posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 11:40 PM
To the OP..
In case of immediate impending disaster, evacuation is a moot point. The highways will simply gridlock and then you have other people to worry about
being hazardous to your health on top of whatever they say is coming.
Short of underground bunkers with a self contained oxygen system able to supply it's own atmosphere, nothing will protect against a wave of methane
gas. You have to understand it's in between the density of air and water, so it will hug the ground and suffocate all life. Rebreathers won't even
work because there won't be any normal atmosphere in the mix, just solid sheets of gaseous methane. That's why you would need a system supplying
it's own oxygen. The roads will be clogged with cars of those who did not make it out in time, and if your oxygen supply isn't intended to last
days/months then it's a moot point.
There are honestly so many "worst case scenarios" involving oil/methane/benzene and potential health hazards as it is that I would honestly be
looking into relocating as it were. No matter what you do in the gulf states, the state level economy is going to collapse so hard you won't want to
be there even if you're not directly effected by this.
To the water purification issue -
Best thing to do is build a still, like the ones they use to make moonshine. Distilling water is about the best thing you can do to purify water and
as long as the equipment isn't destroyed, it will function forever and never have to be replaced unlike normal filters.
Before you distill it, I'd filter it further using sand/hardwood charcoal/ type homemade SHTF filter. Just to try and get as much of it out as you
[edit on 26-6-2010 by PayMeh]