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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Chimneys most vulnerable during earthquake

English: Earthquake damage Close-up of the dam...
English: Earthquake damage Close-up of the damaged chimney stack at 26 Ashcroft Road after the earthquake of 27th February 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you have a fireplace and many of us do, you need to check your chimney to make certain that it can withstand the big earthquake.
An article in the San Francisco Chronicle notes that chimney failure is the most common damage in an earthquake.

Many chimneys failed in the Napa earthquake, including one that collapsed on a teen age boy.

So get your chimneys checked out and get ready, Long Beach.

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