“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but paddling like the dickens underneath.”

~Michael Caine

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Great Southern California Shake Out

At 10:00 am on Thursday, November 13th, the largest earthquake emergency preparedness drill in US history took place in Southern California. Millions of people throughout Southern California participated in the ShakeOut Drill. The shake out drill was based on studies made by over 300 scientists from the US Geological Survey. Every public school in Southern California participated, including the one that Emma attends. When I returned home from work on Thursday, Emma explained to me what happened at school. She said with great enthusiasm, "Mommy! We had an earthquack today! We had to get under the tables and hold on! Then, the earthquack lady came on the speaker and said 'All Clear' and then we could get out." So, I asked her, "What is an earthquack?". She answered, "It's when everything shakes and you fall down. And you have to get under the table so you don't get hurt." Thankfully we have an earthquack expert in the house now. I'm glad someone knows what to do.

2 comments:

bay said...

That is too precious!

beebee said...

Tooo Cute!!!!!!!