Living With a Mean Mother

Living With a Mean Mother

     On Good Friday, 1964, at 5:36 pm, Mother Nature dealt out a Richter 9.1 earthquake centered north of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.  It leveled the port town of Whittier ten miles east of the epicenter, and dropped 3rd and 4th streets 30 feet in Anchorage 70 miles to the west.  With a force equal to 1,000 Hiroshima bombs the quake went on for 4 minutes and left 90% of all Alaskans without power, water, sewer, and supplies.  Fortunately, airport runways did not buckle, and the first relief began to arrive by air after 48 hours.

     Alaskans love Mother Nature and live to get lost in her beauty.  Her entire southern coast line is part of the Ring of Fire, a distance of more than 3,500 miles.  If you cut Alaska in half, Texas would still be the third largest state in the Union.  This is to say that Alaska has 90% of all seismic activity in North America and is furthest from outside help.  That is why Alaskans respect the problems that tremors, temperatures and distance can pose, and everyone prepares their homes for Mother Nature’s worst moods. 

     If Mother Nature gets mad and you are prepared, you need never have to go to bed without your supper.

     For more information contact  (your emergency preparedness specialist).


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