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Old 10-25-2016, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default Washington state so 'unprepared' for megaquake that survivors could be left stranded for up to a MONTH before rescue

when 'The Big One' hits

Washington state's June megaquake drill uncovered flaws in official plans
They include communications failures and a lack of manpower
Red tape also stops the governor from calling in out-of-state medical help
Lack of money has left some counties with just one disaster official
Officials say residents should get enough supplies for at least two weeks
Those in outlying areas could be left stranded for up to a month


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...cials-say.html


Troubles: The National Guard (pictured) assisted in June's
'Cascadia Rising' drill to prepare for a Washington state
megaquake. The drill uncovered huge issues with official plans
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Being a coastal state, would it not make more sense to plan post-quake evac and supplies from the coast? I understand the effects of a tsunami, but if there were coastal "evac/resupply" locations set in planning, and widely advertised to the public, could it work?

The Army Corp if Engineers can do portable bridges, right? Could they do portable docking stations, at pre-designated locations?
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I suppose it would depend on whether they thought they could determine if the potential docking location was going to rise or fall in altitude?

From what I've read about those faults there is evidence to indicate coastal land has fallen as much as twenty five feet in past earthquakes.

I can definitely see the need for amphibious vehicles that can cross water, but not need docks or piers.
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We face the same problem on the same event. Getting to Vancouver and BC's lower mainland area would likely be impossible based on current (and few) roads from the east. Further complicated by the only airbase west of The Rockies (Chilliwack, in the Fraser Valley, about 45 min. drive east of Van) having been closed 15 or 20 years ago. At least you can make attempts to get to Oregon and Washington from the populated and highwayed south.
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