[LMB] Betan Earthquake preparedness

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Wed Apr 20 07:02:39 BST 2016

I have a strong sense of self-preservation when it comes to housing searches. Lots of areas I won't consider, and am fortunate to have that choice. I don't build mansions on cliffs or on hillsides with stilts, either. I want the safest house I can manage.


On Apr 19, 2016, at 09:00 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:

You don't have to go that far. Here in Iowa, a lot of the damage from the
1993 and 2008 flood disasters came from idiots building on what were
clearly marked on maps as "flood plains," because there hadn't been any
floods in recent memory, and they were _so_ inviting and _so_ well-situated.

Or when my brother and I were driving along the Florida Atlantic coast, we
were commenting about the common sense of people who build
expensive-looking beach houses on barrier islands...and then when the
hurricanes destroy them, go howling for help.

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