Will Puerto Rico survive a tsunami?

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Anonymous

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#1 Mar 12, 2011
Puerto Rico, the Spanish name for the big island of Borikén, is blessed.

It is over 75% mountainous.

Its northern (Atlantic coast) plains, are protected by a series of reefs which extend from Aguadilla to Manatí.

Its southern coastal plains and valleys are facing the tranquil waters of the Caribbean sea.

Therefore, the unprotected "tsunami prone" areas are reduced to the Western and Eastern plains and to the northern coastal valleys extending from Vega Baja to Cataño...and from Santurce to Fajardo.

Puerto Rico, aka Borinquen, will survive a Japanese monster tsunami.

The islet of Old San Juan will be farther from the main island (as for Santurce, all the way to the highlands of Río Piedras...will disappear); and Vieques and Culebra will be even farther from, Puerto Rico, or the big island.
Anonymous

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#2 Mar 12, 2011
According to Puerto Rico's Engineering Assoc. only 11 out of 44 coastal towns and cities are prepared for a tsunami; which includes, annual drilling exercises, directional signs, places for refuge, etc.
Anonymous

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#3 Mar 12, 2011
The airport is one of our first public structures to go, for being so close to the Atlantic ocean.

In my opinion, Ponce's Mercedita and Aguadilla's Rafael Hdez. should be developed instead of concentrating everything in San Juan metro.

Aguadilla's infrastructure will hardly suffer for many reasons.

Aguadilla is perched on cliffs and the ocean below is filled with a series of reefs which protect the coast line, reefs that extend all the way to Manatí.

The Atlantic coast is unprotected from Vega Baja all the way to Humacao.
crodriguez

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#4 Mar 17, 2011
Considering that by large, almost all of the economic, political (aka government agencies) and public order facilities are concentrated in in the San Juan Metro area, I would think PR would be devastated if a tsunami wave hits the northern coast. It would take years, if not decades to recuperate. Yes, the mountain towns would survive, big hooplah! People mostly work in the Metro area!! At least the traffic everyday will tell you so....
Moreover, most of the Metro area (Santurce, Isla Verde, Northen Rio Piedras, Hato Rey, Puerto Nuevo, Carolina) is built-up mangroves and stand at sea level. Definitely the airport would be devastated, along with all of the hotels, Convention Center, etc.... God help us!
Perhaps we should invest in having an tsunami emergency center in Caguas... that would make sense! It has the access, infrastructure and location to operate and survive during this type of tragedy.
TPMP 35

United States

#5 Mar 17, 2011
crodriguez wrote:
Considering that by large, almost all of the economic, political (aka government agencies) and public order facilities are concentrated in in the San Juan Metro area, I would think PR would be devastated if a tsunami wave hits the northern coast. It would take years, if not decades to recuperate. Yes, the mountain towns would survive, big hooplah! People mostly work in the Metro area!! At least the traffic everyday will tell you so....
Moreover, most of the Metro area (Santurce, Isla Verde, Northen Rio Piedras, Hato Rey, Puerto Nuevo, Carolina) is built-up mangroves and stand at sea level. Definitely the airport would be devastated, along with all of the hotels, Convention Center, etc.... God help us!
Perhaps we should invest in having an tsunami emergency center in Caguas... that would make sense! It has the access, infrastructure and location to operate and survive during this type of tragedy.
Good point!

TPMP 35
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#6 Mar 17, 2011
TPMP 35 wrote:
<quoted text>Good point!
TPMP 35
What about the Dominican Republic, where you have your roots?

You are not Puerto Rican, so don't try to pass as one.
tpmp wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry wrong again. im not puerto rican. what's wrong mi querida, you think only puerto ricans live here? albanians, italians,vietnamese etc,etc live in the bronx. Stop with the stereotypes.It just makes u look DUMBER thaN YOU ALREDY ARE. aNYONE CAN TAKE SPANISH LESSONS OR PERHAPS BE MARRIED TO A LATINA. or whatever.The possibilities are just endless.

