Run! It's an Emergency!

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Okay not really! But one can certainly happen. That's what Laura and I learned when we packed up our belongings and took a trip to Camp Murray, home of the Washington State Emergency Center! How will you know if a Tsunami is about to hit? What happens when we see an amber alert on the freeway? Well, buckle up, cause you're about to find out.

Okay that was super cheesy.

How about "Prepare yourself for what's about to happen!".

No, too much! How about this one..."When the world is about to end, who will you turn to".

Oh forget it, just watch the video already.

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      Duncanma
      the short answer is yes
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      Rafael Nieves

      cool segment, im glad someone is looking out for us...

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      Rafael Nieves

      cool segment, im glad someone is looking out for us...

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      Triz

      maybe its just my computer speakers.  But decent episode none the less.

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      Triz

      maybe its just my computer speakers.  But decent episode none the less.

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      Rafael Nieves

      seems ok to me... maybe get closer to your speakers that way the speed of sound can catch up.... on another note i didn't know there were palm trees in washington. lol

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      Rafael Nieves

      seems ok to me... maybe get closer to your speakers that way the speed of sound can catch up.... on another note i didn't know there were palm trees in washington. lol

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      scratchex

      Great show, would've been funny after you 2 said "run to the hills" you played a sample from Iron Maidens Run to the Hills. Ok i'm a dork.

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      scratchex

      Great show, would've been funny after you 2 said "run to the hills" you played a sample from Iron Maidens Run to the Hills. Ok i'm a dork.

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      Laura10
      So while I was at the emergency center a small part of me really wanted the alarm to sound and all the people start running around and screaming orders at each other. Twisted, I know.
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      tarendell

      you might be a little weird, but that's why we love you

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      tarendell

      you might be a little weird, but that's why we love you

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      Rafael Nieves

      werd

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      Rafael Nieves

      werd

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      scratchex

      You've been watching too much ER!

      Know what you mean I feel the same way everytime i'm there.

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      scratchex

      You've been watching too much ER!

      Know what you mean I feel the same way everytime i'm there.

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      Duncanma
      the long answer is probably inappropriate for some of our viewers
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      Steven Welsh

      That was really cool to see actually because since I use to live in Alaska I'm sure we went through a lot of the same types of natural disasters/emergencies.  It's interesting to see how much danger I was on a daily basis and didn't even know about it.  On a serious note, it's good to see somebody keeping the trend of Aviator sunglasses alive with Brendan leaving AOTS, thank you Laura.  But the question remains what are we in more danger from, earthquakes or Laura throwing rocks at us, that was hilarious!

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      Steven Welsh

      That was really cool to see actually because since I use to live in Alaska I'm sure we went through a lot of the same types of natural disasters/emergencies.  It's interesting to see how much danger I was on a daily basis and didn't even know about it.  On a serious note, it's good to see somebody keeping the trend of Aviator sunglasses alive with Brendan leaving AOTS, thank you Laura.  But the question remains what are we in more danger from, earthquakes or Laura throwing rocks at us, that was hilarious!

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      Steven Welsh

      Absolutely is the answer.  If I had been there I would have wanted that exact same thing to happen and I've been told I'm weird on many, many occasions.

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      Steven Welsh

      Absolutely is the answer.  If I had been there I would have wanted that exact same thing to happen and I've been told I'm weird on many, many occasions.

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      Matthew Mushall

      Nah, that's just human nature.  We all want to see some action, especially when you're visiting a place like that.  Hell, when I was in Iraq in 2003, I was just waiting for the bombs to start falling and the guns shooting.  That was a short campaign and I was lucky that I only spent 6 months over there.

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      Matthew Mushall

      Nah, that's just human nature.  We all want to see some action, especially when you're visiting a place like that.  Hell, when I was in Iraq in 2003, I was just waiting for the bombs to start falling and the guns shooting.  That was a short campaign and I was lucky that I only spent 6 months over there.

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      Matthew Mushall

      Beeeeeep! This is a test of the emergency blogcast system!

      Now that was cheesy.  I was really excited to see you gals standing in front of the fighter and joking about the Air Force.  I'm currently serving and I drive by an F-104 similar to that at the emergency responce center and Air National Guard base beside Fort Dix on my way to McGuire AFB all the time.

      I have a tremendous respect for the work and logistics those guys deal with.  You also have to stop and applaud the guys who provide support like medical and maintance.  A great sum of money and manpower go into the daily operation of a place like that.

      While volcanoes and Tsunamis were mentioned, there wasn't much said about geographical causes such as earthquakes, off shore or land based.  How prone to Earthquakes is Seattle?

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      Matthew Mushall

      Beeeeeep! This is a test of the emergency blogcast system!

      Now that was cheesy.  I was really excited to see you gals standing in front of the fighter and joking about the Air Force.  I'm currently serving and I drive by an F-104 similar to that at the emergency responce center and Air National Guard base beside Fort Dix on my way to McGuire AFB all the time.

      I have a tremendous respect for the work and logistics those guys deal with.  You also have to stop and applaud the guys who provide support like medical and maintance.  A great sum of money and manpower go into the daily operation of a place like that.

