Historic Marin fire revisted

May 22, 2008 at 6:47 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Today’s growing fire in the Santa Cruz mountains, combined with yesterday’s Sleepy Hollow wildfire, prompts me to remind my readers about big fires in Marin History.

Marin is ripe for a fire given the heavy fuel load and decades without any big fire. Are you ready? How about your house?

China earthquake info UPDATED

May 14, 2008 at 8:41 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Google map of earthquake epicenter

NY Times reports that 2,300 cell towers are down in the region

BBC reports on Twitter usage in the moments after the quake

Are you ready for our next earthquake? Start preparing now at Get Ready Marin.

UPDATE: Due to a twist of fate, NPR had a broadcasting team in Sichuan province when the quake occurred. Their blog quickly shifted gears from “life in China” to a stream of reports about the quake and its aftermath. The team is also posting audio reports. If you only listen to one audio clip make it the one that is a live recording of the quake during an interview.

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