preposition special command and control trailers for each community
above the flood plain set up for communications by authorities. We could also
agree not to build any additional law enforcment or national guard facilities on
low ground. It might even be nice to plan public evacuation routes to higher
ground in the event of a major earthquake.
Briggs and Stratton
Model Number 30209
Frequency 60 Hertz
Do you plan to remain in the dark and cold for a few weeks? Maybe you and your neighbors could
come up with a neighborhood generator where everyone shares a house electrical supplies...when
the power goes out; shares costs and storage of gas;.....and works as a team.
Paint Your Side Walk Red?
Using paint to mark the location of your water, gas, and electric and knowing how to
turn these utilities off can be very useful if a major earthquakes occurs. Know how to cut
the water and gas and electic could be very useful to limit damage to your property or if your
neighbor is not home how to turn off a problem and save someone elses house.
Quake Proofing Highways
There are several articles on the internet on possible ways to quake proof a highways.
This article deals with wrapping concerete columns with steel
Another article suggest wrapping
highway columns in a glass and carbon and fiber composite. Another idea I might suggest
is getting the Army Corp of Engineers permission to back dump land fill or non polluting garbage
under highways. If the highway does give way it has no where to fall.
Flying Through Volcanic Ash?
Pumice is made out of volcanic ash if you fly a plane through it will eat up hydraulics;
take the paint off the plane. Similar problems were reported in with cars operating after
the explosion of Mt. St. Helens.
PreFab Housing Made from Cargo Containers
and this linkare companies which can make and install cheap housing made from
extremely strong cargo containers. Can be installed before disaster strikes.