|Re: emergency preparedness||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah (welcomeolympus.net)|
|Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:17:07 -0800 (PST)|
RoseWind Cohousing, long-built in Port Townsend WA, has 24 households, in single-family homes. When we built our common house, we had a "transfer switch" wired into the circuit-breaker panel, so we could accomodate use of a generator if we later chose to do so. We haven't gotten a generator, though the possibility gets raised from time to time. It would need to be propane or gas. Gas goes bad and is hazardous. Equipment needs to be maintained and stored some place.... In a power outage we still have a gas cookstove and a propane heater at the common house. We installed a manual water pump alongside the electric one at our agricultural well, which also has tested ok for drinking. We have a gravity-feed Big Berkey drinking-water filter with our supplies, as well as some tents, blankets, tools, first-aid supplies, portable stretcher, plastic sheeting, duct tape etc. Between our common house pantry and our homes, there is plenty of food. We have an AED at the common house. We figure in an emergency like an earthquake other neighbors will likely gravitate to our common house, and so our stash also includes clipboards, markers, flashlights, pens and maps, so we can send folks out to check on places and report back. We have two amateur radio operators, and recently supplied every household with a $9 walkie-talkie. We've started a weekly check-in time with the walkie talkies, to keep aware of how they work. Maraiah Lynn Nadeau ps Quimper Village that recently posted is a brand-new age-55+ cohousing also in Port Townsend WA, almost within sight of RoseWind, which is also close to our neighboring Port Townsend EcoVillage.
- Re: Emergency preparedness, (continued)
- Re: Emergency preparedness Sharon Villines, November 8 2012
- Re: emergency preparedness Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah, February 10 2014
Re: emergency preparedness Jack & Carolyn Salmon, January 15 2018
- Re: emergency preparedness KAREN A CARLSON, January 15 2018
- Re: emergency preparedness Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah, January 16 2018
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