Fox Run – Orchard Park

On July 16, 2010, MCEER Information Service's Andrew McNeil visited Fox Run - Orchard Park, a continuing care retirement community, located in Orchard Park, New York. The visit, as part of the residents' monthly activity events, had been suggested by several residents following their experiences during the June 23, 2010 Val-des-Bois, Quebec, 5.0 M earthquake which was reportedly felt as far south as Alabama. The residents participated in a lecture/presentation on the research objectives of MCEER in disaster resiliency and the recent relief & reconnaissance efforts following the natural disasters in Haiti and Chile. Other highlights were the many photos detailing structural damage from past, historical earthquakes and the archived test videos from the NEESWood Benchmark Shake Table Testing of a Full-Scale Two-Story Townhouse Woodframe Building performed in SEESL in November of 2006.