More than 10,000 people could die when — not if — a monster earthquake and tsunami occur just off the Pacific Northwest coast, researchers told Oregon legislators Thursday(3/14/13).
Coastal towns would be inundated. Schools, buildings and bridges would collapse, and economic damage could hit $32 billion. It would make Katrina look like a Sunday afternoon walk in the park.
These findings were published in a chilling new report by the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission, a group of more than 150 volunteer experts.
In 2011, the Legislature authorized the study of what would happen if a quake and tsunami such as the one that devastated Japan hit the Pacific Northwest.
The news is not good…and states like California, Oregon and Washington are still ignoring the need for adequate emergency preparation, spending money instead on high speed bullet train/rail systems that go nowhere(thank you Governor Moonbeam Jerry Brown),the idiocy of a $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing bridge project in Portland(there will be no one to cross the bridge if emergency preparations are not in place to save lives and other infrastructure); and in Washington State the population was more interested in legalizing marijuana than considering life saving emergency preparedness for a Fukashima style earthquake and tsunami.
While these idiotic projects are not as outrageous perhaps as the Boston “Big Dig”, they do reflect a definite movement toward the left/liberal thinking that the population is “bullet proof” and if anything does happen it won’t happen during their lifetime.
Increasingly liberal governments in these three states seem to spend more time thinking about how to legitimize same-sex marriage, teach kindergarden children about the fun of homosexuality or, as we noted above, the business of legitimizing drug use.
Some years ago, I contracted with FEMA to build several mobile water purification and bagging systems for the San Francisco’s eight bay area counties…they worked perfectly but the state was and continues to be bankrupt and looks to further raise taxes simply to keep legislator’s salaries at their current levels…and continue to pad the accounts of various unions across these three states.
People move to Oregon and Washington(from California) thinking to escape the crush of traffic, crime and the lunacy of the liberal governments in this state…but they find in Washington and Oregon the same loons that left California, now establishing similarly stupid programs in these two northwestern states.
The offshore earthquake is coming…the Discovery Channel has provided graphic details of what will happen during and after such a calamity….there will be no food, water, electricity or sanitary facilities…and then what?
Well, it will be just about like a cruise ship which loses power in the Gulf of Mexico where the lights and heating system doesn’t work, toilets don’t work but simply overflow, there is no warm, fresh food or drinking water…
But instead of a just a few hundred people being inconvenienced on a cruise ship for a couple of days, now hundreds of thousands of people will be without basic necessities…while the “California bullet train” is stalled somewhere in an almond orchard near Fresno, the new bridge over the Columbia river collapses and most of the population of Washington state has to survive on marijuana cigarettes…