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  •  The earthquake was the worst I've experienced (7+ / 0-)

    We were without power for two and a half days, even though the other end of our block had it back within twelve hours.  That was bad enough, but the other problem was that hubby was in the thick of emergency communications back then - his radio station was one of the main hubs for the emergency alert system, and he was feeding communications from the main center at SF Fire Dept and police.  He didn't come home for 36 hours other than a brief stop to shower and grab clean clothes around 4am the morning after the quake.  Fortunately, we have always been pretty well prepared for emergencies so I had a good supply of lighting, and I didn't really need to cook anything so was able to keep the fridge closed and didn't lose too much food.

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