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Posted on April 22, 2014 at 04:32 AM in NEWS & WEATHER | Permalink
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Hey, that photo is from my hometown!
I can pass on some easy tips the folks back home have learned. To see how severe it's been there, check these numbers: Magnitude, Last quake, Total numbers.
7 04 Sep 2010 4:35am 1
6 23 Dec 2011 3:18pm 3
5 25 May 2012 2:44pm 57
4 13 Apr 2014 8:36am 479
3 17 Apr 2014 10:24am 3806
So the tips:
Tie a torch to your bed post. When all your stuff is in a pile on the floor, windows smashed, you don't want to have to go find a torch in bare feet.
Have lots of drinking water on hand.
Have lots of dried meals on hand (camping outlets sell good ones).
Have a camping gas cooker on hand. And gas!
Have something you can use as a toilet. A bunch of plastic bags that fit over the toilet bowl will work, but have a bucket, too, in case the bowl is smashed.
Have lots of pet food on hand.
Have an old-style phone that doesn't need power.
Make sure you can charge your cell phone through your car.
April 18, 2014 at 10:34 AM
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