The "Earthquake Lady" prepares Utah for living in earthquake country
Last week in Sandy UT I listened to a presentation by Maralin Hoff, "Earthquake Lady, from the Utah Department of Public Safety. Maralin is a Community Outreach Specialist, imparting her message to all parts of Utah for nearly two decades.
For those of you who read my weekly post on seismic events (earthquakes) in the Intermountain West, you will know that in my hobby of observing these events in the region, I seek to inform, never to alarm.
Maralin is full on different. She is more "in your face" expecting the Big One. She gets her message across very well, supported by literature and a large number of comprehensive display boards. Even pets have their own survival packs under Maralin's preparedness preparations.
We each received a handbook titled "Putting down roots in earthquake country", chock full of suggestions and great preparedness information. (eg Government financial assistance after a disaster is a loan repaid with interest , in addition to mortgage payments).
I have a mental image now of purchasing a battle helmet to wear when shopping in the big stores ~ my chances of getting my head into an up turned shopping cart being fairly slim.
I was informed. I am glad I attended.