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In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the Loma Prieta Earthquake Steve Nicholson was a Dispatcher Clerk with Caltrans in the Office of Communications in Sacramento. In this interview he describes his personal earthquake experience in Sacramento at Caltrans Headquarters and of his two sisters, who were in San Francisco. Then he describes how busy he was in the hours after earthquake, receiving reports from the Office of Emergency Services and distributing them. For the next month after the earthquake he worked the night shift and he continued to receive updates from the Office of Emergency Services and California Highway Patrol on road closures and hazards.
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