Filling up our natural disastor bingo card

Two weeks ago today a 5.9 earthquake rocked my office in Chinatown. Then four days later it got hit with a little torrential rain from Hurricane Irene. You would think after that we would be done with the natural disasters for a while.

Apparently not.

Late this morning we started to see smoke coming out of the roof right outside our huge windows:

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Then a bunch of the employees from that Chinese restaurant came up and started trying to put out what we now realized was a pretty good fire.

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Then the sirens came.

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All told there were more than 10 emergency responses vehicles circling our block.

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Apparently the fire went down quickly because by the time I went to lunch a bit later they were already winding the hoses back up.

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I really hope this is the end of Mother Nature’s wrath for now because lately I feel like we’re re-enacting some warped version of Captain Planet. So far we’ve had Earth, Wind, Water, and now Fire. All we’ve got left is Heart and although I always thought he was a bit of a pussy, I don’t want to see what his evil alter ego might throw at us.

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About The 1st Draft

I am a 20-something writer living in (okay, near) DC who loves politics, books, television, soccer, a good conversation, Cardinals baseball, and playing with my adorable nieces and nephews.
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2 Responses to Filling up our natural disastor bingo card

  1. Okay, true. How did I know you would be the one to point this out?

  2. L'oncle says:

    Megs, darling,
    The fires in Texas are a natural disaster… fires in the exhaust fans of Chinese restaurants in the DC area are as predictable as, um, my astrology forecast in the SF Chronicle tomorrow.

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