We had an earthquake two days ago. We here in Northern Virginia are really not used to these kinds of things, and more than a few of us feared that this was not a natural occurrence but an attack on our nation’s capital. Although we are tremendously thankful that the damage was so minimal (hence my funny picture) and there was no loss of life, I can tell you that IT WAS SCARY. (My son and I even had to laugh at each other when it was over because of how badly we continued shaking!)
The scariest part was that we didn’t know what to do. For some reason, both he and I had the thought to run to the basement (and I made him get in the tub). In hindsight, we realized that was not so wise.
And now that we have a hurricane threatening much of the east coast, I figured it would be good for us all to have a primer on what to do in various disaster situations. Read the rest of this entry »