I saw this license plate on the way to work this morning and took a picture. I am grateful for so much.
I was done with my morning clients and my own biceps/back workout by 9:30am and decided to stick around for yoga at 10:30. I walked over the Trader Joe’s for a snack since I wanted to refuel my musk-uls.
We were only 7 minutes or so into our class when there was a LOUD BOOM! Then, shaking. It was an earthquake! It’s not just the shaking, but the sound of the building rattling is the scariest part!
The class looked around at each other, confirming that this was an earthquake. If you live in SoCal and feel an earthquake you stand there during the shaking trying to figure out if this is “THE BIG ONE”?!?!?
We paused a few seconds and then scrambled down stairs to the gym’s lobby. The yoga instructor was amazing and tried her best to keep everyone calm. Yoga makes people so zen – even in tough situations.
I’m a born and raised southern California girl so this isn’t my first earthquake but they are super SCARY every time. I’m glad I went back to yoga so I didn’t scramble out of the gym all flustered! Sure, it wasn’t the most calming yoga session, but I’m glad I went.
According to the OC Register the earthquake was a 3.9 on the Richter scale and was centered in San Juan Capistrano.
Earthquakes are a unique natural disaster because there is no warning. You could be at work, at home, in the shower, at Disneyland – anywhere and Boom.
Ben and I have a simple earthquake kit and a plan of where to meet in the event of “The Big One”.
You should have an Earthquake Disaster Plan if you live on shaky ground. Here are some tips from the US Geological Survey.
Q: How can I plan ahead for an EQ?
- Make sure each member of your family knows what to do no matter where they are when EQs occur:
- Establish a mtg place where you can all reunite afterward
- Find out about EQ plans developed by children’s school or day care
- Remember transportation may be disrupted, keep some emergency supplies–food, liquids, and comfortable shoes, for example–at work
- KNOW where your gas, electric and water main shutoffs are and how to turn them off if there is a leak or electrical short. Make sure older members of the family can shut off utilities
- LOCATE your nearest fire and police stations and emergency medical facility
- TALK to your neighbors–how could they help you, or you them after an EQ
- TAKE Red Cross First Aid and CPR Training Course.
Question: Do you have a disaster plan?