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Will You Be Ready?
The question has now become... WILL ANY OF US BE
The recent earthquake in Japan has opened eyes to more than a few who now realize that most products from potassium iodide to food and water supplies will become very scarce, if not impossible, to buy in an extreme emergency. Manufacturers can only carry so much at one time - in most cases, not nearly enough to handle the needs required of those facing a large emergency crisis.
Long term food and emergency water supplies were cut short and it has taken months for some to replenish their stock. Suppliers, caught in the middle, soon realized that the demand was far greater than the supply...and all this from a disaster 6000 miles away!
So what have you done to
prepare for the inevitable?
You may be one of the very few to have even stored enough food
and water to get you by the first 72 hours, following a major earthquake
or disaster - this is Survival 101. If you have, then your already far
better off than most! If not, then you you need to start seriously
thinking about what you have on hand and what you will need after a huge
quake. This will be your guide to putting together your own emergency
earthquake survival kit.
Many feel that if they have enough food and water to last them 72 hours, then everything will be alright. This may be the case in some instances, such as with a 72 hour "Bug-out-bag", which is primarily used for evacuation purposes. But since evacuation may not be a possibility, emergency earthquake supplies, especially food and water, could be in need for a much longer term.
The 72 hour enigma, for some reason, has stuck in the minds of most to be some magical length of time, by which, afterwards, everything will be fine. With a major earthquake, the reality is probably just the opposite - it could be quite some time before help arrives - and food and water will only become more scarce as the days move on. If you're thinking someone will be coming to your rescue, knocking on your door with gift baskets of food and water, YOU ARE WRONG !
Remember Katrina? A major earthquake in California is not going to cripple a single city - it will DEVASTATE THE ENTIRE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ! And California could become INSTANTLY BANKRUPT! There will be will hundreds of separate fires, with little or NO WATER TO PUT OUT THESE FIRES! In a very short period of time, California could begin to look like a war zone. Law enforcement agencies could become completely overwhelmed, leaving chaos, crime and looting, free to run rampant!
Within a matter of minutes your life will suddenly change. The usual everyday routine of running to the supermarket to pick up a few groceries or everyday necessities will suddenly cease to exist. You will now have to make due with what you happen to have on hand at that particular moment of time. With other cataclysmic natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and tsunamis, for example, there are at least a scant few precious minutes of warning - however, with an earthquake there are none.
Literally, millions of people will be without utilities, food and water! Thousands will be trying to get to emergency triage centers for injuries. An estimated 110,000 more will become stranded on impassible freeways and roads. Emergency food and water will most likely have to be airlifted in - this alone could take days - You could then be forced to stand in line for hours for a little food and water. THIS IS THE REALITY OF IT ALL !! The National and local governments can only do so much. Doesn't it make sense to spend a little time and money NOW on disaster preparedness supplies to at least avoid some of this inevitable misery?
Did You Know?
Water has a shelf life of about 6 mos. & needs to be rotated, just like food - after 6 mos. bacteria can start to set in. After a major earthquake,
water could become very scarce.
Read the reports!
When the "Big One" Hits
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The ShakeOut San Andreas Earthquake
Preparing for a Catastrophe
By Larry Collins
Nowhere is the danger of impending catastrophe more palpable than in Southern California, where the southernmost segment of the San Andreas Fault has gone more than 300 years without breaking. This segment ruptures every 150 years on average, so it’s long overdue for a very large quake. In the parlance of one seismologist, the San Andreas Fault “is like being 18 months pregnant.”
This is a segment from an article The Shakout San Andreas Earthquake Scenario: Preparing for a Catastrophe - its pressure has been building for more than 300 yrs.
Read what Larry Collins ( 27 yr. veteran and Captain of the LACOFD) has to say about it... HERE
Now is the time to start preparing, even if it's only a little bit each month. One second after the fact is too late! The "Big One" is coming - that's a fact - it's just a matter of when, and as bad as it will be, statistics show that most will survive - but it's in the aftermath that will prove to be the biggest challenge.
USGS estimates that in a large earthquake at least 2000 will die, and 50,000 more will be injured and seeking help at emergency rooms! Phone lines will be down, bridges will fall and freeways will leave more than 110,000 stranded. Fires will rage (estimated nearly 1600 separate fires) and will continue to burn with no water to put them out. Aside from large loss of lives and devastation to our already failing economy (estimates of earthquake damage probably close to a quarter of a trillion dollars), we could be without water, utilities or assistance for weeks and without running water for months! California will be totally bankrupt and most businesses will be closed for quite a while. And don't count on D.C. to quickly come to our rescue - they're broke also. They're trying to tell us something - it's time to wake up and listen.
The Bottom Line:
(in there own words)
"Individuals need to be prepared, because government agencies
will be overwhelmed".
"Those without will be forced to depend on others, asking them to give up things they
saved for their families".
Where do I start ?
As I remember one person saying " If the ground starts a rockin, don't come a knockin". You've been warned!
other words, I'm prepared... you had your chance.
