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Solutions (Disaster Prevention) #163175

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 22, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Southern Shores, North Carolina: Bill Blakemore) A commonsense solution to minimize the damage to homes from natural disasters featured; diagram shown of how a moderate-pitched roof and simple reinforcements will keep the house together in bad, windy weather. [Town manager Kay CROSS, project engineer Ralph CALFEE - comment.] A model house that is being built in Southern Shores, North Carolina, to teach people about simple, practical solutions shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Map shown of earthquake fault lines across the country.

(San Francisco: Ned Potter) A solution to preventing earthquake damage to large structures examined; scenes shown San Francisco, where "isolater" buffers are being inserted in support columns to prevent recurrence of damage to roads, bridges and building as in the 1989 earthquake by letting the structures roll with a quake. [Design engineer Eric ELSESSER, isolaters designer Victor ZIAS, engineer Ray ZELINSKY - describe how isolaters work.]

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned

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