I would figure in that expense with the mortgage, but that's just Me.
As far as shakers go, having a concrete box in the middle of the house
for shelter would be a trap IMO. Getting outside and away from the
street lighting and transformer boxes would be My move.
I've been scared with close calls several times. I get in the bedroom
closet and bring the dog in there with me along with some flashlights,
my phone, and anything else I might think I need at the time.
Last spring I came home and there was a combination of super cells that
were converging on the city coming from 3 different directions. Down
town got hit with gustnado's, and one small tornado, and I was tracking
it all via 2 tv stations weather reports. Things seemed to be calming
down and I got up and looked out my back window and saw the clouds
moving away from me North pretty fast. OK ... all is well, I thought. A
few minutes later I went back and looked again and the clouds had
reversed direction and were coming straight at me going south and
spinning counter clockwise over the house. At first I thought "how
beautiful", and then I thought "OH CRAP! This CAN'T be good!!" and
headed straight for the closet with the dog. We were hit with heavy
hail about 10 seconds after I got in the closet, but no tornado. Later
I found out that what I was seeing was those 3 different super cells
converging on each other and the clouds were spinning like crazy because
Or the bigger one in 1972 (Sylmar), which provided a set for
an episode of Mission Impossible (the hold VA hospital that
collapsed). There was also 1987 (Wittier Narrows, my first).
Or long beach in the 30's.
Someday CA is going to crack off from the rest of the U.S. and will then
become a country of their own. That's why they already have their own
political system which greatly varies from that of the rest of the U.S.
I always wondered why so many products say something like "this faucet
does not comply with California building codes because it contains
lead". That tells me that either anyone living in the other 49 states
are immune to the effects of lead, or else those in CA have weaaker
Once CA cracks off from the rest of the U.S. will they still be part of
the U.S. government, or will they become a separate nation, with it's
own president and laws?
This may sound far fetched, but it's not as crazy as it appears. Look at
the southern (or south American) part of CA that extends down into the
ocean. (I cant remember the name of that). It's obvious that piece of
land was once attached to the main body of South America, and broke off
somewhere in history, probably thousands of years ago.
Because of the placement of the plates (fault line) on the West coast,
it's not as crazy as it may seem, that eventually CA will break away
from the rest of the U.S. However, if you who live there think you'll
soon be free of Washington DC and it's politics, dont count on it. I
doubt any of this will occur in our lifetimes. But there will still
continue to be small and sometimes larger quakes along that fault line.
No matter where we live, there will always be the possibility of
disasters on Earth. If it's not earthquakes, it's tornados, hurricanes,
floods, and so on. And if the Earth itself dont do enough damage, it
appears that there will always be wars and man-made disasters because
people cant get along with each other.
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