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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dangers of the Alaska Way Viaduct

This last week a release of information was obtained, to be able to make public the video of the potential dangers of the Alaska Way Viaduct, and it's projected earthquake failure, should another earthquake of the 7.0 magnitude occur closer to Seattle.

To view this video go to: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1509319618?bctid=46395517001 or read the article in the Seattle Times and watch the video from there: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010140232_webviaduct26m.html

Some call this video scaremongering. I call engineers expectations of what will likely take place as possibly prophetic based on solid factual information. Am I scared? Yes I am and I look at Seattle differently now after seeing the projected possible damage that could occur, based on facts that are irrefutable.

If watching this video does not make you squeamish for traveling this highway, nothing else will likely do so either. If you live and work in Seattle, just make sure you have extra gear in your vehicle. Especially it will be important to have a 72 to 120 hour survival kit in your vehicle and at your home and at your place of employment. Survival is the key to not being afraid. "If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear"

As for me and my family, I will not be using the Alaska Way Viaduct any more. Heck, after seeing this video, I am also worried about the Pikes Place Market and other restaurants and businesses along the Alaska Way Viaduct.

We are only waiting out the clock for when (not if), the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake of 9 to 9.5 hits off the West coast of Washington, Oregon and Northern California. (For more information, read prior postings on the Cascadia Subduction Zone.)

We also need to be concerned about the newly discovered fault lines that are under Seattle that may make Seattle especially prone to major tremor damage.

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