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1948 years ago in AD 63 an earthquake in southern Italy by the gulf of Naples seriously damaged the ancient city of Pompeii causing an undetermined number of deaths and spread out destruction, but the locals went to work rebuilding in the same spot until they were buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano 16 years later in AD 79.

Galveston TX Hurricanes

Average Brushed or hit every 2.94 years
Average Direct hit every 8.63 years

The Great Storm of 1900 - Sep 8th 1900 - Pop: 42,000 residents
Category 4 @ 135 mph -Great loss of life between 6,000 and 12,000 individuals – officially 8,000

The 1915 Storm, August 17th, Category 4 @ 135 mph
42    people dead in the Galveston area
$60 - 1915 million dollars in damage

Ike Sep 13th 2008 - The third most destructive hurricane to ever make landfall in the United States
Final landfall in Galveston Texas as a strong cat 2 with cat 5 equivalent storm surge winds extended 120 miles from the center.

Blamed for at least 195 deaths – 74 in Haiti and 112 in the USA 300 still missing. - Damages estimated at 24 billion (2008) US Dollars

Resulted in the largest evacuation in the state of Texas history and the largest search and rescue operation in US history

Nuclear Issues

Chernobyl, An Experiment Gone Wrong

On Saturday, April 26th, 1986 at 1:23 am, one of the reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded.
Ironically, the experiment consisted in testing how the power plant would respond in the event of an accident. The operators at the plant wanted to bring down the power output of the reactor to 25%, but over-confidence, poor training and poor knowledge of how a reactor works caused them to overdo it, and they ended up bringing down the power output to 1%. When they then tried to bring it up to 25%, the reactor overheated and exploded causing the worst nuclear accident in history.

Five U.S. nuclear reactors in earthquake zones

Status of the Nuclear Reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant

How a Reactor Shuts Down and What Happens in a Meltdown

Hazards of Storing Spent Fuel

Timeline: Nuclear Plant Accidents

Why the Fukushima disaster is worse than Chernobyl

In graphics: Fukushima nuclear alert

Fukushima victims: homeless, desperate & angry

Japan Panel: Fukushima nuclear disaster "man-made"

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Communications: Survival Insights at the Jefferson Parish Expo
Posted on Monday, November 17 @ 16:33:42 PST by editor

For Immediate Release – New Orleans, LA

November 18, 2008 - Survival Insights has been invited to participate and present at the Jefferson Parish Hurricane Preparedness Expo with support of industry-leading firms, and expected attendance of well over 1,000 businesses and individuals.

Survival Insights President, Roberto O. Ramirez is to deliver a presentation in support of the Jefferson Parish and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Orleans at this national important event

With focus on Preparedness based on education awareness, appropriate measures in place and a plan of action, Ramirez outlines the importance of education as a pre-requisite to action and planning and that businesses communities and individuals have a greater chance to survive and in fact thrive during adverse circumstances or situations

The Hurricane Preparedness Exposition will be held at the Alario Center in Westwago, LA on November 21-22, 2008. Information can be obtained from the Jefferson Chamber at 504 835-3380 or at or by email at

Joining Survival Insights will be: RP Risk Advisors, CPACS, LLC (recovery software), Edwards Information (resource information),
3n Global (messaging and notification), HomeOwnersite (at home possession planning and tracking)
You may also contact one of the following participating companies for more information:

Survival Insights LLC Roberto O. Ramirez – President

RP Risk Advisors – Ralph Petti, MBCI - President

CPACS, LLC – Ken Bauman, General Manager

Edwards Information - Robert Bulik, Publisher

Home Ownersite – Steven Eppinger, President

3n Global, Inc. – c/o Ralph Petti, MBCI – Director

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