Is Palo Alto prepared to deal with the Big One?
Original post made on Nov 18, 2012
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on Nov 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm
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on Nov 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm
We have actually been told that the Bi One will hit the East Bay Hills, not here.
But Palo Alto is NOT prepared for a quake on the San Andreas Fault, despite the fact that a number of houses here had damage after the 1989 earthquake.
on Nov 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm
We all managed to survive the Loma Prieta earthquake OK. Loosing your electricity is no big deal. If it's off for two or three days you may loose your frozen food.
In the late 1970's I was living in Los Altos Hills when a huge winter storm came through. Our electricity went out for 10 days because a power pole came down on Natoma Road. Power had to be restored in urban areas first, we were considered rural. It was Winter, and I had a baby.
Somehow we managed with a wood burning fire place and Jack-in-box takeouts. But then I lived in Europe through WWII, when we only had electricity for 4 hours a day.