Ever since moving to California (and having my daughter) I’ve been earthquake focused. We live only a few miles from the San Andreas Fault Line. This past year I experience my biggest earthquake yet and I remember thinking a jet had just roared past our house……until I saw the waves sloshing out of the pool! All of our large furniture is bolted to the walls and the large TVs are tied down with the little kits you can buy at the hardware store. I have earthquake kits prepared and our entire family has an earthquake plan discussed and thought out. After so many recent large earthquakes in the news I’m re-evaluating our kits today and making sure we are ready if one were to hit southern California. Just thought I’d share my master kit list and some great links I’ve found over the past few years:
Palm Desert Special Earthquake Publication (Go to this page and click on Earthquake Safety)
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country (PDF downloads)
Family Emergency Plan (FEMA) (includes download-able forms)
Household and Personal Inventory Book (download-able book)
Make Your Family Safer (collection of articles and tips)
And lastly, this is all over the internet so I’m not even sure who the original author was….it is a list of the first 100 things to disappear in a disaster or panic. Kind of put things into perspective and gives you an idea of how to plan:
Are you Prepared?