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Nimue (Nimue)
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One of the best things you can do in response to a large-scale disaster is something that few people do. What is it?
Balin (Balin)
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Is proximity to the disaster relevant? Preparations for a potential similar disaster in your area?
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Is the disaster a type that I know (because, living in Miami, I've had my share of hurricanes)?

I'm studying your statement and cannot decide whether you mean people, citizens, in their homes - or governmental task forces.

Balin is right to ask about proximity - I mean, tornadoes kind of mosey along and then blow themselves up into angry heathen gods, don't they?

Okay, you write "in response" - which I am taking to mean that I have already been prepared and now am willing to help in response.

Is it a matter of items in the home?
Batteries, filling tubs and every empty container with water, securing the cats (because our little darlings don't know how to), driving in a hurry to the grocery store?

If those are irrelevent, am I close?

How about electronics?
Keep our computers up and running?
Keep the TV on for late-breaking news?
Use the phone to call friends and family?

Oh! Oh! I've got it! The best thing *I* would do is get out my videocam, and then call The Miami Herald and tell them that I'll happily sell my footage for $10,000.

(Fiona lingers over that one, with a rapt smile, then returns to Earth.)
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is it to stay off the phone and leave the networks free for emergencies?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Balin (Balin)
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Is proximity to the disaster relevant? no Preparations for a potential similar disaster in your area? no
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Is the disaster a type that I know (because, living in Miami, I've had my share of hurricanes)?this would apply to most disasters, including hurricanes

I'm studying your statement and cannot decide whether you mean people, citizens, in their homes - or governmental task forces. individuals

Balin is right to ask about proximity - I mean, tornadoes kind of mosey along and then blow themselves up into angry heathen gods, don't they?

Okay, you write "in response" - which I am taking to mean that I have already been prepared and now am willing to help in response. yes!!

Is it a matter of items in the home?
Batteries, filling tubs and every empty container with water, securing the cats (because our little darlings don't know how to), driving in a hurry to the grocery store?

If those are irrelevent, am I close?

How about electronics?
Keep our computers up and running?
Keep the TV on for late-breaking news?
Use the phone to call friends and family?

Oh! Oh! I've got it! The best thing *I* would do is get out my videocam, and then call The Miami Herald and tell them that I'll happily sell my footage for $10,000.

(Fiona lingers over that one, with a rapt smile, then returns to Earth.)
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is it to stay off the phone and leave the networks free for emergencies? no
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Does it involve aid to those directly affected and/or injured by the disaster?
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Balin (Balin)
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Does it involve aid to those directly affected and/or injured by the disaster? no
Fionakelleghan (Fionakelleghan)
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Does it involve:

communication? including
home computers?
calling or not calling 9-1-1?

transportation? including
helping to clear traffic jams?
helping in street intersections where traffic lights are inoperative?

emergency shelters for people?

shelters for pets?
bringing livestock to a safe place?
horses?
sheep?
goats? others?

care for sick relatives or other sick people?
care for people who are too young or injured or unable to help?

obtaining food and water?

language, which might include:

translations?
signs?
help for tourists?
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Does it involve:

communication? including
home computers?
calling or not calling 9-1-1?

transportation? including
helping to clear traffic jams?
helping in street intersections where traffic lights are inoperative?

emergency shelters for people?

shelters for pets?
bringing livestock to a safe place?
horses?
sheep?
goats? others?

care for sick relatives or other sick people?
care for people who are too young or injured or unable to help?

obtaining food and water?

language, which might include:

translations?
signs?
help for tourists?noish or yope to all, in the sense that it's much more general
Fionakelleghan (Fionakelleghan)
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More general. Okay.

Alerting neighbors and relatives that we survived the disaster?
Alerting authorities that we have not heard from them, and please send help?

Alerting authorities where there are power lines down?

Contacting agencies which deal with social problems, including disasters, and offering to provide clothing, canned food, Kotex, that sort of thing?

Using videocam (or the like) to document damage, in order to show the footage to insurance agencies?

Am I still being too specific?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Fionakelleghan (Fionakelleghan)
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More general. Okay.

Alerting neighbors and relatives that we survived the disaster? no
Alerting authorities that we have not heard from them, and please send help? no

Alerting authorities where there are power lines down? no

Contacting agencies which deal with social problems, including disasters, and offering to provide clothing, canned food, Kotex, that sort of thing? no

Using videocam (or the like) to document damage, in order to show the footage to insurance agencies? no

Am I still being too specific? yes
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Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 9:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

panic?
Shez (Shez)
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sorry, I shold have said "don't panic"
Fionakelleghan (Fionakelleghan)
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Shez, you crack me up!

And I'm guessing that the answer to "the best things you can do in response to a large-scale disaster" is not driving around.

Or, possibly, getting drunk.

Does it relate, in ANY way, with contacting authorities, or at least contacting friends and family?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Shez (Shez)
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panic? no
Shez (Shez)
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sorry, I shold have said "don't panic" no
Fionakelleghan (Fionakelleghan)
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Shez, you crack me up!

And I'm guessing that the answer to "the best things you can do in response to a large-scale disaster" is not driving around.no, that's not it

Or, possibly, getting drunk. no. If you can't help, why not get drunk, if that's what floats your boat?

Does it relate, in ANY way, with contacting authorities, or at least contacting friends and family? no
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Would it require:
Going to, or being in, a particular place?
Communicating with others?
Spending money?
Using technology?
Avoiding one or more of the above?

Is it as general as "help out in some way"?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Would it require:
Going to, or being in, a particular place?no
Communicating with others?yope or noish
Spending money? yes
Using technology? noish
Avoiding one or more of the above? no

Is it as general as "help out in some way"? no
Shez (Shez)
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stockpiling?
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stockpiling? no
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Spending money: buying things? Buying services? Giving money away? Paying taxes?
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going to have a look?
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Spending money: buying things?no Buying services? no Giving money away? yes Paying taxes? no
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going to have a look? no
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Splurging for yourself one day and donating the equivalent amount? Or just donating the amount you would've splurged?
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Balin (Balin)
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Splurging for yourself one day and donating the equivalent amount? No. (Are you thinking of my earlier puzzle(a few years ago) along these lines?Or just donating the amount you would've splurged? no
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Giving away a specific amount of money?

Giving money away: to charity? a specific charity? directly to people affected by the disaster? to someone else who is trying to help? to someone or something not connected to the disaster?
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Yes, I was.
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Giving away a specific amount of money? no|

Giving money away: to charity? yes a specific charity? nodirectly to people affected by the disaster? no to someone else who is trying to help? no to someone or something not connected to the disaster? yes

******* SPOILER ************
A few years ago, I recently read the following good advice: When a huge disaster strikes, like 9/11 or the Tsunami in Japan, many people focus their charitable contributions on relief for that disaster. So ongoing needs, which may be just as dire but less dramatic (like money for mosquito nets to combat malaria) get shortchanged. So a good response to a disaster is to send money to an unrelated cause. . .although if everyone takes this advice, it won't be as valuable. A good response to a spoiled puzzle is to check out my new one you know where.
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Never thought about it that way -- interesting!
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that's interesting, I shall have to do that

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