Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I Survived the East Coast Earthquake
I was just walking in the office on the 3rd floor of the John A. Wilson building with lunch in hand around 1:55 pm, when the building had a slight rattle. Someone asked, "what was that?" As the shaking got more intense we took cover then proceeded to emergency evacuate the building. With only my cell and my frozen yogurt in hand, we left the building. By the time we got outside, the streets were flooded with tourists and federal/dc employees crossing the street onto Freedom Plaza. Everyone was taking to their cell phones to call loved ones or to find out what was happening. Fortunately I was able to tweet and read that an earthquake had struck in Virginia and the shock waves were felt as far as NYC. I honestly thought it was a bomb, as working only two blocks from the White House, you have to expect the worst. Fortunately no one was seriously injured and we are awaiting further reports on structures and bridges in the region. There was a report that there is cracks in the floor of the John Wilson building, which may have yours truly working from home. Since Metro was running with extreme delays as the feds had an early release. I walked 5 miles home. Yes, the modern day Fredrick Douglass (look up that history) All is well..next...Hurricane Ireme.