Sunday, June 15, 2008

Followed day see not computer earthquake.
Where earth break line stone, thick clay ? from earth break line Stone, thick clay with standing building. Earthquake fall house.

U remember safe earthquake. When come earthquake? Follow day u put soft clay , all-round ground level soft clay down land between standing building cement concrete.

Follow day u see computer earthquake, where earthquake break line in the land? Aware never clay, u put soft clay aware between ground land.
The recent earthquake in Greece has the world media showing people suffering from it. However, there are individual civil engineers in Greece that refer to the state construction rules as equally strict with the ones in Japan when it comes to earthquake resistance. So why is it that a number of buildings collapse every time?
The answer is not that complicated, as one may expect. The reasons have to do with the year the buildings had been constructed. The Greek Anti Seismic Code was established for the first time in 1959 as a law of the state and became active immediately. In 1984 it was partly reviewed, while in 1992 a new law was passed which replaced the original of 1959. The 1992 law was further updated with the Anti Seismic Code of 2000 which became effective in 2001.
So basically any buildings constructed prior to 1959 were not bound by any formal earthquake resistance standards. As a result these buildings are the ones that suffer great damage every time there is an earthquake. As long as there are no victims, one may say that it is for the best since the Greek state immediately evaluates all buildings after any major event and decides which buildings are no longer suitable. When the Civil Engineers give this verdict these buildings are immediately demolished. In order to prevent the creation of homeless people, the Greek state has pre constructed houses available which are sent to an area in order to replace the houses demolished. The Greek Anti Seismic Code (EAK 2000) refers to a "special seismic-geologic-geotechnical-structural study" which is conducted for every building prior to construction. The study takes into account the specific area and land formation where the building is to be placed. Its philosophy is to ensure that the building will not collapse from the expected maximum earthquake in the specific area for the lifespan of the building (60 years).
Most recent constructions which have been built according to this regulation have proved that they are quite resistant to damages from seismic activity. Needless to say that Civil Engineers are legally obliged to observe all main construction stages and are liable if the standards defined are not met. Naturally the professionalism and ethics of the Civil Engineers body is extremely high in Greece and as such, ensures the quality of work offered.
This is why the Real Estate market in every part of Greece is confident that the houses offered for sale are quality builds meeting all safety and earthquake resistance regulations.
Andreas Batakis has lived in Greece, Ireland and Cyprus, acquiring a Business Administration Degree in Greece, an International Marketing Diploma and a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management in Ireland. He is also a member of the UK based Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Andreas has extensive experience in helping people from all over the world to locate a home in Crete and is a founding member of the independent consultancy Talos Properties.
Talos properties was created in order to guide and protect all of you who wish to acquire a property in Crete via offering you a wide range of choices as well as professional advice in property related matters. For more information please access the Talos Properties website at:

The worst has happened; Are you prepared?

