Up until yesterday the only “Earthquake” most people had heard of around here was this guy
His real name was John Tenta, and for a while he was the arch nemesis of such wrestlers as Hulk Hogan, and Jake the Snake Roberts. In fact one time he even did his “Earthquake Splash” on Jake’s prized snake Damien and made QUAKE BURGERS!
The point is that earthquakes do not often happen here so when they do it is a pretty big deal. Thankfully the most significant calls we had in our area were smells of gas (which was more people watching the news than actually smelling gas) and some minor building damage assessments. Unfortunately the folks in Louisa County were not as lucky, as they had several building collapse calls and their combination system was stretched thin (as was our and most other systems).
The whole point is to remain ready for anything, and to make sure you have a plan to take care of your family when you are on duty. That way you can concentrate on working and not be distracted by what is going on at home.
If anyone has any good earthquake pictures, stories, etc. send them on and I will put them on the blog.
I am still looking through my pictures and trying to find the material for the final post on roof venting so stay tuned for that. Also do not forget to follow along on twitter @averagejakeff.
As usual thanks for reading, spread the word, and STAY SAFE!