Chill out, National News!

by , under personal, Pirate

I had another blog post ready to go for today – but on Friday we had an earthquake sort of near where we live. No damage in our house, and as far as earthquakes go – there’s been property damage, but no injuries or death. No freeways in need of repair.

But if you watch the national news coverage, it’s nothing but the absolute worst circumstances being presented as the norm. No mention of how small an area the bulk of the damage has been contained in.

And naturally, all they do is talk about the likelihood of a bigger quake. Even though experts very carefully said that because it’s been awhile since we’ve had a large earthquake in Southern California, it’s likely- but that there was only a 5% chance that Friday’s quake was a precurser to a bigger one.

So we’re fine here. Most everyone is. Don’t let the news freak you out.

If you want to find a natural disaster to be more concerned with, look into the landslide in WA, and see if there’s any way that you can help there. People died, people are missing. That’s a natural disaster that we should be focusing on.