An Earthquake and A Hurricane in One Week. Hmm.

It has been an eventful week for many of us on the East Coast.  On Tuesday, August 23rd, our region was hit with an earquake that registered 5.8 on the Richter scale.  I was in a training session when it felt like a subway was running under the building.  We were at Front & Hunting Park at the Alternative Education headquarters so the subway or the El was not a possibility.  It lasted about 30 seconds to me.  I was ready to exit the building but the speaker, Ben Wright, just kept on talking.  They were some heavy words :-)  We were lucky that no one died and that there was no serious damage.  The earthquake was centered in Virginia and felt as far away as Canada.

This weekend we were hit by Hurricane Irene.  It started out as a Category 3 storm when it was in the Atlantic Ocean.  By the time it hit land in North Carolina, it was downgraded to a Category 1.  There is flooding in Darby and in Manayunk.  Thank goodness we were spared the brunt of the storm.  It is now a tropical depression.  I was tired of watching the news coverage but I will scan the Washington Post to get the latest updates.  God Bless anyone who lost lives and property. 

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