Earthquake Preparedness: Don’t Be Frozen By Fear!
In a past QuakeTip, I reminded our readers that the difference between a 4.0 quakelet and a 7.0 major quake was huge. One reader chastised me for scaring her.
Believe it or not, my purpose is not to scare you, but to wake you up. It’s no secret that the SF Bay area is sound asleep when it comes to earthquake preparation. A few fairly simple steps can go a long way in protecting you, your family, and your home.
The wake-up call goes like this: have your retrofit checked, get an automatic gas shut-off valve installed, secure your heavy furniture, and assemble emergency kits for home, car, and office.
Don’t let fear or anxiety keep you frozen – just make a check list of things to do and then do them, one by one.
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