Posted by THEREALITY, a resident of another community, on Mar 4, 2012 at 9:57 am
ANYONE living in California, and especially on the Peninsula which sits directly on the St. Andreas fault and has some of the most expensive homes in the U.S.have us all behaving like ostriches.
The destruction that would happen wouldn't be from collapsing homes like the tornadoes now in Indiana, Ohio,and three other states, but would ultimately be from fires like the gas explosions in San Bruno and the inability of people to escape on overcrowded roads and the death toll would be significant.
Those 75% of homes with large cement bunkers of the super rich who have had them retrofitted (mostly without permits)and in some cases, are paranoid of having their addresses published for fear of having to share their shelters with others.
It could and will happen at any time, but don't expect the same kind of brotherhood in those devastated areas.
To be blunt, I live next door to a home which has a bunker which has cement walls several feet thick and an underground living environment almost 3000 sq.ft. which was constructed while 15 ft. circus like tarps guarded the construction and digging.
When I asked the bldg. commission about it, they said that the six month construction time had a permit to put in a sauna.
Photos and names are not permitted for fear of invasion of privacy.
SO, narrow roads seem like a trivial worry when one ignores the potential catastrophe in an area all of us live.