Wednesday, September 22, 2010

DAY 22: Go or Stay?

Think about a location that you frequent most regularly.  This could be your workplace, school or any location that you visit most often.  If your community experienced a significant earthquake and all of the bridges and overpasses were shut down for an extended period of time, would you have a way to get home? 
DAY 22 ACTIVITY:  Today, we want you to plan your route home, avoiding all bridges and overpasses. 

We realize that here in the Pacific Northwest, you may find it impossible to return home.  If that is the case, we want you also to consider where you would stay if you couldn't return home (remember, no bridges or overpasses to get to your alternate destination). 

You will earn +1 for planning your route home from your most frequently visited location.  A second point will be awarded if you can make it home without bridges or overpasses OR for identifying a location where you could stay until bridges become inspected & passable.

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5 comments:

Schnik said...

If I'm at work. I'm out of luck. As my work is in the Lloyd District and I live on the South side of Portland, I'm boxed in by I-5, I-84 and I-205. All which require overpasses to cross. Should there be an event that causes bridges and overpasses to become impassable, looks like I better become comfortable in a hotel. Cause it'll be that or sleeping in my car.

You may also remember this was one of the Risks I identified on Day 8: Risk. See:
"2: I don't think our region is currently prepared for an earthquake of any large magnitude. With the number of bridges, tunnels and raised thoroughfares in the area a tremor could easily cripple the two sides of the city. "

I didn't think that not only could it cripple the city, but it would prevent me from getting home.

Robin said...

Driving from just south of kalama I mapquested my address to my works address and picked the option of avoiding all highways- which gave me a back route which avoided all bridges and overpasses that i could think of. It would take me 1 hr. and 15 minutes but at least i'd be able to do it and I have numerous family members I could stay with if I get stuck in Vancouver for some reason.

petforkeeps said...

My work involves both working at home and going to my clients' homes in Vancouver. The only bridges that may be in my way would be those over Salmon Creek which is very shallow. It may require leaving my car and walking home but that is possible. If not possible to travel at all, I could stay at my client's home.

Dale Chumbley said...

From my Fishers Landing area office I'd head north on 164th Ave, then west on NE 28th Street which avoids all overpasses. I'd then head north up NE 98th Ave which takes me all the way to my street. This route would get me home safely without needing any overpasses or bridges. An alternative would be heading south on 164th Ave all the way to the Old Evergreen Highway which would allow me to get to my parents without needing overpasses or bridges.

:p said...

If I am in the north part of the city, I would go to the City of Shoreline EOC. If I am home or in the central part of the city, I would go to the Seattle EOC and if I am in the south, I would be at my EOC. There would be some overpasses to deal with, but no water bridges. Oh yah, if I were in the NE east part of the county, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah and Medina would all welcome me to their EOCs and hold me hostage through the event. I would definitely have a place to go and stay. I would be able to avoid all the floating and dangerous bridges. Nothing like the Sellwood bridge. :)