Agency offers blanket waiver in Southern California
The nuns who inhabit the Carondelet Center in Brentwood, CA, typically enjoy their lush green lawn and views of the Santa Monica Mountains in the distance. But then severe wildfires threatened the nursing home, leading facility staff members to open their personal homes to evacuating nuns.
More than 100 of the frailest residents of California's largest veterans long-term care facility were evacuated this week amid concerns that rampant wildfires in the area could be detrimental to their health.
Having once slept through a 6.7-magnitude earthquake, driven blithely through snowstorms and regularly horrified my Kansas-born husband with my lack of knowledge about tornadoes, I am far from an expert on natural disaster planning.