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  • Are you ready to Shake it?!?

    Do you know how to protect yourself and others during an earthquake? Even if earthquakes are rare where you live, they may happen where you or your family travel. Great ShakeOut earthquake drills are an annual opportunity for people in homes, schools, and organizations to get prepared for major earthquakes, so use this event as an opportunity to learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake. Participate on Thursday, October 20, 2016 - find your Official ShakeOut region. For more ShakeOut resources click here.

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  • Quaking

    We've shared information on Earthquake Preparedness, and that it's not just for Californians, but right now - it is!

    CA-EarthquakeSouthern California Residents, please be advised that an Earthquake Advisory has been issued. Help pass the word by sharing this post now.

    ABC News and others announced Heightened Earthquake Alert Issued for Southern California

    The warning by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services follows a series of small temblors deep under the Salton Sea, which is located on the 800-mile-long San Andreas fault.

    Such warnings are typically issued once or twice a year, said Kelly Huston, the deputy director of crisis communications for the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

    The latest alert was issued after 142 temblors hit starting Monday near Bombay Beach at the southern end of the fault. Those quakes ranged from a magnitude of 1.4 to 4.3, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

    Are you READY? Are you READY?

    Scientists estimate the probability of a quake with a magnitude of 7.0 or higher on the southern San Andreas fault being triggered is as high as 1 in 100 and as low as 1 in 3,000. The average chance for such an earthquake striking on any given week is 1 in 6,000. That heightened probability will last through Tuesday.

    Earthquakes along the San Andreas typically occur every 300 years, said Morgan Page, a geophysicist with the USGS. Earthquake Science Center, but the southernmost end of the fault hasn't ruptured since 1690.

    "There is significant stress stored on the southern end," Page said.

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday?signed legislation to develop a statewide warning system to inform Californians of impending earthquakes through their cellphones, radios and other devices.

    "California is earthquake country," said Mark Ghilarducci, the director of the state's Office of Emergency Services. "We must always be prepared and not let our guard down."

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  • Earthquake

    earthquake-alertEarthquakes happen... and it's not just a West Coast phenomena. Some of the most damaging earthquakes in American History occurred in Missouri!

    We'll be providing a lot of different disaster survival tips throughout National Preparedness Month in September with a focus on this year's theme “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” - but deeper into the plans you need to create as well.

    So if, for instance, you are living in Kansas you might think often of Tornadoes, but you should include earthquake and flooding in your plans as well. Other considerations which may not come to mind during the extreme heat of September is what do plan for Winter and Extreme cold.

    We would like all our readers to learn about and consider all possible disasters - and how to survive them.

    Now - let's look at Earthquakes...

    Earthquake & Emergency Survival Kits

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    72 Hours & Longer Emergency Disaster Preparedness Kits

    EarthQuake-seizmicEarthquake Safety is a bit different from other catastrophes… many natural disasters give warning: from weather watches and alerts, to news, even to seasonal likelihood. Earthquakes give no warning. Earth quakes are sudden and can be scary and devastating. First, remember to drop, cover, and hold on. The best thing you can do during an earthquake is to ride it out safely. If you can get under a large and sturdy piece of furniture, this is the safest place to avoid collapsing ceiling or walls, flying debris, and other hazards. If you have no furniture to crawl under, consider interior hallways (if you can put your back against one wall and brace your legs against the opposite, hallways in frame houses are generally more heavily constructed/timbered than other rooms.) or the “Triangle of Life” (lay down along the floor in front your sofa, or on the long edge of your bed – this may help shield you from collapsing ceilings, and even if the roof comes down, you may be able to earthquake-emoji4crawl out an end or have air to breathe underneath.) For Earthquake preparedness, the normal considerations apply, food, water, communication, shelter… but also think about what will happen when the ground starts shaking and jumping… think “Secure”… strap down that water heater, attach any large pieces of furniture to the walls – if something would hurt if it fell over on you – make sure it won’t. Oh, don’t forget the gas and water shut off tool – the most common hazards (other than aftershocks) immediately following an earthquake are flooding from ruptured water lines and asphyxiation and/or explosion from broken gas lines.earthquake-fault

  • EARTHQUAKES

    Earthquakes occur without warning.  To survive an earthquake it is important to be prepared.  Some useful items that should be kept in your home include:

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      Flashlight

    • Portable Radio
    • First Aid Kit
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • Food & Water
    • Tools
    • Medication
    • Warm Clothes / Blankets

    Additionally,

    • Secure all tall or heavy furniture,
    • Secure hot water heaters,
    • Secure appliances that may move enough to rupture a gas main or an electrical connection,
    • Remove heavy hanging plants that can sway or fall,
    • Remove heavy objects hanging near beds (pictures, mirrors),
    • Move beds away from windows,
    • Apply latches to cabinets,
    • Avoid placing heavy or sharp objects on top of furniture,
    • Be aware of brick structures (including chimneys) that can collapse in an earthquake.

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