The Hayward Fault
 being prepared
joint project with Math Science Nucleus, City of Fremont, U.S. Geological Survey, California Geological Survery


What should I do to be prepared?


Preparing for a disaster can be unpleasant.  No one wants to think about a devastating earthquake, fire, flood, or tornado.  Especially earthquakes are hard to understand what could happen because many people have never experienced a large quake.  Earthquakes occur infrequent and sometimes people just figure the "big one" will not occur in their lifetime.

Understanding the the dynamics of an earthquake and know how energy flows from the focus of a quake helps to prepare.  Critical thinking during an earthquake also can prevent lost of life.  Good choices can make a difference.
 

  • Keep emergency kits (water, radio, flashlight, etc.) at home, work/school, your car - anywhere you could likely be caught during an earthquake.
  • Develop a family plan.  Identify the person everyone should call to stay updated (out-of-state number if possible).  Identify where everyone should try to meet after the earthquake and how they could get there.
  • Prepare your house and office to reduce the likelihood of large objects hitting you where you frequently sit or sleep when strong shaking begins. Determine if your house needs strengthening to withstand heavy shaking.

Links for more detailed information on being prepared:

Be Prepared for 72 Hours - easy to use information on preparing for an earthquake

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - all around wonderful resource/reference for living with earthquakes (U.S. Geological Survey)

Understand What Could Happen at Your Home - shows different hazards for your address/area (Association of Bay Area Governments)

Understand for What You are Preparing

Videos of What it Could Be Like at Your Home - shaking in a large earthquake is strong!

 

 

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