Monday, July 13, 2015

Disaster plan Lahar flow, (staying put)

The area where we live has the potential for natural disasters. One is that volcano in our backyard, the majestic Mount Ranier. The odds of it erupting without advance notice are near zero, but it has caused mudslides, (Lahar flows), similar to what happened in Oso. These have happened enough times that one must consider that threat. We are not in a flow path, but all evacuation paths out are. So, one part of the plan has to consider staying put. The basic essentials would be food and water.

Need to purchase:

  • Replace shed by Joe Cheff's house. Top priority. Same footprint, but taller.
  • Wrecking bar
  • Additional food and lifestraws. The food should be well chosen so we are willing to eat it. We can get water from the lake and purify it.
  • Additional shed for food and water storage, it can go on the concrete pad the previous owners poured for a hot tub. Would it be possible to buy one of these plastic sheds and make it look nice? Consider a propane powered refrigerator. If we are feeling wealthy, consider removing the blocks and replace with a poured wall.

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