Quake Hits, Power Is Gone, Hello Solar
After a major quake, we have no power. Here are three lights that will be helpful (not intended to be comprehensive!):
Nightlight with emergency light when power fails:
They are currently out of stock, but it’s worth waiting for (recommended by my friend and preparedness guru Matt Springer, who suggests putting a piece of masking tape over the nightlight if it’s too bright for you). $10
4 hours full bright, 8 hours less bright. Use solar charge or USB port:
http://tinyurl.com/Rechargeable-LED-Outdoor-Solar $17 on Amazon.
Solar + battery flashlights:
Package of 2, $17, from Amazon:
We’ve now installed over 2,050 automatic gas shut-off valves in the last 10 years! If you already have yours, get your neighborhood organized. The more homes that have them, the safer everyone is.
A Breakthrough in EQ Preparedness !
Most natural disasters can be prepared for:
- Hurricanes – meteorologists usually predict landfall point a day or two ahead
- Tornados – if it’s daylight, you see them coming
- Volcanoes – the experts usually know they’re about to erupt
- Flooding – not so easy, but heavy rainfall is pretty indicative
And now for the earthquake advance warning:
“There’s going to be a major earthquake. Do something about it.”
We have past the 2,100 mark of automatic gas shut-off valves installed in the SF bay area. These valves are basic, cheap insurance against fire, one of the major destroyers associated with big earthquakes. You probably have one – encourage your neighbors, friends, family, and colleagues to do the same!
Our standard valve price varies from $245 – $295, depending upon location (East Bay area is $245). QuakePrepare.com/quakevalves
Larry Guillot QuakePrepare.com