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Archive for the ‘Earthquakes’ Category

A Major Imminent Earthquake in California Is Predicted To Happen In The Next Two Weeks!

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Earthquakes also mean fires

Earthquakes also mean fires

Neil Cavuto thinks that an expert can predict an earthquake, for the first time, and in the article link at the end of this article, he lays out the reasons.

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Japanese Earthquake Experience Unveils Essential Info To Help Prepare For One In Your Area – 7 Essential Tips

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Badly rattled but the collectibles inside could be saved.

Badly rattled but the collectibles inside could be saved.

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Don’t Prepare to Save and Protect Collectibles from an Earthquake? Wake up TIM!

Saturday, February 26th, 2011
This can be avoided

This can be avoided

Here’s a comment from a reader who expresses a common misconception that could really hurt you in the end:

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From the Rubble of Haitian Earthquake: Art Salvage

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

haitian-muralAt the annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation I met up with Susan Blakney, painting conservator freshly returned from Haiti as part of a delegation to determine the size of the task of saving and salvaging art. Her efforts were part of the AIC-CERT program.

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Another Major Earthquake in Chile – A Disaster Preparedness Lesson 7 tips to help you

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Again in Chile on March 11th. a 7.2 earthquake is truly a nightmare experience for those unfortunate people. Once more, we are reminded about the awful effect and cost of human life, livelihoods and resources that are a result of an earthquake.

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Hanging nail gives away – $25,000.00 painting ripped.

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Look at this rip! Want to see some magic?!


This rip, on the left, was kind-a ugly: It ripped when the nail gave way and it fell off the wall… and got uglier when the fibers frayed.

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Emergency – Disaster – Preparedness at home. An interesting twist

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Last evening I was called over to a house in the LA area. The owner had questions about protecting and preserving framed artwork that are heirlooms and dear memories (same info I have in my book, downloadable here on this site).

As we toured the house we got to talking about his family photos, certificates etc and he got fired up about getting everything copied, digitized, organized and prepared for an emergency (same tasks I outline in my book). He, however, doesn’t have the time as he’s busy with business. So we’re going to do it all for him.

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Earthquake in Chile – A Disaster Preparedness Lesson-7 tips to help you

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

earthquake-damage-2009Once more, we are reminded about the awful effect and cost of human life, livelihoods and resources that are a result of an earthquake. This time in Chile on February 27th. An 8.8 is truly a massive, horrendous experience for those unfortunate people (more…)

Mold damage and storage of family history.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010


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$25,000 fell off the wall!

Monday, January 25th, 2010


Even if you think you have a strong enough wire on the back, the eye hook that attaches the wire to the frame could pull out if the screw hole has been used over and over. Even if you have the artwork’s hanging hardware looking good, you might have it barely hanging onto a nail on the wall! Even if you think its a good sturdy nail, it could pull out of the plaster wall board fairly easily. In other words, the weakest link will be the one that causes the whole thing to come crashing to the floor… JUST LIKE THIS $25,000 PAINTING!

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