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#1 mjtian

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 09:29 PM

An interesting article from MSNBC, kind of put everything in perspective and raises the question:  "Are you prepared?"   :eek4:
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#2 Shalamar

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 09:44 PM

Being a disaster scenario junkie, I've known about these various 'dangerous' areas for years. And no most major cities have real clue what could be coming down the proverbial pike.

And most people are no more prepared than their cities.

Few realize that your average major city has just enough food with in their city limits ( at various groceries/ ware house facilities) to cover three days - if it were all effeciently rounded up and distrubuted- so as to hold off looting and hoarding.
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#3 tennyson

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 10:15 PM

I used to think about this a lot and I think I was in a much better position when I lived in a rural area. The house had its own cistern and well, and enough space and equipment for canning and lots of it as well as its own associated gas well. So aside from electricity things were good, especially in the summer when many berries and garden space was available as well as the remaining garden supplies left over from when this was a productive farm.
Now, I'm in an apartment in a small(20,000+ without the students) city and my escape and bunker up options are quite a bit more limited. Although I have a small medical kit as well as a wilderness survival kit in my shelves not to mention plenty of spare batteries and duct tape. But aside from some freak event we've pretty protected from natural disasters here with only the occasional flood and blizzard.
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Posted 18 September 2005 - 06:58 AM

I'm glad I don't live in a city. Things would fall apart very quickly without the daily delivery of food, clean water coming out of the faucets.

So, sitting on high ground, surrounded by farms producing both meat, milk, eggs and vegetables, clean stream less than a mile away, I figure I'm more okay than urbanites.
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#5 Shalamar

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 08:47 AM

OH! I am in deep emerald green envy Chakotay.
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#6 SparkyCola

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 01:46 PM

Yeah I don't lose sleep over it, being on high ground, surrounded by farms with enough food in the cupboards to last a good coupla weeks and weather which is so not extreme it's to a fault almost (we want a white christmas damn it!) ...UK has rather safer weather I imagine.

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 01:57 PM

Nor do I - one of the highest places in the UK around here, I think.
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Posted 18 September 2005 - 02:01 PM

Hurricanes are a really rare phenomenon in Greece.Hurricanes like Katrina.I do not remember that they have ever hit it with such power.
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Posted 18 September 2005 - 02:07 PM

Well faced with an evac order. I would simply leave after making sure that Dad was moved to someplace safe. Faced with no warning I would try to make certain Dad was safe.
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