Reply: 7 Things I learned from Hurricane Erma

Fernando

I have been reading your blog for about 3 years now and I thank you very much for your efforts.

I live have lived in Miami and Fort Lauderdale Florida my entire life and I have a lot of family in the Tampa area that have been there for at least 20 years.

There are 2 things that are simply wrong in the post that I wanted to comment on, but my comment doesn’t display, so I thought I would email them to you.

1) There hasn’t been an earthquake in the Tampa/Pinellas County, FL area since 1931 and likely never. I think the 1931 number I find when I search on the internet is simply when they started writing this stuff down for Florida. We simply don’t get earthquakes in Florida. So that part of the post is wrong.

2) This is the more serious point that I hope you relay on your blog. The myth of cracking windows open during a hurricane/tornado is dead wrong. This myth has been debunked and is simply dangerous. You can find the research that Texas Tech did in 1977 easily on the internet about this myth.

The second item is the only reason I am writing you. I just don’t want people thinking that this is something you should do in a hurricane as the poster is dead wrong on it and it could result in others doing it in the future.

Have a great day

Regards
Chet

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Hello Chet, thanks for your email. Mark had some great points and I really do apreciate it. That piece of advice did sound a bit odd. For what its worth, Snopes also says its a flase myth.  http://www.snopes.com/science/hurricane.asp

Still, I do appreacite everyone imput, especially those hard earned lessons and after action reports.

Take care everyone and thanks!

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”


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