Reflections on Anchorage

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 TN Broker: 208698

Our Hearts and Prayers Are with Alaska 

Anchorage Sunset

When I heard about the earthquake in Anchorage today, memories flooded back about all the wonderful sights I saw when visiting there. I know they will rebuild but in the meantime, treasures are lost, lives are disrupted and hardships are ahead. 

There is much to be thankful for that a tsunami didn't happen and the quake wasn't worse than it was. Buildings and roads can be repaired. Lives were spared.

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Comments (26)

Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Debbie,

Definitely! 1964 was a lot worse it seems with a bunch of dwellings sucked into the earth.

Nov 30, 2018 07:38 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debbie, I totally get it, Diane called me as she was driving to work and told me about it.... glad our friend Debra Leisek  was safe in Homer Alaska, Endre

Nov 30, 2018 11:32 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Thank you Debbie It is a real miracle there was no loss of life and not real major injuries. It could have been so much worse.  There have been many aftershocks some quite substantial. People are nervous but grateful

Thank you Endre Barath, Jr. for reaching out to ask if I was ok. It was very nice of you and I really appreciate your sincere compassion

we are good for now...

but we know we must always be prepared for the big one

Dec 01, 2018 12:01 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Glad all is well, Debra. Our sister-in-law says it's been very unsettling at their home in Anchorage. 

Dec 01, 2018 07:11 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Debra Leisek - I'm so glad you're okay but still keeping everyone in Alaska, including you and Debb's family in my thoughts and prayers. 

Dec 01, 2018 07:47 AM
Debra Leisek

yes Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI   It is still ongoing for them The aftershocks have been massive and so unnerving. They just keep coming up there.


It seems to be a little better but they are still have aftershocks and no one can relax till those settle down


the Damage is greater than thought at first and with each 5+ aftershock there is room for more damage


Still no loss of life


No Looters


No gouging of products like water


Costco opened doors to everyone and sellingcases of water for 5 bucks. 


I love Alaska and Alaskans Very Proud to be part of this state

Dec 01, 2018 11:57 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Debra Leisek - Thank you for the update. I'll continue to hold you and all the people of Alaska in my thoughts and prayers. Although the aftershocks are still shocking and you never know when it will occur, I'm glad to know the people of 
Alaska are civil and not acting out in menacing ways to cause additional chaos. 


I can believe you when you say, "I love Alaska and Alaskans Very Proud to be part of this state."


Take care, my friend. It's great to hear from you. 

Dec 02, 2018 02:09 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm sure this was very scary -  I'm happy everyone is safe. 

Dec 01, 2018 04:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Debbie... I saw this on the news (briefly) yesterday. So frightening (we have good friends in Alaska). For some reason it didn't seem a well reported in the news as other similar events.

Dec 01, 2018 04:48 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Our hearts and prayers go out to all of those affected. Good to hear that you are safe Debra Leisek 

Dec 01, 2018 05:34 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debbie Reynolds - Thank you for this heartfelt blog post. I was in different meetings and driving most of the day. Debra Leisek and Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD family was on my mind. It's good to know Debra is okay. I am still concerned about Debb's son and grandchild, who I believe live close to Anchorage, but not sure. It was hard for me to focus when they were on my minds. 

My hearts and prayers and thoughts are on Alaska. This was shocking news around the world!

Dec 01, 2018 06:28 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Debbie Reynolds and Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI - It was very upsetting to hear about the quake yesterday. Actually though, my son's family lives in Juneau. However, I do have a sister-in-law in Anchorage. We were able to communicate with her immediately...she said it was scary, but she and her husband are okay. She says the dog was especially traumatized...

On another note, I lived in Juneau when the 1964 quake happened in Anchorage 9.2 ( Imagine)....I was a little girl, but remember being afraid of a tsunami - fortunately we were spared, but it was weird listening to all the radio reports from Anchorage ( for weeks) either confirming loss of live, or hearing names of those identified as safe. 

Dec 01, 2018 07:10 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - Thank you so much for letting me know about your family in Alaska. I was really concerned! ActiveRain has a way of making me feel like I'm part of all of your families. I hope you didn't think I was being nosy. Somehow, we are all connected on this great big "blue marble." Even though, we all don't get to set foot on another country, place, city, state, or continent, we're all connecting with others with our stories here on ActiveRain. 

I'm glad your sister-in-law in Anchorage is okay. How strange that her dog was "especially traumatized..."  Something triggered something in the dog. I hope he or she is going to be okay. I think it's proof, all creatures on earth have brains, perhaps releasing cortisol and oxytocin, or some type of chemicals that causes stress. 

Back in 1964, I was just a kid myself and I can't even imagine what it must have felt like for you to experience the quake of 1964, 9.2! I shiver, just to think of it even more today than back then (around that time) when in Chicago, kids were hiding under their desks because of the Sonic Boom set off by our government during the Cold War. 

Natural disasters is something nobody can prepare for and if notified with warning, I'd be one of the first to get out of dodge! I'm guessing, both quakes were without warning?

There are so many people dealing with heartbreak today. It just reinforces, we the people need to come together and stop trying to be right about politics. Although I nearly died a few times in my lifetime, I don't anticipate there being a Government in Heaven. Debb, I'm glad your family members are safe and hope this is the end to aftershocks. 

It's good to hear from you and paste an imagine in my head of the cities in Alaska. Thank you.  

Debbie Reynolds - Having been to Alaska, at a time when you were on a relaxing vacation, this really must have shook you up too. I hope you keep your good memories alive. Thankfully, to my knowledge there was no loss of life, just tremendous damage to infrastructure. This will obviously cause much inconvenience when road and bridge repairs begin. I promise, I will never complain when I'm inconvenienced in Dallas due to road constructions. And for every detour I must take, I'll drive slowly, thinking about how lucky I am instead of upset because I had to drive a little out of my way. Tragedies like this, puts things into a different perspective, doesn't it? 

 

Dec 01, 2018 07:35 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI Nosy? Absolutely not! I was touched by your concern. And yes, in AR we are all connected in a very special way to one another. ( Well, many of us) Lol. 

Dec 01, 2018 07:37 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - Just like family members, nobody is perfect! But we are all connected. (I like your sense of humor!)

Dec 01, 2018 07:45 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Debbie,
It is a relief to hear there was no loss of life.  That, alone is a miracle considering the magnitude of the quake!

Dec 01, 2018 11:00 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Those of us who have not been impacted by natural disasters this year are very lucky. We need to provide continuing support to the organizations that provide emergency assistance.

Dec 02, 2018 05:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debbie, we have friends up there for years and lucky they are safe and other then broken window in the house the rest of the house is okay but the pictures he text me of a road  1 mile away was so bad.

 

Dec 02, 2018 09:17 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Debbie Reynolds Debbie I though I would check in to see if you are OK. Since you haven't posted since December 1st I am worried that something happened.

Jan 27, 2019 12:35 PM
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Debbie Reynolds I recently came back to the AR blogging and haven't see you lately? I hope all is well with you and your family. Like Joe Pryor said we miss you. Have a safe warm November day with many blessings. Bob

Nov 20, 2020 02:25 AM