Verrazano Narrows Bridge from Arthur von Briesen Park, S.I.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Run Don't Walk!
Always a big fan of pictograms, your correspondent captured this one by the stairway leading from the beach at Zappallar, a beautiful coastal beach resort northwest of Santiago. This one takes no chances, including not only the graphic but a bilingual message. Evacuation is no joke here in Chile where tsunamis added to the damage and loss of life following the massive 8.8 earthquake of 2010. A wave of 8 feet 6 inches was recorded at Valparaíso, just to the south of here. The Chilean Navy eventually took responsibility for not issuing immediate alerts about the tsunami, which would have saved lives. The moral of the story: Always know where your exits are!