Monday, October 23, 2017

Notations From The Grid (Weekly Edition): On the #GreatCaliforniaShakeout

This week saw the Great California Shakeout.    Our Community Schools here in South Orange County:




We wanted to report on this courtesy of the team as FEMA as we here in California realize that it is not a question of if, but when as we present these Four Steps to Earthquake Preparedness

Join Us in the World's Largest Earthquake Drill. www.ShakeOut.org
This morning millions of people practiced how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” during the ShakeOut, the world's largest earthquake drill.

In order to keep the momentum going, there are further actions you can take to prepare for an earthquake.

Follow these four steps from the Earthquake Country Alliance:
  1. Secure your space by identifying hazards and securing moveable items like bookshelves, televisions, and water heaters.
  2. Plan to be safe by creating a disaster plan and deciding how you will communicate in an emergency.
  3. Organize disaster supplies in convenient locations.
  4. Minimize financial hardship by organizing important documents, strengthening your property, and considering insurance.

For more information, including a video about When the Earth Shakes, visit the Prepareathon™ Earthquake page or Ready.gov. You can also download the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Earthquake Safety Checklist