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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Staying Safe Where the Earth Shakes is a booklet that includes the “Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety” – basic guidelines for what to do before, during, and after a damaging earthquake.
You can also visit EarthquakeCountry.org/SevenSteps for more tips on how to apply these steps to your family’s unique needs.
The statewide version of this booklet is available in three languages:
Regional editions are available with local hazard information and contacts.
The Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety 2002 Edition
Also see: http:/ssc.ca.gov/forms_pubs/hog for additional details, summary of hyperlinks, and a reduced quality version for quick on-line viewing.
The Commercial Property Owner’s Guide To Earthquake Safety 2022 Edition
Also see: http://ssc.ca.gov/forms_pubs/cog for additional details, summary of hyperlinks, and a reduced quality version for quick on-line viewing.