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    I wan some new ideas about technology used for rescuing people during catastrophe. . .


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    It depends on the catastrophe.


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    Flood, wildfire, landslide, earthquake, tornado, hurricane, tsunami. There's some overlap in some of these in what needs to be done, but you need to be a bit more specific.
    "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill
    "nature is like a game of Jenga; you never know which brick you pull out will cause the whole stack to collapse" Lucy Cooke
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    solar flare disabling power grid during northern winter = millions dead
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
    solar flare disabling power grid during northern winter = millions dead
    Interesting thought! The Feds have developed "hardened" electronics capable of withstanding many thousands of times the gamma intensity which destroys conventional electronics. Bet it extends to power, too! Ya don't think the lights in the Feds' hideaway will go out, do ya? joc
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    no
    (I worked in one of those-R----diesel generators and enough fuel for 5 years)

    damned comfortable
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    educating them about what to do in a catastrophy....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mopri View Post
    I wan some new ideas about technology used for rescuing people during catastrophe. . .
    The technology is far less important than the 3-Ps.

    Planning
    Preparation
    Practice
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    Ten years ago our Irish government issued every household in our country Iodine tablets, should the Sellafield nuclear plant go into complete and utter melt down. Might as well paint myself white and hide under a table with sandbags for all the good that will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapples View Post
    Ten years ago our Irish government issued every household in our country Iodine tablets, should the Sellafield nuclear plant go into complete and utter melt down. Might as well paint myself white and hide under a table with sandbags for all the good that will do.
    ?? Iodine tablets do work quite well to protect against uptake of radioactive isotopes of iodine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jocular View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
    solar flare disabling power grid during northern winter = millions dead
    Interesting thought! The Feds have developed "hardened" electronics capable of withstanding many thousands of times the gamma intensity which destroys conventional electronics. Bet it extends to power, too! Ya don't think the lights in the Feds' hideaway will go out, do ya? joc
    Most of the components of your typical solar power system will survive. The inverter is the thing that will blow out in a really massive flare - but the power will still be available for clever homeowners to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billvon View Post
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    Ten years ago our Irish government issued every household in our country Iodine tablets, should the Sellafield nuclear plant go into complete and utter melt down. Might as well paint myself white and hide under a table with sandbags for all the good that will do.
    ?? Iodine tablets do work quite well to protect against uptake of radioactive isotopes of iodine.
    Probably expired now though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mopri View Post
    I wan some new ideas about technology used for rescuing people during catastrophe. . .
    The technology is far less important than the 3-Ps.

    Planning
    Preparation
    Practice
    exactly ..*S* education
    always have water in the house, even if not expecting.....and have an escape plan.....and know what it is...practice (as in physical) would only apply in my head, if you don't live alone most of the time...which I do.
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    practice (as in physical) would only apply in my head, if you don't live alone most of the time
    Depends on the threat. If you lived in a bushfire area, you'd organise your photos and your legal documents and maybe a few thumb drives into a single location for easy access and removal when the fire danger alert gets to a certain threat level. And you'd make sure you had all the tennis balls/other stuff you needed for blocking your gutters even if you never got to the point of throwing them up there then filling the gutters before you leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    practice (as in physical) would only apply in my head, if you don't live alone most of the time
    Depends on the threat. If you lived in a bushfire area, you'd organise your photos and your legal documents and maybe a few thumb drives into a single location for easy access and removal when the fire danger alert gets to a certain threat level. And you'd make sure you had all the tennis balls/other stuff you needed for blocking your gutters even if you never got to the point of throwing them up there then filling the gutters before you leave.
    I live in active volcano, tsunami, and earthquake areas! *L*....and have all my life. I really don't worry about it. I know the drills. Just being alone can be scary....I'm not OLD but I am not 40 either.....
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