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#302326 - 03/04/24 02:44 PM New Madrid Seismic Zone
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2961
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
I have been aware of the possibility of a devastating New Madrid earthquake for several years. However, this recently discovered video discussing the topic has given me a much clearer understanding of the potential destruction it could cause.

Although the likelihood of feeling the earthquake's impact here in East Texas is low, I am deeply concerned about the aftermath it could bring. The distribution of goods, for example, would inevitably be disrupted, and a significant portion of the country's resources would have to be redirected towards disaster relief efforts in the affected region.

https://youtu.be/e8z2-uR23kU?si=qkhuwS-tjCvqkvDb

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302399 - 05/16/24 08:10 PM Re: New Madrid Seismic Zone [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2961
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
I'm following up on the previous message. I'm concerned about the potential impact of an earthquake along the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Please provide detailed information on the measures and precautions I should take before an earthquake and the steps I should follow in the aftermath of such an event.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302400 - 05/17/24 01:07 AM Re: New Madrid Seismic Zone [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3828
Loc: USA
Earthquake is the threat, not the problem. Like snowstorms, tornados, hurricanes, wildfires, and so on, the threat helps you understand the potential problems.

Off the top of my head:

  • First responders saturated
  • Utilities down
  • Definitive medical care saturated
  • Damage to your home
  • Neighbors needing help
  • Local security issues


If you’re ready to solve the problems that are likely to come up, the source of the problem becomes less of a preparedness issue, IMO.

Where I live, I’ve put some effort into being ready to solve all of those problems for myself, my family, and in a limited fashion my neighborhood, for a reasonable period of time. “Bug in” is our default unless our house has been significantly damaged or the outages go beyond our capacity to handle them.

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#302401 - 05/17/24 12:29 PM Re: New Madrid Seismic Zone [Re: chaosmagnet]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2961
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
Although I understand and appreciate your concerns, I have made a great effort to prepare for the potential issues you've mentioned. Despite this preparation, there are still some areas where I feel uncertain.

Jeanette Isabelle
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I'm not sure whose twisted idea it was to put hundreds of adolescents in underfunded schools run by people whose dreams were crushed years ago, but I admire the sadism. -- Wednesday Adams, Wednesday

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#302402 - 05/17/24 01:04 PM Re: New Madrid Seismic Zone [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3828
Loc: USA
Not to make light of anything, be ready to go camping.

If you’re able to avoid entrapment and significant injury during the event, your next biggest problem could be accessing your supplies. For myself, I haven’t come up with a full solution for that; I have other priorities.

In what areas are you feeling uncertain?

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#302403 - 05/17/24 03:49 PM Re: New Madrid Seismic Zone [Re: chaosmagnet]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2961
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
I understand the importance of being prepared. In an emergency, the first responders and medical care providers may be inundated with requests for help. We may also experience utility disruptions, and our neighbors will likely require assistance. Additionally, we should be mindful of potential security issues that could arise.
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