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Woodshop scrap bins painted up nice to identify what goes in which bin.
FEMA and the quake. As a follow-up to the Earthquake, we've had two visits from FEMA. They came out to assess the damage done and to determine if we were eligible for relief funds for finishing repairing damages our buildings suffered from the earthquake. Their most recent decision is that we are not eligible, since we are not individual home-owners. [Posted 2/16/2012.]
Hurricane Irene came through on the weekend following the quake but thankfully did no damage here. Electrical power was out overnight, and our fancy T1 internet connection was down for days following that. [Posted 9/5/2011.]
August 23 Earthquake (then a hurricane a week later)! Twin Oaks was hit pretty hard by a powerful 5.8 quake — we were less than 4 miles from the epicenter. There was a tremendously loud thundering noise, and buildings shook extremely forcefully for 20 or 30 seconds. Most bedrooms and public spaces got a thick carpet of debris — books, clothing, food, furniture, bookshelves, broken glass, layered so thick that you couldn't see the floor in many spaces.