Hiding Under Our Desks or Hiding From The Truth?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 |

If you called our office at 11:00 AM this morning, my voice might have sounded a bit muffled. You see, on this 13th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake, I joined 36,666 other City employees in practicing 'Duck, Cover and Hold'.

Though the drill was soon over, I spent the next hour asking several media callers and members of the public what they will do when the earth starts shaking.

Their answers might surprise you.

Fewer than one-in-ten knew exactly what to do. Most mistakenly said they would stand in a doorway or run outside.

Far fewer could confidently say they were prepared for the eventuality of an earthquake.

So what of you?

OK, let's make it our little secret. Please get a round tuit!


Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

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