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    Re: Dozens injured, child critically, after strong earthquake in California

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    Now hurricanes, I never want to go through one of those ever again. Been through of many when I was in North Carolina and Alabama (including Hugo, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Katrina, Dennis), and I am incapable of sitting through one of those sober.

    I will take 30 seconds of shaking over one of those damned things any day of the century. At least quakes only happen in one area every 20 years or so, and are done within 2 minutes.
    One doesn't sit through a serious hurricane (surge range especially), one goes elsewhere. Good luck avoiding an earthquake or tornado shark.

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    Re: Dozens injured, child critically, after strong earthquake in California

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    One doesn't sit through a serious hurricane (surge range especially), one goes elsewhere. Good luck avoiding an earthquake or tornado shark.
    If possible, yes. And if you are living along the coast, you should leave the area or you are an idiot.

    From 2003-2007, I lived about 60 miles north of Panama City, well inland where storm surge was not an issue. But there was nowhere to go to. Only direction to go was North, not much of a help.

    So Scotch was a mandatory item in my Hurricane Kit.
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    Re: Dozens injured, child critically, after strong earthquake in California

    Quote Originally Posted by Oozlefinch View Post
    So Scotch was a mandatory item in my Hurricane Kit.
    Got anything good in your earthquake or tornado kit?

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    Re: Dozens injured, child critically, after strong earthquake in California

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    Got anything good in your earthquake or tornado kit?
    Lots of MREs, my camping gear, motor home.

    No need for hurricane, not lived in that area of the country for years.
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    Re: Dozens injured, child critically, after strong earthquake in California

    Quote Originally Posted by Oozlefinch View Post
    Lots of MREs, my camping gear, motor home.
    What good does that do in an earthquake or tornado?

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    Re: Dozens injured, child critically, after strong earthquake in California

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    What good does that do in an earthquake or tornado?
    Can live in it, even through loss of power, water, and gas. If need be can evacuate to a safe area in it.

    My grandparents were in Oakland in 1989 when the big one hit there. In a campground, in their motorhome.

    They had the biggest rig, so people would pitch in and provide gas so they could keep their generator running. They powered quite a few people in the park, in exchange for fuel. If we lost all services or our house was unsafe, we would just move into the motorhome. Water, sewer, generator, we have lived in it for months at a time in the past.
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