Re: Well...that was fun for a few seconds
Glad to hear everyone is ok! Prayers go out to those who suffered injuries and property damage. It was a scary quake to be sure, mainly because it lasted for a relatively long time. Felt like a large rolling motion, and the poor kittees where really frightened, and ran all over the place, poor things!
Lalo, good to hear that your lab didn't suffer too much impact. During the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, I was working out at sea on a ship. My colleagues took a picture of my office at the time, and all of my map drawers were thrown open (each map drawer is 5.5 ft long!), and almost all of the books on the bookshelves toppled over and blocked the doorway. As a result of that, everyone had their bookcases relocated and bolted to the wall.
This quake made me think of a few things:
-Need to change all the bottled water in the basement, and add more for two large kittees!
*Need to add extra emergency pet food for kittees
-Have lots of hand-cranked flash-lights, but need more--perhaps one in every room
-I have a hand-crank radio, but need one that charges cell phones
-Need to change the iodine water purification tablets
-Need to change out the old canned foods
-Update my disaster plan and contact list
-First Aid kits are ok
-Need to add safety cabinet catches to all of the new cabinets
-After the house remodel, I need to check to make sure things on shelves if toppled, won't block doorways (all tall cabinets have been bolted down!)There are some great Earthquake Preparedness sites to help you
:http://www.ready.gov/earthquakesBest link I've found
that opens a WORD doc with a comprehensive checklist and instructions to make your own emergency preparedness plan!http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CEgQFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kingcounty.gov%2F~%2Fmedia%2Fhealth%2Fpublichealth%2Fdocuments%2Fchildcare%2FEmergencyDisasterPlan.ashx&ei=rb_-U6j8LpS-ggScn4LgBA&usg=AFQjCNF5TeAo4k-Np0VVCZgZIVMWXoLt6w&bvm=bv.74035653,d.eXY&cad=rja
Make your own disaster kit!http://www.sfgate.com/earthquakes/artic ... 410506.phphttp://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_26395351http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_Cu ... hquake.pdfhttp://www.earthquakecountry.info/roots/step1.htmlhttp://www.earthquakecountry.info/roots/step2.htmlhttp://www.earthquakecountry.info/roots/step3.html
*Also think about making a mini kit to store in your car/truck trunk
. I have one in my car. First aid stuff, lights, radio, water purification tablets, emergency reflector blankets (very thin, looks like aluminum foil, but make out of some high tech poly material that will reflect 98% of your body heat), water-proof matches, binoculars, etc... are stored in a backpack, that I can grab and go. Food is stored in another backpack, and I have 14 small bottles of water as well.
**Esp. for you ladies, you need to put a pair of sneakers or decent walking shoes in your car and in the office
, especially if you wear heels. In a big quake there will be all sorts of sharp debris on the floors and streets. If you slip, twist your ankle, and or cut your feet, your mobility will be severely limited. Also, you'll probably want to be able to walk long distances if transport is not operating.
Some things to think about anyway...