Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
LadyP

LA girls are you ok

Recommended Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by ethrondson View Post
I was in Edmonton during the big F5 tornado back in 1987. Actually, tomorrow will be exactly 21 years since "Black Friday" as it has been called. A few years ago there was another one that was south of Edmonton at Pine Lake too. If there are tornado warnings or even a watch for funnel clouds, I am out there checking out the sky to see if I can see any!

I still am not sure about earth quakes though. Once a tornado is done, there aren't usually little tornados that come in behind it, unlike earthquakes.
My brother and SIL's house was taken down by a tornado in January! Weirdest time ever for a tornado. They've rebuilt by now, but I have a new appreciation for a tornado's fury.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That guy was on the news last night and they demonstrated the "new" ways to protect yourself from earthquakes. In the same report, they had someone else say that it was bogus. I just don't know what to believe! Should I duck and cover like I was taught or roll and stay?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mandy thank you so much for that article! #9 gave me chills because I know people whose relatives died in some of those cars. We were all worried that our family/friends were crushed because it was commute time and so many people drove that stretch home everyday. Phones were down so it was a long time to worry. We had been listening to radio but when the power finally came on a day or 2 later and we saw TV for the first time we were in shock. (if anyone wants to see how devastating it was google image search "cypress structure")

 

Yari I would study the article Mandy posted, that falls in line with the most current info I've heard. I'm going to forward it on to my family/friends in CA.

 

And as for "the big one" they've been talking about that since I was a kid too! I thought the big one was the 7.1 in '89 but they say a bigger one is in store in Norcal, Socal too...all we can do is wait.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with Yari- it's very conflicting.

 

here's a website discrediting the triangle of life:

Triangle of Life - Earthquake Safety and You!

 

Here's ARTI's website with more information to support the triangle of life:

Welcome To American Rescue - American Rescue

 

Scary scary stuff. I guess the best thing you can do is make the best decision possible in the time of an earthquake then really pray.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyP View Post
If I go back and read and research all of this stuff will I fly home tonight? You ladies are freakn me out.
Yes!!! LOL Naw, it's not that bad. It's a part of life out here and all you can do is try to know what/not to do when it happens. There has probably been an earthquake every day since you've been here but we don't feel them all, I'm sure we won't have another "big" one until after you leave...you're lucky you have somewhere to go back to, this is it for us...lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't freak out, it is just better to be prepared. We Californians tend to forget that we live in earthquake country and when one occurs we go back to being prepared. The odds of another large earthquake in the next six months are slim. Heck it's been 14 years since the last "big" one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by starchild View Post
Yes!!! LOL Naw, it's not that bad. It's a part of life out here and all you can do is try to know what/not to do when it happens. There has probably been an earthquake every day since you've been here but we don't feel them all, I'm sure we won't have another "big" one until after you leave...you're lucky you have somewhere to go back to, this is it for us...lol
I told you what I pay for mortgage you are more than welcome to come to Philly. There are many local beaches, fish tacos or smog. but there are lots od cheese steaks, history, and gunsmoke LOL drum.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Peach looks better on tan skin. Red is a nice contrast against fair skin. 
    • How about installing a home web cam? And hire a house sitter to check up every week?
    • You can hire a graphic designer on Fiverr to create the wedding cards then just print them yourself. Another option so you can save money is to create the card how you want it on Canva and have them printed at a printing shop.
    • My wedding is coming soon, and I would like to know where I can find best wedding cards at affordable prices. I only find one store known as Lavenderpaperie.com where the cards are lovely and unique, But I want to know the other option name so that I can choose best wedding card. Please, if you have any suggestion on where to go, let me know. Thanks & Regards,
      Cadlen Leroy
       
    • Hi Brides! I have a Wally Bag - 66" available - $90 + shipping (US only) The wally bag typically sells for $120-$180. I used this gown bag once to transport my dress from MN to Mexico for our wedding - IT WAS PERFECT!   I was actually able to pack 4 additional maxi dresses, and my husband's wedding attire, plus a few pairs of shoes and some jewelry. I packed the dress the night before we left, and just moments before we left, I zipped the bag and folded it - ready for travel. It comes up with a nice over-the-shoulder strap, making it really easy to carry through the airports. No issues on Delta with the bag as my carry-on - I chose to put in the overhead bin, but the flight attendant did offer to hang it in the closet for me. Once we got to the resort, about 10 hours after I first folded the bag, I unpacked the bag and my dress was perfect - no wrinkles! My dress was mostly lace and had a bit of a train, but it arrived perfectly!  Honestly, this is the best way to travel with your dress! 
  • Topics

×