Saturday, August 27, 2011

Earthquakes and Hurricanes

An unexpected earthquake this week in VA caused people up and down the east coast to literally shake in their shoes. It caused damage to major landmarks, and did structural damage to structures throughout the region. The earthquake also brought down upon the good folk of the east coast some major criticism and scorn from our neighbors in the west.

But, I'd say we weathered the earthquake pretty well, as we were gearing up for a hurricane. Water bottles, milk, bread, eggs and toilet paper were absent at the grocery stores. It was snowmageddon-like in August.

Evacuate! Evacuate! Evacuate!

Happily, not much has happened to us so far. The wind is starting to whip up, but nothing like previous hurricanes I've lived through on Long Island in my youth.

 When the clouds are full, they pour out rain upon the earth. Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, wherever it falls, there shall it lie. One who pays heed to the wind will not sow, and one who watches the clouds will never reap. (Ecc 11:3-4)

My observation is this: I'd rather have time to prepare for a hurricane that doesn't end up making much of an impact, than be surprised by an earthquake that does.

Stay safe everyone. Our prayers are with you.

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