Preparing for Earthquakes
Preparation for earthquakes generally provides some level of preparation for other disasters. In any case it is possible that you may be on your own for some time and have to help yourself and your neighbors. The California Seismic Safety Commission provides information that is intended to help you learn about and prepare for earthquakes.
Information To Help You Prepare
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Protecting Your Family From Earthquakes - The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety. This informative booklet published by USGS is now available in a Spanish/English version.
Visit the USGS website to download this publication as a 24 page [pdf] file or to request a hard copy. Also available in an English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean version.
The Commercial Property Owner's Guide To Earthquake Safety - Supercedes the 1998 Commercial Property Owner's Guide - Effective October 1, 2006 Published by The California Seismic Safety Commission.
Also see: http://www.ssc.ca.gov/forms_pubs/cog.html for additional details, summary of hyperlinks, and a reduced quality version for quick on-line viewing.
The Homeowner's Guide To Earthquake Safety - The 2005 Edition of the Homeowner's Guide to Earthquake Safety replaced the 2002 Edition (no longer available) effective July 1, 2005
Also see: http://www.ssc.ca.gov/forms_pubs/hog.html for additional details, summary of hyperlinks, and a reduced quality version for quick on-line viewing.
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Available to the public from the Earthquake Country Alliance
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Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
A 32-page earthquake science and preparedness guide provides information for understanding where and when earthquakes will occur in Southern California.