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What happened to the first National Evacuation on August 19th?

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PombinhaCoco7
8/28/2019 15:38 EST

Was it just for San Jose?
I have never heard anything about it here where I live.

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Kohl
8/28/2019 16:07 EST

There were a few areas mentioned in the 'press' that were supposed to participate on the exercise on Aug 19th,, but I never heard anything, good or bad.

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PombinhaCoco7
8/28/2019 18:43 EST

Hi Kohl,
I'm still traumatized from what I watched on my kitchen floor.
I've been through stronger earthquakes even as a child but this last one causes me even now to be afraid to walk in a certain area in my kitchen.
I heard someone say on TV that it's very frightening when you see something that is logically defiant.
That's exactly how I feel.
I saw 4 rows of tiles being lifted up while one part sank and they were shaped as 2 V's. Then they went back to their normal position again. How can this thing be?
I was also affected by the seismic wave and I was in shock. Everything happened so fast but at that particular moment I couldn't move. If my husband hadn't witnessed it I would think that my eyes had deceived me.
I've been praying for my floor since then. When I walk on it I'm afraid it will sink.

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Kohl
8/29/2019 11:26 EST

While I didn't observe the rolling movement of earth during a previous earthquake, my better half did.

Maybe you should get an engineer or builder to check out your condo. If nothing else, it may make you feel safer.

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PombinhaCoco7
8/29/2019 17:07 EST

If I was in the pool I wouldn't have seen any of this.
I don't even understand how someone can check it because we have the tiled patio outside and then there was a certain distance from the door to the tiles that moved.
This is even worse than the time when you mentioned that you had an opossum in your house and then I was afraid to have one under my bed.

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Kohl
8/29/2019 17:22 EST

I miss my interesting and often daily interactions with the wild life in my garden. Now I am pleased when my 'adopted adult cats' decide that I'm worth paying attention to.

It is isn't surprising that you feel apprehensive about the possibility of a repeat performance in your home. It would have scared me, too.

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