Re: NANFA-- Earthquake

Jay DeLong (
Sun, 04 Mar 2001 21:14:19 -0800


> Glad everything went well for you Jay.
> Rick Rego
> MA/New England
> NANFA Rep.

Thanks, Rick. We had returned just the day before from a 4-day vacation in
a cabin in the Oregon Cascades. I was glad to be here for it :-)

Regarding the WA State Capitol building-- even though the dome damage
wasn't as bad as feared, inspectors just found that the 6 or so huge
columns that support the front of the building are almost all cracked or
have shifted. So they red tagged the Capitol building as uninhabitable
until they can do further analyses. The downtown Ramada Inn, also called
the Governor's House, is also red tagged and repair estimates are $2
million, or $4 million to demolish and rebuild it.

Olympia and Seattle are both built on fill. That's why they suffered the
damage they did. When the earthquake hit, the soil slid. Tacoma, which is
located midway between the two cities, was practically unaffected because
it's built on solid ground.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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