I know I've mentioned it before (here and here for instance), but the Hayward Quake is going to kill us all.
The USGS released a new report this week which I am too terrified to link to. Something like $160 billion worth of damage. Something about transportation being down for months. Something about 2.4 million people without water---
It's that last one that really bothers me. Especially coupled with the transportation issue.
The last five 6.8+ Hayward earthquakes have occurred every 140 years.
The last one was on October 21, 1868. Care to do that math for me? I'ld rather not think about it.
So! We need to get water. Yes. Okay. Lots of it. Right. And pronto. Okay. Yes. Okay. Right. And we had better get started now.
Because, honestly, I don't expect to die from the shaking. But if transportation is as bad as expected, what about, say, riots? People need food and water. We have a bunch of quinoa, but I don't know how to cook it. And, well, we need water.
It's not a terribly PC thing to say, but that doesn't stop the recurring observation that this could well be worse than Katrina.
Put that in your happy pipe and smoke it.
Unless you're a teetotaler like me. In that case, just let it keep stewing in your brain, driving you mad.
What other choice've we got?