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    The first time I went to CA there was an earthquake that woke me around 3 am. I was on the 11th floor of a hotel near LAX for a conference. Not bad but definite movement and some noise.

    Yucky weather here in the Northeast. Rained much of the 4 hour trip to NH and there are still piles of snow everywhere here as well as the slopes still being mostly white. The river behind the condo is as high as I have seen it and very rapid. Temps hovering around 43. Heavy fog.

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    The Nisqually Delta is about 30 miles from where I was (in Tacoma, WA) at the time. Nisqually quake:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Nisqually_earthquake

    Rose,
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    Standing in a doorway is one of the worst things to do during an earthquake.

    This article explains why that is an outdated recommendation, and that drop, cover and hold on is the best thing to do:
    I should be stamped "outdated," I think, because so often what I say was valid a hundred years ago! However, I did say that standing in a doorway is recommended so long as it's the right doorway--meaning that you do have to be careful about doorways and just opt for some other method as a rule. Guess I failed to make that clear enough.

    funnylegs, I saw that cyclone in India on the news just now. I hope your friend will have taken shelter in some safe spot if there is one to be found.
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    ((((((Hugs to All)))))) ~

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    I apologize. I truly didn't intend to be critical of you. For the majority of my life, I was told to stand in a doorway during a quake. I also practiced "duck and cover" in civil defense drills. As a child, I thought, "How is this going to protect me, under this flimsy desk, with my hands over my neck?"

    I didn't follow any of this advice, when our earthquake struck. I ran downstairs, as pottery and glass were flying around the living room, to get to Jonathan.

    You were very clear. I'm just not in a good place these days. I apologize.

    funnylegs4 ~

    Prayers for your friend's safety and for all of those affected by this cyclone.

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    Thanks so much everyone! He is sheltering in place with his family. I wish he never went to India but I guess the only sliver lining here is he’s a big strong guy who can assist his elderly family members. His elderly family members would have been alone and possibly would have died without him. I’m not exactly sure why they appear not to be evacuating. I just pray my visit with him last week won’t be the last time I ever see him. His life is very precious to me. Keep the prayers coming please!
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    I have been in 4 earthquakes. One was substantial. The other 3 were nerve wracking enough becasue you donít know how bad it will be and how quickly.

    One stores supplies like for a hurricane, becasue in a major quake, supply routes wil be gone. And a big whistle so if people are digging you out, they MIGHT know a live human is in there.

    One has. A plan of what they would do if possible,depending.

    A situation like Roseís would be devastatingly scary.

    Howie, I understand your desire. Trust me, its nothing like a amusement park ride. Perhaps a virtual reality program of an earthaquake would give you the thrill, but not be scary?

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    Meow! the old cat is back. Not home but in a rehab.facility about 30 miles from home. He woke me up one morning,got .me dressed.then realized I didn't know who I was.or where I was. I started digging in my ears.to thei point of.scratching their raw. They sent me home. TC watched me the rest of the day..but I started.having even more problems. Finally he took me back to the hospital and got me admitted. By that time I didn't know who or where I was, the date, time, counting accurately...didn't even know my name, couldn't write my name or anything else an d make it legible.3days later I woke up, saw a sign reflected, that had the name of the hospital, city....so at least I knew the name (and the location). Then the next trick was identifying TC, then trying to comprehend had happened to me! Shortly after that they moved me next door to this rehab placeSo now the massive bladder infection which triggered this has been resolved, as has the pneumonia been resolved. We're working on stabilizing blood sugar levels.. And of course the other stuff,,,reading, writing, doing simple math. And also dressing mysjf, too.
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    So I' m sorta back, getting better, each of these last 4 years taking its toll.....








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    So glad to see you back--lucid as always too!

    So sorry you've had all of this additional crap thrown at you. Many here have been reading your posts for quite a while and we know you're an expert at not letting anything squash you.

    You're getting over this.
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    Holy Mackerel Cató what an ordeal. You are one tenacious curmudgeon. So glad to see you back!

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    Cat, that sounds scary!!! You have been missed, and I wish you a speedy recovery!
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    It is very good to hear your voice. We all missed you a lot.
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