On July 29th, the Los Angeles region experienced a 5.4 scale earthquake. It was a reminder and a warning that we live in earthquake country and we need to be prepared for the big one. Luckily, it was uneventful compared to the 6.6 Sylmar earthquake in 1971 and the 6.7 Northridge earthquake in 1994. Both quakes claimed many lives and caused billions of dollars in property damage. It's been over ten years since the Northridge earthquake and experts regularly say it is not a matter of if, but when another earthquake of this magnitude will occur. Take a moment to click on the links and read through all the earthquake preparedness tip sheets. Requires Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader (Free download).
- What To Do Before, During and After Earthquake Brochure
- Ever Wonder What Causes Earthquakes?
- Earthquake: Duck Cover & Hold Drill
- Emergency Supplies Checklist
- Preparing Your Family
- Preparing Children for Earthquakes
- Tips for the Physically Challenged
- Tips for the Elderly
- Tips for Apartment and Mobile Home Managers
- Organizing Your Neighborhood
- Tips for Pet Owners
- How To Secure Your Furniture
- How To Strap Your Water Heater
- The ABCs of Post-Earthquake Evacuation
- Earthquake Planners for Schools, Home, Community, and Disabled
Having the right information and being prepared means that we are saving lives.