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January 17, 1994
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 15, 2020 09:37PM
A day I'll not forget.
The Northridge earthquake (misnamed but that's another story) arrived in the early hours of the morning, our house was sitting on the epicenter and we woke immediately and were literally trapped; could not exit a sloshing around waterbed until the shaking stopped.



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Re: January 15, 1994
Posted by: MikeF
Date: January 15, 2020 10:23PM
Except the earthquake happened in the early morning of January 17, 1994.

I had taken that day off as vacation and then received a call stating that the location that I worked at was closed due to some damage that occurred. Was not able to recover my vacation day.
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Re: January 17, 1994
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 15, 2020 11:23PM
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MikeF
Except the earthquake happened in the early morning of January 17, 1994.

I had taken that day off as vacation and then received a call stating that the location that I worked at was closed due to some damage that occurred. Was not able to recover my vacation day.

You're right. That it was Martin Luther King Day that particular year is what caused the memory to surface. It was one hell of a ride with an aftermath that stretched on for months

Edit to correct the actual date.



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Re: January 17, 1994
Posted by: Buzz
Date: January 16, 2020 12:18AM
Now THAT was a helluva day.


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Re: January 17, 1994
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: January 16, 2020 12:52AM
most definitely...





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Re: January 15, 1994
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 16, 2020 12:56AM
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MikeF
Except the earthquake happened in the early morning of January 17, 1994.

4:31 AM, to be precise.

I was scheduled to start my shift loading package cars at the UPS hub in Gardena at 4:30 AM. Except that night, for the first time in YEARS, I overslept... and was safe in bed in Costa Mesa when things started shaking at 4:31 AM.

The quake knocked power out to the building where I worked. I learned the next day that they weren't able to begin loading package cars until the sun came out -- the trucks left the hub much later than normal that day.

Not that any of our customers probably minded -- a lot went on that day.



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Re: January 17, 1994
Posted by: August West
Date: January 16, 2020 11:24AM
Left the studio at 2 am, in bed in Sherman Oaks before 3. Like Rgr, thrown from the bed and could not get up until it stopped. Walked out to Ventura Blvd. after the quake and it looked like a friggin' war. 3 - 4 story brick building collapsed and covering Ventura, all the alarms going, broken water pipes spraying water everywhere, yikes



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