Comments on: Be Ready For The Unexpected http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/be-ready-for-the-unexpected/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Polar RCX3 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/be-ready-for-the-unexpected/#comment-23768 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:42:00 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=15364#comment-23768 Somewhere in our life, all of us are bound to face unexpected situations. It is at such times that we need to keep our intelligence (or at least common sense) intact. Else, everyone behaves well at the coffee table.

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By: Gaspard http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/be-ready-for-the-unexpected/#comment-23767 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 22:07:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=15364#comment-23767 Great content, I am indeed impressed with this posts. Please keep it up!

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By: Adem http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/be-ready-for-the-unexpected/#comment-23766 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 00:13:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=15364#comment-23766 thank you. Lina nice Article..

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/be-ready-for-the-unexpected/#comment-23765 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 17:18:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=15364#comment-23765 Thanks, Hal
Keep up the good work!
Lina

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By: Hal Marchand http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/be-ready-for-the-unexpected/#comment-23764 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 15:54:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=15364#comment-23764 Thank you Ms. Younes! I was grateful to see this brief EPA article on preparing for unexpected environmental conditions. The recent storm should be a reminder to us all. DC area weather conditions usually include extremes of heat, isolated power outages, heavy rains, downed trees, flooded creeks, and downed power lines. The daily commute or a short trip to a mall may sjuddenly result in dangerous environmental circumstances.
I recall a stormy summer evening commute on US 15 about ten years ago. The rain poured hard for hours. I waited for almost an hour to reach state police checkpoint only to learn that a tractor trailer full of gasoline had turned over a few hundred yards. A state police officer shouted out an order to take Logmill Mill Road. I had never driven that route home before to get to 66. I quickly recalled that I had a Garmin road finder in the glove box. I had only used it for hikes along the AT but that night I used it to find a circuitous but safe route that helped me too get down to 66. I was two hours late but safe.
Later, on a few sunny afternoons, I drove back through the detour roads to get a feel for the terrain, as well as for a few other potential detour roads that might be useful in severe weather events. This proved very worthwhile when creeks were swollen.
I teach environmental health and safety courses and I have worked in public health. I’m gratified to see EPA taking a lead on providing environmentally safe practices information to the public.
Let’s see more. Let’s all contribute more. Thanks. Hal

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