Focus of annual Quakeville shifts to Cubberley
Original post made on Sep 9, 2012
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on Sep 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm
I think it's a wonderful idea Palo Alto residents will have an opportunity to experience a disaster shelter before a real emergency. For children, the first time in a shelter can be a terrifying experience - it is noisy, cramped, unfamiliar and, well, you're esentially breathing on strangers. Getting a chance to experience before hand what it is like will help relieve some of the children's (and parents) anxiety and hopefully encourage Palo Alto residents to consider their personal preparedness.
on Sep 10, 2012 at 7:33 am
What a massive waste of time. The idea that hundreds, or thousands, of homes here in Palo Alto are going to collapse is nuts. We went through a 7.9M (Magnitude) earthquake in '89, and how many homes collapsed?
This model suggests that homes are going to collapse all over the bay area, so that there would be no place for people to go. Well, if that is the case, then it stands to reason that most of the region's infrastructure would also collapse. Electricity, gasoline, food and virtually all social services. How long do the unqualified PAN "leaders" believe that they are going to operate this "shelter" without fundamentals--like water and food?
If there were ever such a catastrophe--people would flee to places where the social network was still functioning.
The people pushing this idea have no realistic exposure to real-world disasters, or even common sense.
on Sep 10, 2012 at 8:26 am
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Posted by Annette, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Sep 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm
Kudos to Sue Dremann for bringing Quakeville 2012 to life with her wonderful writing. It is shaping up to be a wonderful event.
I want to give credit where credit is due. I am not the co-chair of Quakeville...It is Lydia Kou who is the guiding light and visionary for the effort. I am just a member of the planning team.
I invite you to join us - watch experience and learn what life might be like after a disaster.