Are You Really Ready for the Next Big California Earthquake?

No one can predict when or where it will happen. Video of Napa’s 6.1 quake from 2014 reminds all of us to make preparations now.

Falling debris, power outages, ruptured pipes, and fires are just a few of the catastrophic things that can happen following a large earthquake. How prepared is your family?

Temblors occur on a daily basis in this state. They are a sobering reminder to Californians that large earthquakes could happen at any moment, and we need to be ready to take care of ourselves for several days following a disaster.

October 17, 2014 marked 25 years since the Loma Prieta earthquake struck Northern California. Bay Area residents will never forget the harrowing 6.9 magnitude quake that claimed 63 lives. Those not living in the area witnessed the event on television when the 15-second quake struck at 5:04 p.m. during the airing of the 1989 World Series.

Northern California residents were recently reminded of Loma Prieta when a 6.1 magnitude quake struck American Canyon in the North Bay Area during the early morning hours on Aug. 24, 2014. The devastating quake caused severe damage to buildings, homes, and infrastructure.

Or view more here: Stay Safe: Everything You Need To Know In An Emergency Is Now A Tap Away regarding an awesome app from the Red Cross.

What about your pets? Pets need disaster kits equipped with food, water, and medication.

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 5:58 pm
Gordon Myers | Category: CA EARTHQUAKES | Tagged

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