The Lessons of 3/11: Being Prepared for Japan’s Next Great Quake
March 31st, 2015
For the past three years, March has been the time of year where television, print, and online news focus on the disaster from 2011. Let’s shift the attention then. Today, I write not about life in Tohoku but about how the disaster can be a learning opportunity for you—whether you were in Japan on March …
Ready, Steady, Emergency!
January 19th, 2012
Do you know…how to direct [emergency services] to your house in a land whose blessed streets have no names? Would you know exactly what to do if your child suddenly needed to go to a hospital? Do you know what the emergency numbers are in Japan, how to ask for an ambulance, and, trickiest of …
How To Prepare For The Next Big One
June 20th, 2011
Here is a sure prediction: the next big quake will not happen at a time that is convenient for you. You will be at work, or on your way home, or out shopping, or sleeping, or in the shower. In the best case, you will have ten minutes or twenty or thirty to decide what to do, in the worst case, you will have seconds. What you have on your feet, in your pockets, and in your reach can increase your chances of survival.
How to Survive When That BIG Quake Comes
March 22nd, 1974
by Susan L. Scully It all started one evening last December, when we were waiting for that catastrophic earthquake that Nostradamus (or was it Ted Gormick?) had predicted was going to demolish Tokyo and everyone in it. My next-door neighbor, Eva Larsen, myself and our respective husbands Thor and Tom were sitting around swilling brandy …