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Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt
i’ve never lived through a natural disaster. no big floods, extremly dangerous storms or an earthquake powerful enough to make me think it was anything more than my chair moving back from my desk for a few seconds.

when john’s family was here they asked about tsunamis – and wouldnt we get one head on should there be an earthquake out in the pacific. well, where we’re located we wouldn’t get the full force – the west side of vancouver island and further south along the coast of washington state. we’re slightly protected in vancouver although still in a path of danger. and we’re always waiting on that ‘big one’ – the big earthquake we’ve been prepping for since san franciso.

i just listened to the podcast john compiled yesterday. he uses audio sent to him by a friend/former co-worker at the radio station. it’s amazing to hear the police scanners, personal accounts and details. by far, it is not on the same level as tsunamis in indonesia or hurricanes in the gulf coast. but still – it’s moving, it’s scary, and it’s real.

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  1. gusgreeperThursday, April 20th, 2006 — 12:13pm PDT

    i have always been terrified of natural disaters i remember the earth quake a few years back that hit seattle i worked on the 16th floor at 1066 west hastings at the time and REALLY felt it up there but still knew that HERE it wasn’t bad.
    but since living in surrey for a year around grade 2 or 3 i remember talk of THE BIG one back then and THEN i started to worry about it and have nightmares and i know it will happen it freaks the crap out of me i try not to think about it.

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