Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lessons Of Sandy

The what is more important than the where.
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Notice in this picture what is standing and what is not standing. Don't build your structure with wood. Wood sucks.
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Consider where stormwater will flow before you set up a US Aid tent. If you can't build on high ground, then at least pitch your tent over a boat.
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If you're going to build next to a river, don't cry when this happens.

Posted by Dave

3 comments:

  1. Dave I think it depends on which natural disaster your area is prone to. Flooding,tornadoes,etc Concrete for sure.Earthquakes wood may actually be an advantage. In pics of various earthquakes i see stick built still standing sorta of,while concrete and block dropped I assume due to rigidity? Thoughts?

    China
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  2. Hi China,

    Blogger didn't let me know you had commented. I just now saw your comment.

    Whenever you see concrete or block break up in an earthquake, it's because they didn't use rebar. Earthquakes are rare and unpredictable, but wind and fire are a certain danger. Most of the damage from the turn-of-the-century San Francisco quake was from fire. Almost all the damage from the Haiti quake was wood-framed structures, collapsing like cheap tacos.

    Humans are funny. They'll build a house where they ought'nt just because it's a pretty view. And if that's what they want to do, then that's cool, BUT, people should take responsibility for their shelters, and not expect the fire department or the government to rescue them from their poor decisions.

    Dave

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  3. Yep I have seen pics of 10 million dollars homes sitting on hill sides that have had slides before! Gee Sparky you are so special what the rock and mud trees are going to flow around yours? Uh yeah me ana Mrs just gonna rebuild again. Dumbass's Again? as in ya been wiped out once before? God takes care of drunks and idiots! Thanks for your thoughts Bro!

    China
    III

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