Saturday, November 3, 2007

If this were real, we’d be underwater by now

Monday was Sāmoa’s first national tsunami drill. When the announcement went out, everyone was required to make his or her way to designated high ground. Ours was at Chanel College, about four miles away. Of course, you cannot use vehicles, as that would lead to standstill traffic jams. So we hoofed it up the mountain at 11:30 am under the blazing sun for an hour or so. I was actually enjoying it. It was hot and sweaty and long and quite a work out — and it felt great. Of course later that night my hips had a thing or two to say about the whole experience.

— Sara

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