Getting Ready For The Big One In Seattle

High-pitched sirens rip through the serenity of a beautiful morning in Bellevue, Wash. At the first eerie wail, 350 Boeing Co. employees flee their two-story office buildings and swarm into parking lots. Volunteers in red baseball caps prod stragglers, herding them into groups on the asphalt. "Medics" in bright orange vests rescue "victims," with arms bound in colored bandages: red for bleeders, yellow for broken bones, black for the dead--those pretending to be dead, that is: Throughout the Puget Sound area, Boeing is holding drills to prepare for the next big earthquake.

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