      While volcanoes and Tsunamis were mentioned, there wasn't much said about geographical causes such as earthquakes, off shore or land based.  How prone to Earthquakes is Seattle?

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      Luc

      Yea seems little glitch with the audio, but i'm not complaining.

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      Luc

      Yea seems little glitch with the audio, but i'm not complaining.

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      Michael

      "DO YOU LIVE IN FEAR?!!!"

      Laura you crack me up. Brilliant stuff, keep it coming. Smiley

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      Michael

      "DO YOU LIVE IN FEAR?!!!"

      Laura you crack me up. Brilliant stuff, keep it coming. Smiley

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      Roberto J. Dohnert

      That would have been funny.  Or for you and Lara to push the big red button

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      Roberto J. Dohnert

      That would have been funny.  Or for you and Lara to push the big red button

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      Barry Hawkey

      Pretty friggin' prone.  You can take tours of "underground" Seattle, where large portions of the city were so damaged in a massive earthquake that new streets were laid on top, as a cheaper alternative to actually rebuilding.  You can go down some cellars and find old storefronts that face onto portions of old streets, complete with boardwalks and lampposts...

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      Barry Hawkey

      Pretty friggin' prone.  You can take tours of "underground" Seattle, where large portions of the city were so damaged in a massive earthquake that new streets were laid on top, as a cheaper alternative to actually rebuilding.  You can go down some cellars and find old storefronts that face onto portions of old streets, complete with boardwalks and lampposts...

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      Will Downing

      yeah, I noticed the sound was kinda wacky in this episode.

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      Will Downing

      yeah, I noticed the sound was kinda wacky in this episode.

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson


      I like the fact that they have a warning system just for the nursing homes.
      During Hurricaine Katrina over half of the people who died were the eldery in nursing homes.

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson


      I like the fact that they have a warning system just for the nursing homes.
      During Hurricaine Katrina over half of the people who died were the eldery in nursing homes.

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      you not weird at all, i remember in school i was just waiting for the fire alarm to go off.

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      you not weird at all, i remember in school i was just waiting for the fire alarm to go off.

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      i wanna see some pictures of that, sounds interesting

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      Chris "Avid X" Erickson

      i wanna see some pictures of that, sounds interesting

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      Gisli Olafsson

      Being someone who actually does that every once in a while...well...when there actually is an emergency...I must admit it does give you a bit of a rush to "press that button".

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      Gisli Olafsson

      Being someone who actually does that every once in a while...well...when there actually is an emergency...I must admit it does give you a bit of a rush to "press that button".

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      mickmo2000

      No, that's not what makes you weird Smiley

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      mickmo2000

      No, that's not what makes you weird Smiley

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      Renee

      eh, i was thinking the SAME thing...how cool would that have been. Plus you would have been in the right place at the right time

      R

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      Renee

      eh, i was thinking the SAME thing...how cool would that have been. Plus you would have been in the right place at the right time

      R

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Alright, in all seriousness, WA is overdue for some kind of BIG natural-event and whether that be an Earthquake, volcanic eruption, or a Tsunami...when it happens, we should (if possible) run, indeed.

      The recent activity at Mt. St. Helens over the past year has made a lot of people (including, myself) very nervous.

      I wasn't even born yet, when Helens erupted back in 1980, but those pictures and video of the event are really amazing and scary. Heck, my family still has some of the ash that fell from the sky.

      If (or should I say "when") it happens again, I hope I'll be VERY far away.

      And as for an Earthquake, I think it's only matter of time, until Seattle has another BIG quake.

      There has been some recent quake activity in WA (not just the Helens's quakes) and we can't forget that one fairly large quake that hit Seattle a few years back, causing a lot of damage to some of the buildings/streets in the downtown area.

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      Alright, in all seriousness, WA is overdue for some kind of BIG natural-event and whether that be an Earthquake, volcanic eruption, or a Tsunami...when it happens, we should (if possible) run, indeed.

      The recent activity at Mt. St. Helens over the past year has made a lot of people (including, myself) very nervous.

      I wasn't even born yet, when Helens erupted back in 1980, but those pictures and video of the event are really amazing and scary. Heck, my family still has some of the ash that fell from the sky.

      If (or should I say "when") it happens again, I hope I'll be VERY far away.

      And as for an Earthquake, I think it's only matter of time, until Seattle has another BIG quake.

      There has been some recent quake activity in WA (not just the Helens's quakes) and we can't forget that one fairly large quake that hit Seattle a few years back, causing a lot of damage to some of the buildings/streets in the downtown area.

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      It would be more twisted, if the people shout "Godzilla!" And then have the alarm sound-off, followed by people running and screaming orders.

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      "Lethal G3cko"

      It would be more twisted, if the people shout "Godzilla!" And then have the alarm sound-off, followed by people running and screaming orders.

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      walkman

      don't worry,me too ^_^

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      walkman

      don't worry,me too ^_^

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      Clint Comer

      The last 4 movies, mon-thurs don't load for me. Nor does the week long one. Just FYI

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      Clint Comer

      The last 4 movies, mon-thurs don't load for me. Nor does the week long one. Just FYI

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