Neil Cavuto thinks that an expert can predict an earthquake, for the first time, and in the article link at the end of this article, he lays out the reasons. Washington and Oregon is being warned of a 9.0… but all of California is part of the “Ring of Fire.” What can you do to […]
The massive Japanese earthquake today once again remind us of the every increasing activity that puts our homes and businesses at risk. You realize, of course, that with an earthquake you also have broken pipes, water damage and mold. For those of you NOT in earthquake country, think again! A hurricane or tornado rattles and […]
Here’s a comment from a reader who expresses a common misconception that could really hurt you in the end: Scott, I’m researching into earthquakes and disaster management for my Masters… and came across this site… How could you believe that the people hit by the earthquake in Chile could care about picture frames getting damaged […]
At the annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation I met up with Susan Blakney, painting conservator freshly returned from Haiti as part of a delegation to determine the size of the task of saving and salvaging art. Her efforts were part of the AIC-CERT program. In piles of 500, Susan a well experienced […]
Again in Chile on March 11th. a 7.2 earthquake is truly a nightmare experience for those unfortunate people. Once more, we are reminded about the awful effect and cost of human life, livelihoods and resources that are a result of an earthquake. Add to those tears of personal loss the heartbreak of further damage to […]
Look at this rip! Want to see some magic?! This rip, on the left, was kind-a ugly: It ripped when the nail gave way and it fell off the wall… and got uglier when the fibers frayed. So we turned it over and, under magnification, the fibers were realigned and rewoven. Then the ends of […]
Last evening I was called over to a house in the LA area. The owner had questions about protecting and preserving framed artwork that are heirlooms and dear memories (same info I have in my book, downloadable here on this site). As we toured the house we got to talking about his family photos, certificates […]
Once more, we are reminded about the awful effect and cost of human life, livelihoods and resources that are a result of an earthquake. This time in Chile on February 27th. An 8.8 is truly a massive, horrendous experience for those unfortunate people Add to those tears of personal loss the heartbreak of crumbling public […]
Here’s a family pile of stuff that was cleaned from mold and packed away under our care. Even if you don’t want to go through the inventorying process, protect items with baggies and proper storage containers. For important papers, certificates, memories in the office, these are great ideas for emergency preparedness.
Was it a weak hook, a frayed wire, a loose hanging eye screw? The weakest link is the one that will let go when things start to shake… and most of us live in parts of the country where we can be shaken up by earthquakes, hurricanes or tornadoes. In addition to hanging hardware in good condition, think about a shake wax.