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco, CA

#7 Mar 17, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
What about the Dominican Republic, where you have your roots?
You are not Puerto Rican, so don't try to pass as one.
<quoted text>
Notice: Another example of Jorge being "positive".
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#8 Mar 17, 2011
Jota wrote:
<quoted text>
Notice: Another example of Jorge being "positive".
Here's more evidence that TPMP is NOT Puerto Rican:
tpmp wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry wrong again. im not puerto rican. what's wrong mi querida, you think only puerto ricans live here? albanians, italians,vietnamese etc,etc live in the bronx. Stop with the stereotypes.It just makes u look DUMBER thaN YOU ALREDY ARE. aNYONE CAN TAKE SPANISH LESSONS OR PERHAPS BE MARRIED TO A LATINA. or whatever.The possibilities are just endless.

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco, CA

#9 Mar 17, 2011
Notice:

Here is another example of Jorge going off topic on Topix.

Plus, as a bonus, here is Jorge being "positive"....NOT.

Jorge, this is the Puerto Rico forum, not one of your psychotherapy sessions.

Why is Jorge in Puerto Rico?
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#10 Mar 17, 2011
Jota wrote:
Notice:
Here is another example of Jorge going off topic on Topix.
Plus, as a bonus, here is Jorge being "positive"....NOT.
Jorge, this is the Puerto Rico forum, not one of your psychotherapy sessions.
Why is Jorge in Puerto Rico?
Tsunami hitting Puerto Rico is the topic.

Stay on topic.

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco, CA

#11 Mar 17, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's more evidence that TPMP is NOT Puerto Rican:
<quoted text>
Jorge wants to change the topic again.

Why is Jorge in Puerto Rico?
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#12 Mar 17, 2011
Jota wrote:
<quoted text>
Jorge wants to change the topic again.
Why is Jorge in Puerto Rico?
Never mind what I want to change; this is the Puerto Rico forum!

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco, CA

#13 Mar 17, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's more evidence that TPMP is NOT Puerto Rican:
<quoted text>
Jorge,

Please stay on topic.

This thread is about tsunamis.

Please stop harrassing TMPM 35.
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#14 Mar 17, 2011
Jota wrote:
<quoted text>
Jorge,
Please stay on topic.
This thread is about tsunamis.
Please stop harrassing TMPM 35.
Him, being a Dominican should not be considered "harassment"...(He who posts it, owns it).
tpmp wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry wrong again. im not puerto rican. what's wrong mi querida, you think only puerto ricans live here? albanians, italians,vietnamese etc,etc live in the bronx. Stop with the stereotypes.It just makes u look DUMBER thaN YOU ALREDY ARE. aNYONE CAN TAKE SPANISH LESSONS OR PERHAPS BE MARRIED TO A LATINA. or whatever.The possibilities are just endless.

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco, CA

#15 Mar 18, 2011
Jorge,

Please stay on topic.

Be positive.

The topic is "Will Puerto Rico survive a tsunami".
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#16 Mar 18, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's more evidence that TPMP is NOT Puerto Rican:
<quoted text>
TPMP, our forum's Dominican, is more worried about a tsunami hitting Puerto Rico, than one hitting his native country, the Dominican Republic.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#17 Mar 18, 2011
Jota wrote:
Notice:

Jorge, this is the Puerto Rico forum, not one of your psychotherapy sessions.
Why is Jorge in Puerto Rico?
She is in Puerto Rico to care for her parents. Her older sister lives in Florida but cannot return to Puerto Rico. The sister was molested by her father and blamed by her mother for seducing him.

So the one who calls herself 'Jorge' is a prisoner of her parents. And she has been driven mad by them.

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco, CA

#18 Mar 19, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
TPMP, our forum's Dominican, is more worried about a tsunami hitting Puerto Rico, than one hitting his native country, the Dominican Republic.
Please be positive.

Please stop harrassing TPMP 35.
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#20 Mar 19, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
TPMP, our forum's Dominican, is more worried about a tsunami hitting Puerto Rico, than one hitting his native country, the Dominican Republic.
TPMP,

Can Puerto Rico learn anything about tsunami preparations in your native Dominican Republic?

Is your native Dominican Republic prepared for a tsunami and/or earthquake?

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#21 Mar 19, 2011
Jota wrote:
Notice:

Jorge, this is not one of your psychotherapy sessions.
The one who calls herself Jorge also suffers from alcoholism. She is now old and fat. She is no longer attractive to any man. She lost her job for showing up at work drunk. Her lawyer could not get her money for this loss.

She needs money to support her alcohol habit. Her mother will not give her money. She steals small amounts from her mother to buy alcohol. Often she will drink mouthwash to keep the monsters away.

But the monsters are within her. She sits in her darkened room and spews hate at others hour after hour.

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