I lived 2 doors down (behind the blue house in the photo). A family friend, Rob Allen, lived in the corner apartment behind where the balcony sits in this photo. He said that when the earthquake started, he ran out the front door and the balcony came crashing down only a few steps behind him. My brother got our pipe wrench and shut the gas off to the house, which you could hear and smell leaking. It was his lucky day!
Posted by Joshua Ewing (guest) on Sun 14 Jul 2013 10:54:26 AM PDT