‘Some had been evacuated, others were just worried’
ELEVEN-year-old Tyler Mulcahy was among those who raced to the Salvation Army centre to see if he could help.
Tyler, who lives in New Street, Folkestone, said: “I was woken up by the shaking and my mum said: ‘Get out!’
“I went downstairs and everything had fallen on the floor.
“I ran to the centre and found there was no electricity, so I ran back and got two torches and a radio.”
Fellow helper Neil Vickery, who lives in Dover Road, said: “The centre is a focal point in the community.
“Some people were evacuated here, others were just worried and nervous.
“I was sleeping and the tremor woke me but there was no damage to my house.”
Jennifer Jordan sought refuge at the centre with her chow-chow, Shan, after being evacuated from her home in Fernbank Crescent.
She said: “Some of the windows cracked, but there was no serious damage.”
Michael DeFroand talks to 11-year-old helper Tyler Mulcahy