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Labels: B.C., earthquakes, storms, West Coast
posted by christina @ 10:42 PM
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Glad all is well and that you have surfaced. It's been a while. When do the kids go back to school?
Wow, I'm phoning home right away!My mother has a story of the big one that hit Vancouver Island in 1946 centred in Comox / Cumberland. She was a trainee nurse at the time. All of a sudden she heard a roar like a freignt train going by right outside. The room started to shake and a patient's bed started to slide. She threw herself over the bed and as she lay prone over the bed, saw a row of poplar trees in the distance lift up and then down again in a wave like piano keys, daylight showing between the ground and the trunk through the roots.
What? Well, that's what happens when you miss the news, eh? Happy to hear that all are well in BC.
maribeth - Yes, they are all fine since the quake was underwater and quite far north. Kids go back to school on Monday! Wheee!letters - Wow, I think my mother had just moved to Canada in 1946 and my dad didn't get there until the mid-50's so I haven't heard any stories. I only heard this yesterday briefly on Sky News - all they said was "earthqake, West Coast" so I had visions of all the houses above my parents' place sliding down the hill complete with concrete swimming pools! CSwiss - Thanks! I'm happy too. It seems to have hardly made the news in Europe.
So glad to read that the Mausi Fam is safe and sound.
Glad to know everyone is well. My parents are driving out to California right now. I kep calling them suggesting they take it slow and let the weather pass.
It is crazy weather out there. I heard that all the passes through the mountains are closed for the first time in 15 years. So glad to hear your family is safe!
Each time I turn on the news I expect to hear something else, like a plague of locusts has descended upon LA ... wait a minute, that would be the media coverage of the storms. Hope your loved one remain warm, dry, and under a strong roof.
mom was driving home from California and got caught in that storm. They had to pull over at a hotel for a few hours and wait till the road reopened. We only got a bit of wind up our way.As for the quake - didnt feel a thing. Mind you I lived in Japan and suffered through my fair share of their quakes and a 6 is nothing. lolHappy New Year - nothing like rocking in the new year eh.
Honestly, is EQ one of the reasons why you left Vancouver BC? (Well I say BC, cause of family in Vancouver WA) - After my hometown Oslo, Vancouver, at least by nature and seasons is most like here - but EQ - no, I'm not used to itoopps, must stop talking, I( mean writing.Vancouver, i do have family there - oh stopyou are living in Germany - at the most 2 hrs flight away?But, as bloggers, milliseconds away. Blog 4 Peace
So glad to hear everyone's oky, Christina!!!
Gosh, I'm here and I didn't even notice... I will have pics of the west coast up soon :) Hope your mojo comes back I am feeling kind of blah as well.
yup - I'm very tired of the rain...
kind of funny that i was there at that time and yet didn't hear anything about it until i read about it here on your blog. must not of effected us suburb (Langley) people too much. i sure don't miss the grey rainy days. i'll take my sunny Corsican days anytime!
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