- You didn’t have enough food/water (2 weeks worth)
- You were gone, gas line broke, house burned down (no automatic gas shut-off valve)
- House fell off the foundation (didn’t have your retrofit checked)
- You were injured when a bookcase fell on you (no securing)
Earthquake preparedness has come a long way: no longer can we complain that we, who live in earthquake country, are without the advance warning that others have about impending hurricanes, tsunamis, and volcanoes.
Here it is, our newly discovered earthquake advance warning:
“There’s going to be a major earthquake. Get ready.”
Larry Guillot QuakePrepare.comemail: firstname.lastname@example.org 707-965-3299
Most of us are at least aware that we should have two weeks worth of food and water as per the Red Cross and others.
If you work in an office away from home, you should give some thought as to whether you might be stuck there for a while after a serious quake. If you drive to work and you can walk home, the kit you should have in your car will take care of your needs. If you can’t walk home, you may be waiting it out at your office – a good reason to make sure that the office is prepared for that eventuality.
Office kits can be custom-tailored for any size. The best provider I’ve seen is Your Safety Place in Pleasanton, part of Nexis Preparedness. They have staff calling on businesses and schools to help them get prepared. Check out their web site at nexisprep.com
QuakePrepare has now installed over 2,250 automatic gas shut-off valves. If you or your neighbors haven’t yet taken advantage of this (incredibly cheap) insurance to protect your house, email or call me. Still $245 in most locations.