Saturday, September 24, 2005

Living dangerously

(SF Chronicle today) "Fewer than 15 percent of California homeowners currently pay to protect their properties against earthquakes. That is about half the number who had earthquake coverage in 1995, the year after the magnitude-6.7 Northridge earthquake, which with $40 billion in losses was the nation's costliest natural disaster before Katrina."

People complain the coverage is too expensive at the same time many of those folks think nothing of taking expensive vacations, gambling, etc.

Mild tremor last night. Seemed like a 3-4 to me. Earlier in the day bought a butane camp stove and additional lanterns to add to my earthquake preparedness supplies. Katrina's lesson is the government won't be there immediately after the "big one".

Got to be able to take care of myself either at home, or as a refugeee, for at least five days.

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