Saturday, January 05, 2008

oh oh

I had to phone 'home' (that would be British Columbia) today as soon as I heard this news.

Magnitude 6.7 quake hits near B.C. coast

Huge storm hits West Coast

Loved ones are fine despite crazy weather.

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At January 06, 2008 1:35 a.m., Blogger Maribeth said...

Glad all is well and that you have surfaced. It's been a while. When do the kids go back to school?

At January 06, 2008 6:47 a.m., OpenID lettershometoyou said...

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.

At January 06, 2008 11:36 a.m., Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

What? Well, that's what happens when you miss the news, eh? Happy to hear that all are well in BC.

At January 06, 2008 8:53 p.m., Blogger christina said...

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.

At January 06, 2008 10:06 p.m., Blogger essie said...

So glad to read that the Mausi Fam is safe and sound.

At January 07, 2008 12:13 a.m., Blogger hexe said...

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.

At January 07, 2008 12:21 a.m., Blogger Julia said...

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!

At January 07, 2008 11:53 p.m., Blogger Mike B said...

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.

At January 08, 2008 6:26 a.m., Blogger Andrea said...

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.
Happy New Year - nothing like rocking in the new year eh.

At January 09, 2008 11:46 p.m., Blogger TorAa said...

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 it

oopps, must stop talking, I( mean writing.

Vancouver, i do have family there - oh stop

you are living in Germany - at the most 2 hrs flight away?

But, as bloggers, milliseconds away. Blog 4 Peace

At January 11, 2008 5:06 p.m., Blogger Ginnie said...

So glad to hear everyone's oky, Christina!!!

At January 12, 2008 8:22 p.m., Blogger Runaway Rubber Duckie said...

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.

At January 15, 2008 4:48 a.m., Blogger Expat Traveler said...

yup - I'm very tired of the rain...

At January 30, 2008 7:48 p.m., Anonymous cara said...

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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