TODAY IS THE DAY OF THE GREAT SHAKEOUT. ARE YOU PREPARED?
I provide this courtesy Public Information announcement and will coninue to do so for as long as I'm able. I've lived and worked through far too many disasters to count. You can never be too ready. It's not just about natural disasters. Now we also need to deal with the reality of Man Made Intentional Mayhem. Please let us not take anything for granted. Lest we forget all the events both natural and man made!
Be Red Cross Ready! Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year, day or night. Forty-five states and territories in the United States are at moderate to very high risk of “Earthquakes” and they are located in every region of the Country.
“Earthquake” Safety Checklist. Contact your local Emergency Management office, Local American Red Cross SAFETY CHECKLIST. Contact your local Emergency Management Office, local American Red Cross Chapter, State Geological Survey or Department of Natural Resources.
Buildings with foundations resting on landfill and other unstable soils are at increased risk of damage and LIQUEFACTION.
Learn how to shut off the gas valves in your home and keep a wrench handy for that purpose. Keep and maintain an emergency kit in an easy-to-access location.
If your community experiences an earthquake, or any disaster, register on the American Red CrossSafe and Well Web site available through RedCross.org to let your family and friends know about your welfare.
If you don't have Internet access, call 1-866-GET-INFO For more information on disaster and emergency preparedness, visit RedCross.org. Copyright 2009 by the American National Red Cross
Above all...........DON'T BE A VICTIM OF DISPLACEMENT. THERE ARE WAYS YOU CAN CONTINUE TO LIVE IN YOUR HOME WHILE YOU MAY FIND YOUR NEIGHBORS BEING DISPLACED FROM THEIRS. A FEW COMMON SENSE STEPS CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU LIVING ON A MILITARY COT IN FRONT OF YOUR HOME WHENCE KEEPING WARM AND COOKING MEALS FROM A 55 GALLON STEEL DRUM.