A disaster has occurred in your home, in your neibourhood, in your city or your state. Being prepared for a disaster, before it happens, will help you and your family through the danger when it does occur.
Evacuation: 1. An Immediate risk to you and your Family: If you smell gas, smoke or see fire in your home, evacuate everybody immediately. Do not call for help from inside your home or go back to retrieve an item. In an emergency of this type, only the lives of your family are important. , Call 9-1-1 and report the emergency only from a safe location.
2. Official General evacuation orders: If local officials issue general evacuation orders, immediately prepare to leave your house.
· Wear sturdy shoes, long-sleeve shirts and pants. · Bring your Go-bag. · If you have a pet, make sure it is wearing a collar, use a pet carrier labeled with your name and the pet's name. Bring your pet's Go-bag. · Lock your home and shut off the water and electricity, but leave gas on unless instructed otherwise. · Leave a note and tell a neighbor where you are going. · Use the evacuation routes and methods specified in the evacuation order. · Carpool with neighbors whenever possible. · Once you arrive at a safe location, call your out-of-area emergency contact. This is a person that you know and have previously designated as your emergency contact person. All family members should call this person as soon as they in a safe location.
Disaster Shelters:
Immediately following a large disaster, suitable shelter sites will be selected from a list based on areas of need and estimated numbers of evacuees. Because each site must be inspected prior to being opened, it is not possible to say, which sites will actually be opened then a disaster does strikes. As soon as disaster sites have been designated, their locations will be announced by your local news media. If you do not have an alternative, evacuate to a designated emergency shelter.
· Tell your out-of-town-contact where you are going. · Take your Emergency Kit (First Aid kit and Go Bag) with you to the shelter. · Initially, emergency shelters may not be able to provide basic supplies and materials. Consider bringing extra items (e.g. blanket, pillow, air mattress, towel, washcloth, diapers, food and supplies for infants.) · Provide for your pet: only service animals are allowed in "human" shelters. If you cannot make other plans for your pets, Animal Care staff will be available at "human" shelters to help with pet sheltering needs.
Electrical Power Failure:
Power cuts can occur due to blackouts, extreme weather conditions, or can accompany other disasters such as earthquakes or terrorism. If there is no power in your neighborhood:
· Turn off and unplug appliances and computers. Leave one light on to indicate when power has been restored. · Avoid using regular wax candles; they are fire hazards. · Do not use a gas stove for heating or operate generators indoors (including the garage.) Both can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. · If traffic signals are not working, treat them like a stop sign.
Earthquake: If you are indoors when shaking starts:
· Get on the floor, cover your head and hold on. If you are not near a strong table or desk, drop to the floor against an interior wall or doorway and cover your head and neck with your arms. · Avoid being under or near windows, hanging objects, mirrors, tall furniture, large appliances and cabinets filled with heavy objects. · Do not try to exit the building during strong shaking. · If you are downtown, it is safer to remain inside a building after an earthquake unless there is a fire or gas leak. Remember that there are no open areas in downtown San Francisco far enough from glass or falling debris to be considered safe. It may be the same in your town. · Broken glass from high-rise buildings can travel great distances when caught by the wind. · If you are in bed, stay there and cover your head with a pillow. · Do not use elevators during or after a quake. · If you are in a wheelchair, lock the wheels and cover your head.
If you are outdoors when shaking starts:
· Move to a clear and open area if you can safely walk. Avoid power lines, buildings and trees. · If you're driving, pull to the side of the road and stop. Do not stop under an overhead hazard. · If you are on the beach, move to higher ground as soon as possible. An earthquake can cause a tsunami. Once the earthquake shaking stops:
· Check those around you for injuries and provide first aid to the injured. Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger. · Check around you for dangerous conditions, such as fires, downed power lines and structure damage, before you move. · If you have fire extinguishers and are trained to use them, put out small fires immediately. · Check your phones to be sure they have not shaken off the hook and are tying up a line. · Turn off the gas supply only if you smell gas. · Inspect your home for damage.
If you are trapped in debris and can not free yourself:
· Move as little as possible so that you don't kick up more dust. Cover your nose and mouth with a handkerchief or piece of clothing. · Tap on a pipe or wall so that rescuers can hear where you are. Use a whistle if one is available. Shout only as a last resort.
Severe Storm / Flooding
Severe storms can cause landslides, flooding, uprooted trees, and downed utility lines. Be aware of these potential dangers in and around your neighborhood.
· Tune to local Radio/TV channels for emergency information and instructions. · If you are asked to leave your property, shut off electric circuits. If advised by your local utility, shut off gas service as well. · If water has entered your garage or basement, do not walk through it - it may contain hazardous materials. · Never try to drive over a flooded road. This one mistake is the major cause of death during and after severe flooding. · If your car stalls, abandon it immediately. Attempting to move a stalled vehicle in flood conditions can be fatal. · Do not walk through moving water. Unexpected water depth and current can carry you away. If you must walk in water, walk where the water is not moving and use a stick to check the ground in front of you. · Stay well clear of downed power lines. · Do not allow children to play around fast moving water, storm drains or flooded areas.
I hope that this information will help you and your family through any emergency situation that you may encounter. Remember, and I cannot stress this enough, nothing can help you and your family through a disaster as much as being prepared before it happens.

Smoky Mountain Fun for Kids of All Ages

The end of another school year is just around the corner, so the question of where to go on summer vacation will soon demand an answer. If you ask the kids, they'll tell you they want some place with exciting and adventurous things to do. Somewhere they can burn off some energy and act like kids are supposed to act. Where would you find such a place that's affordable and has plenty that adults will enjoy, too? The Smoky Mountains!
Parrot Mountain & Gardens
Don't just show your kids nature... let them interact with it! From macaws to lorikeets, you and your children can have a hands-on experience with gorgeous, tropical birds. Conceived and built to help protect endangered species of birds, Parrot Mountain & Gardens is a safe haven where adults, kids and birds can come together without fear. Kids especially enjoy the petting zoo, which plays host to baby birds that they can hold and help feed.
Before you leave, be sure to have your picture taken with a bird on your shoulder (or your arm, or your head, or your lap) that can then be turned into postcards and more.
Yes, the building really is upside down! That in and of itself is enough to make kids want to visit, but it's what they find inside that will make them want to stay. With attractions like "Quake Café" and "Hurricane Hole," you and the kids can experience what a 5.3 earthquake or the different categories of hurricanes might feel like.
The Challenge Zone and Space Zone let you test your physical and psychological strength or explore a life-size replica of the Mercury spacecraft. Design your own rollercoaster, immerse yourself in the Bubble Room, battle it out in a fierce laser tag competition and more.
What's the big deal about mini-golf? This mini-golf is designed to be played under black lights. That's right; on this indoor course, you'll see dolphins, mermaids, pirate ships and more shimmering in the dark. It's a truly unique way to play one of America's favorite games.
Ghost Walk
Are there such things as ghosts? Do you have the know-how to solve unsolved disappearances? You can give it a try when you participate in a ghost walk. These one-hour who-done-its take place along the banks of the Pigeon River, as a folklorist guides your way along lighted paths. Book your tour at the Old Mill General Store.
Dinosaur Walk Museum
It's not Jurassic Park, but it is the next best thing. Dinosaur Walk Museum lets you explore over 50 life-size dinosaurs along with 20 live reptile exhibits. It's educational and amazing at the same time.
Worried that the kids will be bored on vacation? Not if you take them to the Smoky Mountains! This is just a sampling of all the fun there is in the Smokies. It's a wholesome, family-friendly atmosphere where everyone finds something they love.

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