Thursday, November 13

The Great ShakeOut

At 10 a.m. this morning about 5 million people in Southern California will participate in the largest public safety drill in history. The Great ShakeOut, as it has been called, is simulating a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. Radio stations will play a soundtrack of rumbling and crashing, schools will have drop, cover and hold drills, many businesses and offices will participate as well. If you want to see how well you know your earthquake preparedness trivia, there is a game to play. There will even be a multi-player game called After Shock starting at 10:02 a.m. to see what happens after the big quake. 

Matilda & I already have plans to be at the playground at 10 a.m. so I figure I should pack some extra diapers, extra water, a first aid kit, and good shoes to walk home with. I mean, maybe, who knows what we really would need. And considering how overdue So Cal is for a major quake it is terrifying to really contemplate too much. I guess it just makes it an extra good day to refresh the earthquake kit and replenish that earthquake cash we are suppose to have on hand. 

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