While Irvine has its share of issues, we’ve been lucky enough to avoid major natural disasters.
I have a relative who enjoys using quaint sayings such as, “Don’t spit into the wind,” and “Don’t stir the pot. ”Maybe there’s one about not spitting into the pot. I don’t recall.
Don’t tempt fate, is how I interpret the one about the wind. So I certainly won’t suggest that Irvine is immune from natural disasters. After all, we sit a few miles from the Newport-Inglewood Fault, which was responsible for the 6.3 Long Beach earthquake in 1933.
We’re in no hurry to experience a major quake, and if we learned anything from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma it’s the importance of preparation for disaster. How is your plan?
It’s hard to imagine what our fellow citizens in Florida and Texas have endured in what’s a historically dangerous hurricane season.
Which is why I urge my fellow lucky locals to go to the disaster relief page on the city of Irvine’s website. There are suggestions on ways to donate to hurricane relief, and in so doing help those who don’t have the good fortune and foresight to live where we do.