Thursday, March 22, 2012

Re: [Geology2] Re: Early Quake Detection Helps in Mexico

Is a 30 second warning enough time to get away from downtown buildings? OR let's say I am in my neighborhood. It is a pretty much a neighborhood of two story houses which are all fairly uniform. There is no big open park or anything close like that, not within the thirty second time frame. What do I do then? I thought stop drop and roll was for fire. Allison

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Subject: Re: [Geology2] Re: Early Quake Detection Helps in Mexico

perhaps you missed the part about having 30 seconds warning.  it would take me about 2 seconds to get outside my apartment and away from anything that might fall on me.  which would be a lot better than staying inside and probably getting crushed by my building in a big enough one.

once the shaking starts, you're absolutely right, that's the proper simple instruction to the masses.  though if the shaking is light and exterior objects which might fall a low risk, I might still exit in case it might get much stronger; the risks in a given situation might be complicated.

Am I reading this thread right, you want people to try to get out of

If your inside, stay there and do the drop/cover/hold on. Don't try to
run outside, it's one of the most dangerous things to do.


--- In, Rick Bates <HappyMoosePhoto@...> wrote:
> 30 seconds is enough time to get out *IF* you're on the ground floor.
> stairs (no elevator, doh!) and knocking down security gates (not each
> will take precious moments but you're only as fast as the slowest of
you too
> (you WILL stop to help others won't you?).
> If you're above or below the ground floor, your immediate goal is to
find a
> strong place to survive (doors are strong, if the walls maintain
> if the floors above don't pancake, if the glue lams hold, etc.). It's
> long running habit for me to always look for exit signs, stairs and
> means of escape (my career taught me that). It's also one reason I
> like being below ground or above the third floor (I can jump down that
> and perhaps only break a leg).
> Every company should have, post and practice escape routes, locate
> points and sadly lock downs. In this litigious society, it would be
> financial death knell for a company to ignore it (presuming the
> survived the event).
> Similar plans (and drills) should happen at home too, including a
review of
> emergency supplies (meds, WATER, food, WATER, shelter, WATER, clothing
> Training: Is what and how you will react when you are under extreme
> without thought. Those that plan to survive probably will; those that
> don't, probably won't.
> Rick
> _____
> From: Lin Kerns
> Hi Allison!
> It's plenty of time IF and only IF you have an emergency plan already
> place. That's why these Shake Out events are so important to people
> don't normally think in disaster terms like some of us do. If you plan
> you train, you're body will follow course. That's how we used to be
> in the fire department. You just do it. And you'd be surprised how
fast you
> can move. :-)
> Lin
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Allison Loukanis
> allison.m.loukanis@... wrote:
> 30 seconds doesn't seem like much warning. Allison


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