Palo Altans camping out at Quakeville, Palo Alto's simulated earthquake reaction this weekend, found themselves engaged in a surprise "missing person" search Saturday night. Here are some images of the event.
As of Saturday morning, nearly 50 people had registered for the overnight event.
Despite an initial ban, pets were allowed after all at the weekend "Quakeville" emergency-preparedness campout/drill at Juana Briones Park -- thanks to Thursday's gas-main explosion and fire in San Bruno.
Quakeville organizer Lydia Kou changed her mind to allow pets because of the recent fire disaster in San Bruno. Kou said she heard stories of how people grabbed their pets first and left many other valuable objects in their homes to burn.
"Maybe pets are something we need to put as a top priority," Kou said. "If people are going to be grabbing their pets in disaster circumstances, then they should be allowed here."