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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Earthquakes still continue in Yellowstone

I spoke to my mother this morning and she still has not put together a 72 hour kit!! HELLO MY FAMILY MEMBERS IN POCATELLO IDAHO!!! Yes, that means Mom, Cindy and Kelly, Tracy and Brian, Zoey and Brandon, Richard and Rhonda, Lyle and all my friends who are reading my blog.

This is not a DRILL!!! There are earthquakes still going on all week in Yellowstone Park. What are you waiting for?? Are you getting your 72 hour kit together? Are you getting ready if something happens? I blog this more for you because you are much closer then I am.
Here is a basic list - there are lots of lists out there. Find what works best for you and what you have on hand and get something together today! I have listed a quick 72 hour kit below the news article.

Here is the article from Friday 2, 2009: Nope, the earthquakes are still going on!!!!

Earthquake swarm in Yellowstone continues unabated
05:25 PM MST on Friday, January 2, 2009 by the Associated Press

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. -- More earthquakes are rattling Yellowstone National Park.

The small earthquakes that began in the park a week ago continue. They include three more earthquakes Friday that measured stronger than magnitude 3.0.

A quake of magnitude 3.5 happened at 11:30 a.m., followed by quakes measuring 3.2 and 3.1 at 12:40 p.m. and 1:15 p.m., according to the University of Utah Seismic Stations.

Several hundred quakes centered under the north end of Yellowstone Lake have now occurred since last Friday. The strongest so far was a magnitude 3.9 quake last Saturday.

A quake of magnitude 4.0 is able to cause damage. No damage is reported yet and few people are around to feel the quakes because the middle of the park is accessible only by snowmobile this time of year.

Earthquake swarms happen fairly often in Yellowstone. The most notable swarm on record happened over three months in 1985. Those quakes were centered outside West Yellowstone, Mont.

Items to collect now for your emergency kit: Just find things in your house today and worry about other things later. Get your kit filled TODAY!!

backpack or rolling suitcase
change of clothes
scriptures
flashlight
radio
batteries if needed
water - 3 gallons is recommended per person
$100 in cash - small currency $1, $5, $10 some quarters too. (Thanks Tigersue)
ax & shovel
pocket knife
small sewing kit/safety pines
food for 3 days - like soups, granola bars, beef jerky, hot chocolate packages, instant oatmeal, crackers, trail mix, candy bar, toilet paper, feminine needs.
hand warmer
blanket
toothbrush and paste
deodorant
comb/brush
shaving cream/razors
wet wipes
soap, shampoo
mosquito repellent
work gloves
mess kit or disposable plates/cups/bowls/utensils
candles, matches
aluminum foil
disinfectant
garbage bags
bucket
extra keys to home/car
simple first aid kit
whistle
dust mask
photo's of family members
personal documents - copies
phone numbers
medications
games / stress relief items
note pad/pencil
sun screen
glasses/sun glasses

This is a quick list - add any other item you can think of. Most items can be found right now in your home. Get them put together today... !!!! I love you and want you safe and prepared. Do it for me and your family!

3 comments:

Cherie said...

It is kind of scary all the earthquake action in Yellowstone. It is still a volcanic area and they say a big earthquake could happen there. Yikes. Kind of reminds me of some of the movies that have been out - I hope it simmers down!

Zoey said...

Just read your post. Now you have to go to my blog so that you can read that we are starting to get prepared!!!

Tigersue said...

I would mention that that 100 in cash should be in as small of currency as able to acquire.

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