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Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday August 17, 2007

A Week Without Your Bathroom?  

The more conservative of the disaster preparedness experts tell us to be prepared to be without running water, electricity, gas, roads, fire protection, and, yes, sewer service for a week (think Katrina). 

People around Northern California who are prepared (alas, very few of us!) have thought through most of the above, with the exception of the lack of workable toilets.  


Not a fun topic, but extremely important, wouldn’t you say? We will discuss how to address this issue in future QuakeTips, but a word to those who want to be prepared: you might want to think about this. 

Here’s to making your home secure and your family safe. 



Larry Guillot is owner of QuakePrepare, an earthquake consulting, securing, and kit supply service. Call him at 558-3299, or visit www.quakeprepare.com.