by Maria Downey
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- There's been a whole lot of shaking going on, and for those of us in earthquake zones it's been a wakeup call.
The Red Cross and other emergency responders want to make sure Alaskans are prepared before disaster strikes.
Scenes like the ones out of Haiti can frighten just about anyone in an earthquake zone-- especially those who have seen it firsthand.
"I was mentally prepared in some respects, but… It was unlike anything I had experienced before," said Kelly Hurd with the American Red Cross of Alaska.
"It was just really difficult to see the amazing devastation," she said.
Hurd has been telling her story about her recent Red Cross mission to Haiti.
"We went to some spots where folks had literally hardly any belongings at all; they'd lost literally everything," she said.
"I was just amazed that that was a multi-story building and it's just reduced to absolutely nothing," Hurd said.