[LMB] Betan Earthquake preparedness

mmjustus at mmjustus.com mmjustus at mmjustus.com
Fri Apr 22 19:10:41 BST 2016

> That's a circular problem people often back themselves into. It
[whatever IT is] doesn't happen, so they don't prep for it, so when it
does happen, they can't cope. As someone in Houston told NPR a few years
ago, after what Iowa would regard as a minor snowstorm paralyzed the
city, "When the biggest piece of snow removal equipment in town is at
Toys R Us, there's not much you can do!"

It's hard to justify spending millions on snow-removal equipment in places 
where it snows maybe once every two or three years at most, too.

Here near Seattle, people have been known to simply climb out of their cars 
and leave them *on the freeway.*

And after a Seahawks game when it snowed once, some people didn't get home 
till the next morning.


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