A while back, we looked at the how the County spent a lot of time and money creating an app to tell folks when they were located in a tsunami zone. We also said that it was a pointless waste, considering that the maps weren’t available for download or offline, and were relatively difficult to find under normal circumstances, let alone one in which you’re scrambling for your life.
But we were wrong.
We argued that spending frivolous time and money on such a pointless emergency service was a total waste, particularly since there are already loads of tsunami warning signs posted throughout the county.
Turns out that there are people stupid enough to not realize that you should get yourself and any necessary, life-saving supplies away from the water’s edge in the event of an earthquake. And those stupid people happen to work for the County of Humboldt.
You see, the County clearly hasn’t taken advantage of the service they put together. If they had, they may have realized it’s a terrible idea to store their emergency relief vehicles – which are intended to provide support and relief to the citizens of Humboldt County should they experience a catastrophe – at the Indianola Mini-Storage and Warehouse.
As you might have guessed, that mini-storage is located in Indianola.
In case you’re still as confused as the County, here’s an alternative view – from the County-sponsored tsunami hazard zone map.
Now, we’re not going to call them up and tell them exactly how stupid they are for placing critical emergency relief services smack dab in the tsunami catastrophe zone.
But you can. Here’s their phone number: 707-445-6200.