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624 Quake Hits Southwest of Talkeetna

first_imgCheck out @FredMeyerStores mayhem in #Anchorage after our #earthquake this morning. pic.twitter.com/bbluHwFJcC— Apokrisis LLC (@apokrisis) September 25, 2014 A few schools sustained minor damage, mostly to ceiling tiles. All students are safe. #akquake pic.twitter.com/TfTjBlAnLP— ASD Information (@ASD_Info) September 25, 2014 Earthquake preparedness tips from Anchorage’s Office of Emergency Management:Before an earthquake:Lower your risk of injury and property damage by making your home earthquake safe.The number one cause of injury and death during an earthquake is falling debris. Go to  www.ready.gov/earthquakes for specific recommendations.During an earthquake:Drop down where you are; do not try to move from one location to another. If you are outside, stay outside. If you are inside, stay in the room you are in.Take cover underneath a sturdy piece of furniture to keep falling debris from hitting you.If there is nothing for you to get underneath, move away from large objects and glass and drop to the floor, covering your head and neck.After an earthquake:Check on your family and neighbors to make sure everyone is okay. Provide first aid as needed.Check your home for damage to determine if it is safe to shelter in place. If you aren’t sure, evacuate.For more information on personal preparedness contact the Office of Emergency Management at 343-1401 with any questions.This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Guess we need to secure the shelves better. pic.twitter.com/PJy0XWIpEh— Alaska Snob (@AlaskaSnob) September 25, 2014 Richard Rash with the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer says information is still coming in.Rash: “We are experiencing a [6.24] earthquake approximately 60 miles southwest of Talkeetna, Alaska.”Lockyer: “Do you know how deep it was, because our building was rocking right here.”Rash: “Yeah, it was pretty intense being close and local, but I don’t have that information right now, the scientists are still working that up”Lockyer: “Are you expecting aftershocks?”Rash: “Most likely.”There are reports of it being felt as far north as Fairbanks and as far south as Homer.In Anchorage, UAA bookstore manager Kristi Michels says the quake knocked over some of the store’s displays and school supplies.“We did have a customer come in right at the register and she was not liking it at all,” Michels says. “She comes in saying, ‘This is a big one. This is a big one,’ but the cashier just kept her cool and talked her down.”The novelty of a 6.2-earthquake gave UAA student Cecil Brown a thrill.“I’m like, ‘this is an earthquake,’ but I’m from the desert, where there is no such thing as an earthquake and I’ve lived here for two years and slept through every single one of them,” Brown says. “So this was the first one where I was cognizantly aware that ‘m in an earthquake. It was pretty exciting.”A couple of students, like Natalie Tierny, didn’t even notice.“I didn’t feel it,” she laughs. “I was walking outside and I was listening to the radio on my phone and they kept saying like, ‘oh it’s still going!’ But I was not sure what they were talking about.”John Bellini, with the National Earthquake Reporting Center in Golden, Colorado, says the duration of the quake lengthens the further from the epicenter the tremor is felt.“Dependent, at least as far as how people feel it, depends on how far away they are,” Bellini said. “An actual earthquake of this size at the epicenter would last 5-10 seconds or so, maybe as long as 15 seconds.”So far, there are no reports of significant damage coming in, though it seems some downtown Anchorage buildings were evacuated.last_img read more

Shedding some Light on when to Establish a Board

first_imgNot every company’s position necessitates a board of directors.Some businesses that are in the startup phase can do well with an unofficial, informal advisory board comprised of trusted employees or management teams. For those that have reached or are approaching the expansion stage, there should be considerations made as to the benefit of assembling a board.If your company has received funding or is in the process of looking for investors, that’s usually a good indicator that you may need to form a board. Simply put, for companies that are in the early stages of development, a board is unnecessary and may actually be a time-sap.On the other hand, for the business that is looking to legitimize itself, having a board is an absolute must. Watch this video from OpenView Labs for more on when you should look into creating a board.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more