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Old 04-15-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: laporte indiana
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My kid did a repost on earthquakes and tsunami's.. it was cool. we had to print up a map of areas affected by which fault lines. the seattle faultline causes only minor damage to water hit areas as alaska lines actaully hit the oregon coast and sparing most north of long beach.. it was very cool.

wherever you live you get a natural disaster...

I grew up in SF..i was in the 89 quake and lost everything..so the best thing to remember is be glad you get out ok.
my borthers earthquake kit was on his front porch in a bench locker thing.. took days to find it.. he lived in loma prieta.. most people keep theres in car trunks.. not good for those in soft structures who cars are squished...
so we picked the stand alone garage. mistake i made years ago was to keep the cars at the top shelf.. they all fell and some burst out all over the paper products on shelves one and two.
every earthquake is different like snowflakes. each one will do things different. the 2001 seattle quake was almost as strong as the 89 loma prieta i was in.. but the difference was it wasnt a hopper. the 89 quake would roll then hop roll then hop.. inflicting massive structural damage. 2001 kinda shook and roll.. i honestly was more afriad in the 2001 but i was wrong as things seams to roll right back into the spot they were in when they started.
we used to be taught to get under tables..i now know that that techinique is actually wrong yet they still teach it as lots of peopel were trappped in the marina district under tables with half crushed legs.. furniture isnt as strong as it was made when they did that.. the new safety is to get next to heavy piece of furniture and croach..leaving you a traingle of breathing room in which you wont die if you get entombed in it.

and now i will move to indiana where i get to hide from tornados in basements.
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Old 04-15-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Everett, Wa
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Like I said ..went through the 64 earth quake in Anch. We are now in Fl and
went through hurricanes Ivan and Dennis. Heading for Everett. How would a Tsunami affect Everett? I know they have a big marina there so it's on the water. I just can't get a break around here
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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Here's a very comprehensive hazard profile report on Tsunamis for Washington State. It covers every place that there is a threat, including comments on Everett and Poulsbo. And more good maps for Seattle.

It's relatively current as it's dated November 2007.

Fast connection recommended as it's 33 pages in PDF but very interesting with a lot of maps and explanations.

http://www.emd.wa.gov/plans/documents/TsunamiNov2007Tab5.8.pdf (broken link)
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:59 PM
 
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Nope - Giants fan.

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Next you'll want to know the scores of Mariners games in advance.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:08 PM
LMB
 
Location: Poulsbo, WA
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Here's a very comprehensive hazard profile report on Tsunamis for Washington State. It covers every place that there is a threat, including comments on Everett and Poulsbo. And more good maps for Seattle.[/url]
Great info and maps, Scirocco. I saw Poulsbo on the list of towns at risk in Kitsap County, but no map of this area's inundation zones or (thankfully) that frighteningly descriptive "go directly to nearest high ground." Have you seen any predictability maps of this area? Also, any thoughts about how well an aerobed mattress would work as a flotation device?

Lynn
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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... any thoughts about how well an aerobed mattress would work as a flotation device?
Ms. Ma'am, what are an aerobed mattress?? My Greek is as good as my Latin, and I get air-directed or air-influenced or operating on/by/because of air bed. What are that, Ms Ma'am?
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:03 PM
LMB
 
Location: Poulsbo, WA
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Ms. Ma'am, what are an aerobed mattress?? My Greek is as good as my Latin, and I get air-directed or air-influenced or operating on/by/because of air bed. What are that, Ms Ma'am?
aerobed.com
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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aerobed.com
Ahhhhh, ya blow it up! So you're right -- a floatation device!
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:51 AM
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Location: On a hill near a river
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Nope - Giants fan.
No more Barry. Bye-bye Pumpkinhead.
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