By Dave Winer on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 7:55 PM.
On Tuesday we had a real earthquake in NYC, and on Sunday it looks like we're going to have a hurricane.
People here didn't understand what an earthquake is about, and luckily (knock wood) so far there have been no aftershocks, and apparently there was no major damage. You can't always tell how much damage there was in an earthquake. But hurricanes, a totallly different matter altogether.
I went to college in New Orleans where hurricanes are a way of life this time of year. We had no direct hits while I was there, but we did have a couple of near-misses.
What worries me is if there's an evacuation, how it would work. In the Gulf, people know how to evacuate. In New York, even in the summer with the city relatively empty, the question is How? And Where?
Life will not be normal here on Sunday and Monday, but people aren't getting that.
Honestly I have no clue what I'm doing and where I'm going and if the East Village is a good place to wait it out.