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2018-12-01 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
7.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Alaska in US
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Posted by Fred 2018-12-01 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6466 views ]  Top

Posted by 3dc 2018-12-01 06:07||   2018-12-01 06:07|| Front Page Top

#2 We got electric power back last night at 800 pm, so we had 12 hour outage. Fortunately we have a standby generator. Natural gas lines held up well, though there were several gas leaks in Eagle River that required evacuation.

The one thing that we really got right was to have 25 gallons of fresh water in 5 gal water containers. Wells were shook up by the earthquake so they run reddish at present.

Standby generator kept freezer with moose meat and fish preserved. Also kept kitchen refrigerator and gas boiler running.

We have a well stocked pantry and tubs of long term storage food, along with our wood stove, we’ve done quite well.

We will see how long it takes for stores and gas stations to reopen. Lessons to learn. More later.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2018-12-01 12:09||   2018-12-01 12:09|| Front Page Top

#3 Glad you are doing OK, Alaska Paul. Interesting about the wells.

When I first saw the news, I thought, "Dang! AP must have set down hard!"
Posted by SteveS 2018-12-01 12:29||   2018-12-01 12:29|| Front Page Top

#4 Sounds like you've got a plan AP. Hat tip to you.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-12-01 13:06||   2018-12-01 13:06|| Front Page Top

#5 Alaska Paul: What kind of generator are you using? What's best source for long-term storage food?
Posted by JohnQC 2018-12-01 15:12||   2018-12-01 15:12|| Front Page Top

#6 What's best source for long-term storage food?

Eat it now, the carrot cake first. No one can be sure about tomorrow.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-12-01 15:15||   2018-12-01 15:15|| Front Page Top

#7 Since AP is not here... I was discussing the generators with him yesterday. His good one was at his cabin (hence useless) so he had two little Honda ones. His son was building him a fancy diesel big enough to power everything but is busy doing earthquake stuff so the rebuild isn't complete. (He found a nice size one with a blown head-gasket dirt cheap and is rebuilding and updating so it can be instant on. I heard some mumbling about it being 5600 Watts before they started work on it. I didn't catch if that was expected to go up or down.)
Posted by 3dc 2018-12-01 17:16||   2018-12-01 17:16|| Front Page Top

#8 Discussion with him today, he only needed about 8 hrs of generator so with one run for 5 gals more of gas he was all right. I pointed out that all his autos were diesel so gas meant he couldn't use them for fuel if the gas stations could not pump. He said that's why he was switching to a diesel gen as he felt much safer with a diesel tank on the property that anything could use. His natural gas was not interrupted in the quake but it could have been.
Posted by 3dc 2018-12-01 17:21||   2018-12-01 17:21|| Front Page Top

#9 I live in the Chicago burbs but have a gasoline gen for emergencies. I've run into gas stations not being able to pump in a emergency and noted natural gas in my area has only had a disruption once in about 35 years. So for the Chicago burbs I consider an auto on natural gas gen to be the most logical backup power with the addition of one bank of solar just for sump pumps.
Posted by 3dc 2018-12-01 17:25||   2018-12-01 17:25|| Front Page Top

#10 Fire from broken gas mains is the biggest killer in quakes, historically
Posted by Frank G 2018-12-01 20:19||   2018-12-01 20:19|| Front Page Top

#11 Our Anchorage collaborator told us that despite some injuries nobody knew of fatalities. Some other university folks she knows were able to remotely log into their desktop computers, so though the uni's closed till Monday (at least) they think the damage there isn't severe.
Posted by james  2018-12-01 20:23||  2018-12-01 20:23|| Front Page Top

#12 Our prayers are with you Paul. Keep you and your's warm and safe brother.
Posted by Woodrow 2018-12-01 22:33||   2018-12-01 22:33|| Front Page Top

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