Juana Avila was not herself the day of the earthquake in Mexico City. Her thoughts were back with her parents, who were a 40-minute drive from the area of destruction. Her father was home and safe, and only felt a little shake from the disaster. However, her mother was not at home at the time. “As soon as I heard the news, I was freaking out,” said Avila, the director of religious education at St. Joseph Parish in Waukesha. “I knew my mom was out and wasn’t with my dad in a safe place.