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#296959 - 09/12/20 06:58 PM Insufficient Warning Systems
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7348
Loc: southern Cal

The front page lead article in today's LA Times is sobering reading. Power outages combined with isolation, complacency, and social attitudes yield a very bad outcome...

Worth a thoughtful read...
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#296960 - 09/12/20 07:27 PM Re: Insufficient Warning Systems [Re: hikermor]
AKSAR Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 1198
Loc: Alaska
Good article!
"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more."
-Dorothy, in The Wizard of Oz

#296962 - 09/12/20 08:52 PM Re: Insufficient Warning Systems [Re: hikermor]
Herman30 Offline

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 371
Loc: Finland
Can I get a summary, please? The article is not allowed to be read in Europe.

While most of our pages are available in a version of latimes.com created for European Union users, some are currently unavailable. We are engaged on the issue and committed to identifying technical compliance solutions to this problem. Thanks for your interest in the Los Angeles Times.

Edited by Herman30 (09/12/20 08:53 PM)

#296964 - 09/12/20 10:15 PM Re: Insufficient Warning Systems [Re: hikermor]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7348
Loc: southern Cal
Basically warning systems were activated late aand did not reach the intended population, many of whom were quite isolated. Some distrusted government authority and did not leeave. As the fire advancd, pushed by strong winds, cell towers went down, further scrambling the situation. Incompleete evacuation maps did not help.

I reported here my quick evacuation from a wildfire about three years ago at one in the morning. When in doubt, leave early and avoid the rush. Heed official notifications.

What kind of a lousy system prevents the exchange of information across international boundaries? This is retarded....
Geezer in Chief

#296965 - 09/12/20 10:58 PM Re: Insufficient Warning Systems [Re: hikermor]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2918
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Those are hair-raising accounts. It's surprising the warning systems aren't more robust.

(Herman30, a browser VPN plugin will get you past international barriers. I have had good luck with TunnelBear. They have a free option to promote their paid service. https://www.tunnelbear.com/apps/browser )

#296966 - 09/12/20 11:02 PM Re: Insufficient Warning Systems [Re: hikermor]
Ren Offline

Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 260
Loc: Wales, UK

Is this the article?


Readable for us non US folk.

#296971 - 09/13/20 02:20 AM Re: Insufficient Warning Systems [Re: hikermor]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7348
Loc: southern Cal
Different headline, but essentially the same story...How weird!!
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