October 15, 2008

Earthquake preparedness

As his activity with the Tournament of Roses wanes, my dad has gotten involved with the Red Cross. As a director of special projects, he is currently working with various southern California municipalities to help them improve their residents' readiness for major disasters. He pointed me to this very informative guide to living in earthquake country which I wanted to pass along.

A number of other great resources are available on the USGS Earthquake Preparedness & Response web page.


Laurel said...

Agreed! Motivated me to commit to writing down our emergency plan, printing out several copes (one for each car, etc.) and pairing that with a kit of supplies. Do it now!

jovaliquilts said...

I'll check those out. I'm taking CERT training and we were just talking about earthquakes. There's lots of contradictory info out there. Believe it or not, we live in earthquake country out here. We've had two since we've lived here, and the worst ever earthquake known in the US centered on St. Louis and caused damage through a huge midwestern area because our soil type greatly increases the damage radius over what you have in California. Unfortunately, no one here is prepared for one.