Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Surviving a Natural Disaster...How About an Earthquake

We discussed the concept of survival. We analyzed a complex camping trip that turned into the loss of two lives. Much of this may seem hypothetical, meaning how does this pertain to me as a student-cadet in Norwalk, CT. We have snow storms, hurricanes, and storm surge flooding; but a tornado or a earthquake in or near Connecticut...come on. Lets take a look at how you would need to survive an earthquake. 

Survival is not just about getting lost in the woods and getting rescued. Sometimes it is about surviving from a natural disaster.  During a natural disaster the first responders and city services will be overwhelmed and may not be able to help you for 2 or 3 days. You need to learn to prepare and in extreme cases solve your own problems as a person, household, neighborhood, and community. 

Lets see how one city dealt with a severe earthquake....                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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