Disasters in Grayslake's history were the focus of a recent program hosted by The Grayslake Historical Society.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
It was just an ordinary night in Grayslake in 1978 for Evelyn Cole Kaht until her family home exploded. “The hands of Richard Cole’s clock are stuck at 10:28," Kaht wrote in a story about the local disaster. "It is the only clock of the several he owned, cleaned and tinkered with that has never been repaired. The clock ticked its final seconds on Tuesday evening, October 10, 1978. I was a senior at Grayslake Community High School that year and it was the week of homecoming. We lived at 160 Park Place, in a home that was owned by Ruth Pester.” This was the first paragraph of Kaht's story, which recalled the fateful night when her Grayslake home exploded. The event was just one of many disaster stories shared during the April 14 Reminisce …
Centers for Disease Control tells how to prepare for zombie takeover and offers advice on natural disaster preparedness.
Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is faced with the task of getting the word out about how to prepare for natural disasters, like hurricanes and tornadoes. This year, CDC is getting a little help spreading the word from the undead. In a blog post by Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan, readers are told that if zombies did start roaming the streets – like in a scene from Night of the Living Dead – CDC would conduct an investigation like it would for any other disease outbreak. “Not only would scientists be working to identify the cause and cure of the zombie outbreak, but CDC and other federal agencies would send medical teams and first responders to help those in affected areas (I will be volunteering the young …