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Natural Disasters, et al

Original post made by Paul Losch, Community Center, on Feb 9, 2013

Stuff happens. I am thinking about this as the Northeastern US is getting pummeled by a major snow storm. I am safely ensconced here in the SF Bay Area, and I have been party to a number of things over the years. Some experiences:

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Posted by Prevention
a resident of Portola Valley
on Feb 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm

> The results are at best mixed.

Mostly due to the current corporate climate, in my opinion. The utilities no longer spend as much money on prevention, such as under-grounding lines or maintaining trees the way they used to. They have also cut back on crews, depending on pulling crews from other parts of the country for big events.

I think we should demand of the utilities, in exchange for their monopolies, better preventative efforts.