After a big earthquake or disaster, it's basically every man for
himself. The first few hours in supermarkets will be one of chaos and
as those without, will be fighting for the remnants. Consider yourself lucky if you have a
friend or neighbor who's willing to
share his family's "stash" with you. Most would not be
willing to give up anything they have stored away for their family.
Would you? Why put yourself in a position where you would even have to
If you happen to be one of
the very few that has prepared for
themselves and their family, you will be be a true hero when the time
Emergency Food Storage
Sure, you have some food stocked away. Have you been rotating it? What about the perishables - meat, poultry, dairy, butter, cheese. After the power goes off, you can use what's left in your refrigerator - then what? These are the foods you will obviously use first... that is, if they are not already scattered from your house to you neighbors. But these foods will not last long without refrigeration, so you will need to use them up quickly. YOU WILL NEED A BACKUP PLAN.
Food Prices will
Higher food prices and hyperinflation are
just around the corner. Read the reports - ask the experts. Food prices
are already on the rise. Food shortages are becoming a worldwide
epidemic, and drastic weather changes are ruining our farmlands causing
multitudes of crop failures. STORE FOOD AND ROTATE AS A HEDGE AGAINST
From the Southern
California Earthquake Center
Recovering From the "BIG ONE"
* In the most heavily damaged areas, electricity will remain out for weeks or longer.
* Water will stop flowing in many taps for weeks or months.
* Broken sewer pipes will contaminate broken water pipes, and in some places,
tap water will be unsafe to drink for as long as a year.
* Transportation by road and rail will be disrupted by fault rupture and landslides, and may take months to repair.
* Some hospital buildings will be closed by structural damage; many others will be unusable because of non-structural damage such as broken water pipes and unsecured equipment.
* Two thirds of the region's internet lines will be ruptured by the fault.
*Flow of goods will be disrupted for months, as many principal train routes and truck routes are damaged by fault rupture.
Experts agree that as our dollar continues to devaluate on a daily basis, the wise choice is to invest our fiat dollars in commodities that could soon be in demand. Precious metals is one way to invest. But don't underestimate the priceless value of food and water when they suddenly become very scarce and in great demand.
Think about it - where will you get water when all the lines are busted? Any stored water will soon disappear. Bottled store water will be gone in a few hours. Water lying dormant in reservoirs will become contaminated. Unless it happens to be raining, your gonna be out of luck!
Every home should have at least enough water to supply their family for a few days. Better take advantage now, before oil prices make them unobtainable. Since polyethylene water drums are made from oil derivatives, one quick flare up in the middle east and prices on these drums could double. Read our information on emergency water storage and decide if you want to take a chance on flimsy water containers or be sure you will have water with our heavy duty emergency water drums.
I REALLY NEED TO BE CONCERNED?
WHAT DO I PUT IN AN EARTHQUAKE KIT?
WHERE'S THE BEST PLACE TO STORE IT?
Collecting Emergency Items
Your food storage supply at home should be in a place where the temperature is cool, if at all possible (the cooler the better). This will obviously lengthen the shelf life of any type of food that you may store. There should also be a backup for the basic necessities of survival at home. Many of these things can be acquired from what you may already have on hand. If you ever been hunting, fishing or camping, chances are, you already have half of an earthquake survival kit already...sleeping bags, propane cooking stoves, and possibly a tent that you could use temporarily to live in, if your home is suddenly made unsafe. Many do not realize that they may already have the makings of a good earthquake survival kit stored right in their own garage. So, take a survey of the premises and gather any gear you may have on hand and store it all together in on safe spot, preferably outside in a locked shed or storage bin.
Have a plan and stay informed
will need a radio to connect to the "outside world." This
may seem like a
time when you're all alone in the world and have no means of getting
information on what's happening and if there's help on the way. For this
reason you should have some type of emergency radio. Many are powered by batteries, DC current, dynamo (hand cranked)
and solar. Some also are even equipped with lights, sirens, and cell
Emergency lighting will also be a major concern. We offer many types
of emergency lights ranging from micro-lights to lanterns. They come in propane, dynamo, shake,
solar, fluorescent and rechargeable.
With that said, it must be noted that candles will still be the most predominately used nighttime lighting - so stock up with as many candles as possible - they're cheap, long lasting, and will become as popular as popcorn during a long term crisis. Use them safely.
You will want to have some type of plan to develop with your family or
friends whereby each individual will be able to know where their family and
friends are and if they are alright, following a major disaster. Phone lines
will undoubtedly be down afterwards, so make arrangements for each member of
the family to call an out of state contact, since these lines will be less
likely to become congested. Carry a card with the out of state number on it
in your emergency kit. This particular contact can inform each of the others
on the status of their families. These out of state lines will also be the
first to have service restored. Try to call during the least busy hours of
the day and keep it short and to the point.
The electric can be shut off by the electric meter inside the panel box - know where to find the main breaker switch, or main fuse if your service is older.
The water shut off is usually located underground (under a lid) somewhere in front of the house. Keep a water shut off tool available for emergencies. There should also be a twist valve for turning off water where it enters the house. A quick walk around the house should provide you with it's location.
Finally, make certain you have all your valuable documents, records, and important numbers, stored away in a fireproof, waterproof container and have them backed up in a safe place.
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