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16 FRIDAY. AUGUST 26 - MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011 Earthquake Continued from page 10 shaking," said Dover resident Catherine Ortiz. "I stood up thinking I was going crazy and it was still shaking. I grabbed my cell phone and ran outside with no shoes. [It was] very scary. I didn't know what to do." Patti Persia was on the phone with someone in New York at the time of the quake and initially thought someone hit her Milford home with a car. "The person I was on the phone with said 'Why is my building moving?'" she said. "I asked him 'How did you know that? My house is moving!' Got my heart pumping, that's for sure." More stories From Dale Wagner in Venice, Fla.: "I have relatives that live in Rehoboth Beach, and my aunt was in the kitchen and all of a sudden she said it felt like she was dizzy. Then she saw the lights moving on the ceiling. She wasn't dizzy. It was the quake. I talked to her last night and I could hear her voice in a nervous tremble." Leroy Hazzard of Magnolia, who lives in a home built in the 1700s, had this account: "I was sitting at my kitchen island Work- ing on my laptop. The house fek like it was swaying from west to east. I thought a large truck was going by at first, then realized it was an earthquake. It was terrify- ing since this part of the house has considerable settling and sloping floors upstairs. I really didn't know if the plaster ceiling was going to come down. In the end, just a few cracks. Two an- tique clocks in this part of the house stopped at the exact time of the earthquake." Rehoboth Beach resident Dolph Spain shared the story of his house guest: "I had an out-0f- town guest who went to get gas at the Valero gas station on the corner of Route 1 and Rehoboth Avenue Extended. She was stopped, waiting to exit the park- ing lot when her car started shak- ing. She could not figure out the cause until she heard the report of the earthquake." Gregory Schmuck of Ephrata, Pa., didn't let the quake get in the way of his work: "I was working in a two-story building that was built in the 1940s. I was working on some plumbing problems and thought that it got very windy. I looked out the window and there was no wind. The walls of the apartment were swaying back and forth and I figured it was an earthquake. I did continue work- ing and heard on the radio that it was a quake. I did not panic or leave the building like the gov- ernment workers did. When you have a real job you are inclined to lust stay at ft." NEWS Bring ina picture of your pet to any WSFS branch, or submit your photo online at www.wsfspetcontest.com during toe month of August and enter to win the 2011 Pet Photo Contest. Winning pet in each category will receive a $250 Concord Pet gift card, blue ribbon and trophy. For every personal or business checking account opened during the month of August, WSFS will donate $1 to the Delaware Humane Association. NO oOrchase necessan/Associates and their immCdlate families' pets 8r not eli!lible to wln, To uua{i5/, submit your photo at ao~ WSF$ branch and comply with the terms and conditions available at the branch. If submitting your photo onnne, submitter must comply with tl~ online terms and contritions. Contest runs from August 1,20}1 to August 31, 2Oll. Winning photo wil be chosen no later than Sept~ml~r 30, 20tl, In-branch submitted photos will not t~e return~l. 02011W}lmingtonSavingsFundSociety FSB MemberFDIC 3 great categories: Best tn Show, Most Personality and Kids & Pets. bOe~ S+a~td For ~.rvicg," www.wsfsbank.com 1 -888-WSFSBANK the FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTHY LIVING FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COME PLAY When kids play sports, take a dance class or learn to swim, they build confidence, develop healthy habits & discover their potentiall Membership good at all 6 branches in Delaware! SUSSEX FAMILY YMCA