Don't be scared, be prepared!
August 19, 2017 12:41am CST
Prepared for what, you may ask? Well, for whatever may come your way. In the case of living in Japan or anywhere on the Ring of Fire (New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Alaska, West Coast of North, Central and South America) that means being prepared for earthquakes, among other things. Today there was a big (magnitude 6.4) and deep (539 km deep) earthquake in Fiji. Of course if it is that deep nobody feels it, but it can cause larger quakes nearer the surface where they can be pretty scary! So, I am prepared as always. I know where to go (under a sturdy desk, or in my doorway); I have bottled water for at least three days (probably more if it is just me; if family is here I have enough for them too) and food in the pantry. Emergency food is just food that I would eat anyway but is ok to eat without heating and cooking. I use my emergency food for "emergency" times when I don't want to run to the store, too! How are you prepared for whatever in your area? Anyway, if you live in the Ring of Fire, you might want to take a look at this video from earthquake expert M. Janitch (Dutchsinse). He's fun to listen to, as well. Enjoy and don't be scared, be prepared!
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@LadyDuck Yes, he forecast those last year. One of his viewers was on BBC after the October quake in Italy and said they had warned their mayor and the whole town. People slept in their cars or near a door and there were no injuries because someone took his forecast seriously.
I have some bottled water always. And other things to eat. And one thing I learned in the last big earthquake we had (3 days with no electricity here) isthat if you don´t open much the refrigerator but THINK before you open it, things can stay frozen for at least those 3 days.
I grew up in tornado country and all those emergency supplies were in the basement, of course! We don't have basements in Japan, which I found very odd when I first came here. The groundwater is just too close to the surface for us to have basements (except huge concrete buildings and subways). Even in my school's basement, we had water coming up through the concrete.