An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 07:58

Yesterday a 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred on the east coast of the U.S. The earthquake was felt from southern Virginia all the way to Canada and did not miss the NY Metropolitan area.

Some of us experienced shaking and vibrations in many buildings (This almost never happened when previous Mayors were in charge). At this point, there is little reported damage or injuries. In most cases, there was temporary and orderly evacuation of buildings. Earthquakes do not occur in our area very often. The last one of this magnitude occurred in 1897 and we can surely wait another 114 years for the next one.

There are always things to learn when the unexpected happens. Our community leaders should review Public Safety recommendations and suggest specific procedures in the event of any future natural dissasters. A word to the wise is usually sufficient.