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#158457 - 12/15/08 04:57 AM Re: What about your neighbor? [Re: comms]
Desperado Offline

Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
I know when my crews from a previous life were up that way installing cell sites WA and OR were as strict or more strict than CA. (Seismic Code Wise)

One other thing to consider with Mt. Rainer is LAHAR.

Look it up, it is worse than initial eruption damage and your stomping grounds are in what I call the "Downrange Impact Area"

Edited by Desperado (12/15/08 04:58 AM)
I do the things that I must, and really regret, are unfortunately necessary.


#158470 - 12/15/08 01:58 PM Re: What about your neighbor? [Re: Desperado]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
I lived and played in the shadow of Mt. Rainier during most of my childhood. It is going to be no different than living around the caldera in Wyoming, or along the California coast, or the Alaskan Coast, or the Mississipi. There are darned few geographical locations in North America that aren't setup with some sort of inherent risk. You rolls the dice, you takes your chances.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

#158471 - 12/15/08 02:02 PM Re: What about your neighbor? [Re: benjammin]
Desperado Offline

Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
Agreed. We recently had a 3.5 or so earthquake here in Dallas. At least they say we did, I slept thru it I guess. I will say it was something I had never considered here. Just mother nature keeping us on our toes.
I do the things that I must, and really regret, are unfortunately necessary.


#160594 - 12/30/08 10:51 PM Re: What about your neighbor? [Re: Desperado]
gonewiththewind Offline

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1517
I came in late on this thread.

It is a good, and appropriate, moral dilemma for this group. You do not know what you will do until you face the situation. If you do not think through it, you may end up doing something totally wrong based on bad data.

Having served in some humanitarian aid situations where the people sere REALLY starving, the ones who survived were the ones with a strong sense of community, with leadership which pulled them together and made them work together to ensure that everyone was taken care of. The ones who were only looking out for themselves, or even just their family, did not improve their situation in spite of tons of food aid. Once the aid and security went away, they reverted to tearing each other apart.

I do not know what I would do other than ensure that my family survived. There are so many variables and too many different types of situations to say definitely what I would do. I have made hard decisions before, but I can't predict the future.

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