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Oregon Field Guide Program Airs 10/01 - Oregon Unprepared for Quake

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by John Gault, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Not a denier but ju$t what are they propo$ing?? I'm on board with any new structures being built to a higher standard. Maybe even insuring the gas to homes is up to scratch with central line cut-offs or whatever. Maybe even looking at Key bridges being overhauled but.......

    I think we, the tax payers are being buttered up for something. They smell money.

    Don't know about your locale, but here we've been hearing about Public Buildings that need Seismic reinforcing asap that would cost more than a whole new building etc.

    Call me a skeptic but I don't trust them.

    BTW, how exactly are you all strapping in your water heaters??
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  4. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    And then we have retro fitting of homes being properly attached to foundations.
    Where can I invest in companies that do this?

    Not joking, people with skills ambition and credentials are going to get rich!

    Seismic retro fit is in vogue, strike while the Iron is hot.
     
  5. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up. I'm well inland, but have earthquake insurance for just in case.
     
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  6. Foreverlost

    Foreverlost South of LesbianVille, OR. Active Member

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    If'n I remember, will watch this. Orygun has never been to this rodeo, ain't gonna be pretty. The 50 year resilience plan and a document found during a search for earthquake data on ODOT's web site forecast a bad omen. For years Linda Cook, Lame County's emergency manager, blew off that data. In her yearly bubblegum BS, Lame County might loose only one bridge!

    Any one still left with gray matter between the ears had better prep for at least months. Bottom line, there will be areas never to be rebuilt in our life times.

    Foreverlost,
     
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  7. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    http://www.statesmanjournal.com/sto...lights-oregons-shaky-infrastructure/32558137/

    And those estimates, as quoted in the article, do not include bringing the bridges into earthquake compliance. I think Oregon (and many other states) have been doing a piss poor job at maintaining their own infrastructure, let alone preparing for natural disasters.

    It may be time for several states to suck it up and figure out how to fix our stuff before it breaks, and that won't include the earthquake updates.
     
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  8. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good luck with that. If you can get them to stop spending money on Cadillac health care and PERS retirement plans you might actually be able to put money towards the things it was intended for instead of lining the fiefdoms of the government employees for whom the state is managed, sure as hell is not the peoples needs.
     
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  9. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks for the update on this or I would have missed it.

    Need all the "ammo" I can get to help me convince my wife that I am not some kind of zelot or extremist.

    She lets me do my prepping thing alone but at least doesnt complain.
     
  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I would gander that 'I'm on board with any new structures being built to a higher standard.'
    is exactly what they are looking for.
    Tell the folks how unsafe the region is and get some grants to do a bunch of work that may never be needed
    Sounds like a Democratic and Union plan to me
     
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  11. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Are you suggesting mjbskim that our Leaders are dishonest?:eek:
     
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  12. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    :cool::s0159:
     
  13. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How many millions were wasted on the Columbia River Crossing boondoggle?
    With nothing to show for it.
     
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  14. Foreverlost

    Foreverlost South of LesbianVille, OR. Active Member

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    Took a look for the file from ODOT which was downloaded a while back. Tried to upload the pdf file, but it isn't a permitted type?

    So.....do a google for Oregon Highway Seismic Opinions Report. One should be able to find a 4.4MB file. Download & read. On that document's pages 59-60..............................
    note the time line for major routes to be reopened (YEARS (1-5) in some cases). Do you live in those areas? How do you evacuate, get food, medicine?

    For more viewing enjoyment change the google search.....substitute Hospital for Highway. This deals more coastal issues.

    Talking with two of my elderly neighbors, they are left with ONE day supply of prescribed medicine before it can be refilled. Orygun is not ready, not even close.

    The recent article in the NYTimes about the CSZ brought this disaster into full view. Our stupid leaders could no longer dismiss the quake. Way back in 2005 our beloved Congressman Peter DisfatsEo was questioned about this subject. We received no reply from Peter, he refused to talk about it!

    By the way, watched the flick yesterday evening, gud info!
     
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    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  16. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Missed the show. How did Eugene Springfield's damage/survivability predictions work out?
     
  17. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    I don't know, was it more than this plan and it's stupid song? If at first you don't succeed vote the same, same again, is the Official State motto I guess.
     
  18. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Is this available to download and watch now?
     
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    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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  20. Foreverlost

    Foreverlost South of LesbianVille, OR. Active Member

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    Hello OLDNEWBIE, I believe the show was episode 1, more to follow? Eugene/Springfield might be a good place for our LORD GOD to reinsert the hose and give it a gud flushing. The ACoE flood control dams might be just the ticket. (none built to current standards)

    Living in this area, can't believe my eyes considering how long the CSZ and the when it will happen have been ignored. If anyone has paid attention to the reports (you will have to dig for them) it ain't good for anything on this side of the Cascades.

    I have my plans and the plans don't include hanging around waiting for Salem.

    Foreverlost,