Five Things To Know About Columbia, 8/24

You’re not cool unless you felt the earthquake.

1) The Weather

“Sunny, with a high near 85. South wind between 5 and 11 mph.” - From the National Weather Service

2) Event to Watch Out For

Hurricane Irene.

Its effects are expected to come through our area. According to the National Weather Service, you should expect some thunderstorms on Thursday. There is some good information on Howard County Executive Ken Ulman’s Facebook page on how to prepare your home and family from complications that may result from extreme weather.

3) Best Earthquake Tweet

From @howchowblog to @ColumbiaPatch, which shamefully missed the quake due to being in the car: “Missing a quake because you're in a car = Another argument for public transportation. Quake-shaking trains are so dramatic.”

4) Question of the Day

Was your first thought after yesterday’s tremor related to national security? The quake occurred shortly before the 9/11 10th anniversary. See the reactions from your neighbors in Columbia in our story —ranging from the surreal to the mundane. Post your first impression .

5) Headlines You May Have Missed 8/23

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One of the 5 should be the spike in crime in Columbia, and utter lack of response or comment from the HCPD...


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