Auburn Upstream Cofferdam Failure, 18 Feb 1986

Auburn Upstream Coffferdam

I found this interesting for a couple of reasons:

  1. The amount of effort and the magnitude of scale put into a sctructure that was intended to fail, in order to prevent a bigger destruction and
  2. The great example it was of the philosophy of the Lee Child character, Jack Reacher, “Hope for the best, plan for the worst.”

A philosophy sadly lacking in our state and federal governments.

So, as it is the start of a new year, what are you doing to hope for the best with your goals for the year and plan for the worst with your disaster prepardness plans?