Earthquake Prepared? Get A 203k Loan, Get Ready! Call Same Day 203k

By
Home Inspector with Same Day 203Kla 323 309-9722 HUD I.D.# SO536

To those of us who live and work in the Greater Los Angeles area,
earthquakes and other natural emergencies are a reality. In order to deal
with this situation, emergency preparedness must become a way of life.
In the event of a major earthquake or disaster, freeways and surface
streets may be impassable and public services could be interrupted or
taxed beyond their limits. Therefore, everyone must know how to
provide for their own needs for an extended period of time, whether at
work, home, or on the road.

Our Goal at Sameday203kla.com is to encourage you to prepare for a
major disaster and to maintain that readiness. Part of becoming ready is
having the necessary supplies. Earthquakes and major disasters, in our
area, can happen at any time. They are not totally predictable. There
may be long periods between disasters. This is why it is important to
maintain fresh emergency supplies through rotation of older stock into
daily use. The quality of life and the potential for survival are greatly
increased by being prepared.


Make sure you and your family know all the “safe spots” in the home, such as against inside walls, as well as the “danger spots” in the home such as windows, mirrors, hanging objects and fireplaces.

  • Conduct practice drills. Physically place yourself and your children in the safe locations in the home.
  • Learn first aid and CPR through your local Red Cross or other community organization.
  • Decide where and when the family will reunite, if separated.
  • Keep a list of emergency phone numbers available. Long distance phone service is usually restored before local service. You’ll be able to reach someone faster who is across the country, rather than next door. Cell phone use could be restricted without a proper signal. It’s helpful to identify an out-of-state relative or friend who can report your condition to other family members.
  • Develop a portable survival kit for your home and for travel.

 

  • Learn how to shut off gas, water and electricity in your home in case power lines are damaged.
  • Check the stability of chimneys, roofs and wall foundations. If you’re living in a home that was built before 1935, make sure the house is bolted to the foundation. If your home is on a raised foundation, make sure the cripple , or short stud walls between the floor and foundation, are replaced with shear , or vertical walls that are used to stiffen the structural frame. If you have questions, contact a licensed contractor.
  • Secure heavy furnishings.
  • Secure your water heater and other appliances that could move and disrupt utility lines.
  • Store breakable and heavy objects on lower shelves. Also, use latches on cabinet doors.
  • Keep all flammable and hazardous liquids, such as paints, pest sprays and cleaning products, in cabinets or secured on low shelves.
  • Maintain emergency food, water, medicine, a first aid kit, tools and clothing for earthquake aftermath.


I have been A HUD Certified 203k Consultant Since 1995, I am a retired Home Inspector, and a Former Vice President of CREIA, California Real Estate Inspection Association.
I have completed 1000's of 203k and Home Inspections over the years.
For more the 15 Years I have Hosted 203k Work Shops and Seminars,
in Los Angeles County.

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Comments (14)

Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

good post and concept here...Yes to planning ahead too

Mar 29, 2014 10:17 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

LA has been rocking and rolling a lot lately, a good reminder that it is important to be prepared and vigilant!

Mar 29, 2014 11:36 PM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Timely post on being prepared and proactive, not waiting and being passive about earthquakes these days. There will be more coming for sure along with Yellowstone:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/uu60061837#summary

Mar 30, 2014 01:57 AM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Very important post for everyone to be prepared for earthquakes. I didn't notice, but I know people here in the Inland Empire felt the recent OC quake. 

Mar 30, 2014 07:13 AM
Rob Lyszczarz
RE/MAX Properties Unlimited - Westfield, NJ
Great ideas. Always better to be prepared. Never know when disasters strike.
Mar 30, 2014 07:41 AM
Rob Lyszczarz
RE/MAX Properties Unlimited - Westfield, NJ
Great ideas. Always better to be prepared. Never know when disasters strike.
Mar 30, 2014 07:41 AM
Rob Lyszczarz
RE/MAX Properties Unlimited - Westfield, NJ
Great ideas. Always better to be prepared. Never know when disasters strike.
Mar 30, 2014 07:41 AM
Rob Lyszczarz
RE/MAX Properties Unlimited - Westfield, NJ
Great ideas. Always better to be prepared. Never know when disasters strike.
Mar 30, 2014 07:41 AM
Rob Lyszczarz
RE/MAX Properties Unlimited - Westfield, NJ
Great ideas. Always better to be prepared. Never know when disasters strike.
Mar 30, 2014 07:41 AM
Jack O'Neal
HomeSmart Elite Group - Gilbert, AZ
Thanks for sharing some great ideas for being prepared for emergency situations! Being in Arizona we don't really experience earthquakes but we do in some parts have the floods and haboobs. Regardless these are great tips to have and know wherever you live!
Mar 30, 2014 09:45 AM
Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Living in Florida for 38 years, Being prepared for a natural disaser is just part of the deal. June 1st sarts hurricane season. Will be shopping again this year.

Mar 30, 2014 11:29 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

What a great post... It is so important to be prepared.. and as you point out -- practice pratice practice... and if and when it happens, you won't even have to think about what to do or how to survive for a week or so.

Mar 30, 2014 11:38 AM
Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

Great check list and warning of what can happen and how to save your life. We must be aware of this in every state.

Mar 30, 2014 01:57 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.   Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Dec 05, 2020 06:40 AM