Thursday, November 13, 2008


Today, November 13, 2008, the Earthquake Country Alliance has organized the Great Southern California Shakeout, a massive earthquake drill--7.5 magnitude--at 10 AM. THIS IS ONLY A DRILL! Below is a list of things you can do and things you should have on hard, in case...

  • If you're INDOORS when it hits, Drop, Cover, and Hold On!

  • If you're OUTDOORS when it hits, Move to a clear area if you can safely do so.

  • If you're DRIVING when it hits, pull over to the side, stop and set your parking brake.

  • AVOID overpasses, bridges and power-lines.

  • Have on hand: Water, food, blankets, clothing, flashlights, batteries, radio--for SEVERAL days or WEEKS.

  • Have emergency items in your car

  • Prepare your home: secure furniture, electronics, wall hangings, ANYTHING that could fall

  • Know where your gas shut off is and HOW to SHUT IT OFF

Those are just a teeny-tiny list of things WE should DO. For more information on this event TODAY and HOW-TO be prepared, click on THE SHAKEOUT.
Other helpful links below include:
Earthquake Country
ShakeOut: What You Can Do
Dare to Prepare
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
U.S. Geological Survey

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