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Thanks again. Things are a bit better today. The city and civil defense and engineers, power people, etc, etc, have been working around the clock every since it happened so now most of us have power and water back in the city.
They arleady have four centres now all set up for people who can't or aren't ready to go back to their homes.
Boiling water and sanitizing water for every little use requires a lot more thought. I was so shaken and desperately wanted the security of a bath since I haven't used nearly 1/10th of the amount of water I normally use, and every bit I have used I've had to boil. So I had a thought---
If they say it is safe to bath in a swimming pool in an emergency, why not make one in my bathtub? LOL
So I read that you can use bleach to sanitize the water---even in small quantities for drinking if it is only a few drops and you let it sit for a while, but I think I'll stick to boiling for drinking water.
I found emergency water information that said 1/2 tsp. of bleach per 10 liters of water, so just did the math (and was maybe a little generous to err on the side of caution) and made myself a bath, put in a few tsp. of bleach, swirled it round, let it sit for 30 minutes, then washed. Not much different to being in a spa really, so it was okay. And I felt a bit safer about the water I was washing in. Over tiem I might not feel the need to do that but right now when they still aren't sure how contaminated things are, I'd rather be safe and smell like a swimming pool that get sick.
I was thinking---for those that play with the thought that the earth is a living organism similar to us, and has it's own sort of 'Gaia' consciousness, it's own heartbeat and processes, etc., I wonder what 'earthquakes' are in that perspective?