If you are reading this, the experts were mistaken about the Mayan calendar and the end of the world in 2012. There are other, more likely emergencies, however, and any prognosticator will tell you preparedness is always a good idea. In California, the threat of earthquakes is real and constant. Orange County has felt its share of tremors, as well as structural and brush fires, major power outages and even flooding. The recent shutdown of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station also serves as a reminder of the potential for man-made disaster. The best thing you can do for your family in an emergency is have food, water, blankets, batteries, medical supplies and a plan to survive the time, if any, you will be cut off from regular resources. Outfit your home, and loved ones, with these companies.
The aftermath of the March 11 earthquake in Japan continues to rivet the world’s scientists, who are using new data from the 8.9 temblor and resulting tsunami to improve plans for how to respond to a large seismic event in Southern California.
About 150 Pasadenans are expected to participate in disaster preparedness training Saturday.
A handy guide to rallying your neighbors to protect your community and come together in times of crisis.
The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention wants the public to be ready in case of a zombie attack. The idea is that getting ready for zombies is the sort of preparedness needed to survive a disaster or sudden epidemic.