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224. An Earthquake
Jacquelyn and her family were sleeping in their
. Their dog Scruffy was asleep next to Jacquelyn.
was 4:36 a.m. and the night was quiet.
were no cars passing in the street, no
could be heard, it was like everything was
. Jacquelyn always put a cup with water next
her bed, so that if she got thirsty
the night she didn't have to walk all
way to the kitchen. That was when it
. The furniture started shaking, and the cup of
fell to the floor. Scruffy started barking and
woke up Jacquelyn. She looked around and saw
all her stuff was shaking. She started screaming.
after, her father came in and told her
come out quick.
It was an earthquake. Jacquelyn
so scared, and couldn't move. Her father went
and picked her up. He took her outside,
Jacquelyn's mother and brother were at already. Jacquelyn
her brother were crying. They didn't understand what
Luckily, Jacquelyn's mother had prepared an emergency
and had it outside. She looked for the
, which was hidden inside a fake rock, and
the box. She pulled out blankets to keep
children warm. Jacquelyn looked at her mother and
the blanket. She then saw her dad take
flashlight from the box. He used the flashlight
see if the house had any damage. The
knew the house was not safe, so they
up until someone could examine the house.
didn't have school due to the earthquake, so
spent the day with their parents. Jacquelyn was
proud of her parents, because they knew what
do during this disaster. She talked to her
, and they weren't so lucky. Jacquelyn went up
her mother and father and hugged them, because
knew she felt the protection of her parents.