Podcast #131 Getting Ready for The Big One

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The last significant earthquake here was in 1994. That one killed 33 people immediately. More than 8700 people were injured.  Three weeks ago we had an earthquake. I was home and just felt one jolt.

Two nights ago we also had a minor earthquake.  The house shook for about twenty seconds. The 1994 earthquake was 900 times stronger.

Today we checked our emergency supplies. Here is the result of that analysis.

We have enough food and water for three days. Most of the food doesn’t require cooking. It is either canned or dry.

We have money in the car. In the trunk we have a medical kit. We also have warm jackets and shoes.

In the house we have a bag that contains a portable radio, medical supplies, and little packets of water. We will add some health bars.

We reviewed how to turn off the gas, as well as the electricity and water.

Our house is a single storey. It is made of wood. It probably won’t come crashing down.

We have an earthquake insurance policy.  It covers damage greater than $25,000.

I think we are ready for The Big One. I hope we’re on vacation when it comes.

 

The last significant  earthquake here was in 1994.

The last major quake here occurred in 1994.

That one killed 33 people immediately.

Thirty-three people were killed immediately.

More than 8700 (eight thousand seven hundred) people were injured.

More than 8700 (eighty-seven hundred) suffered injuries.

Three weeks ago we had an earthquake.

We got hit by an earthquake three weeks ago.

I was home….

…and felt just felt one jolt.

I was at home…

and felt one sharp movement.

Two nights ago we also had a minor earthquake.

We also had a minor temblor two nights ago.

The house shook for about twenty seconds.

The house was shaking for about twenty  seconds.

The 1994 earthquake was 900 times stronger.

The 1994 quake was 900 times as strong.

Today we checked our emergency supplies.

Today we went over our emergency supplies.

Here is the result of that analysis.

Here is the outcome of that analysis.

We have enough food and water for three days.

There’s three days of food and water.

Most of the food doesn’t require cooking.

The food mostly doesn’t have to be cooked.

It is either canned or dry.

It’s either in cans or in dry form.

We have money in the car.

We’ve got money stashed in the car.

In the trunk we have a medical kit.

There’s a medical kit in the trunk.

We also have warm jackets and shoes.

There are also warm jackets and shoes.

In the house we have a bag that contains

a portable radio,

medical supplies,

and little packets of water.

We will add some health bars.

We’ll throw in some health bars.

Our house is a single storey.

Ours is a single-storey house.

It is made of wood.

It’s constructed of wood.

It probably won’t come crashing down.

It most likely won’t simply collapse.

We have an earthquake insurance policy.

We have insurance coverage for earthquakes.

It covers damage greater than $25,000.

It pays for damage over $25,000.

I think we are ready for The Big One.

I think we’re prepared for The Big One.

I hope we’re on vacation when it comes.

I hope we’re away on a trip when it hits.

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