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- From: Richard_Ranous/OES(--nospam--at)oes.ca.gov
- Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 11:05:09 -0800
Dennis, I could not agree with you more! We have spent a considerable amount of time talking about the structural problems within commercial structures and the need for adequate seismic resistance. I think it is time we now begin to seriously talk about the same needs for homes and apartment buildings. This whole discussion, which I started in order to gain a better idea for how engineers feel about the housing issues related to disasters, I think will lead to the development of some good documents on the issues. I am requesting the agency to take Rawn Nelson's approach and develop a program on: the types of damage typically suffered in residential structures; what types of damage do not consititute a life safety hazard; how a home (or apartment) owner can address these problems before the event; and what the home owner (or apartment dweller) will need to do after the event in order to have a place to live while these problems are addressed. Thanks for your comments and support.
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