Emergency Preparedness – 2 Weeks Ready

The earthquake is coming! The earthquake is coming!  We hear it all the time. 

Picture of freeway collapse after Los Angeles earthquake.
1994, Los Angeles, California, USA — Original caption: Los Angeles, California: Earthquake Aftermath. — Image by © David Butow/Corbis
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According to the experts the Cascadia earthquake, a potential 9.0 earthquake, is likely anytime in the next 30 to 50 years. Whether it is an earthquake, storms, floods, fires, or other type of emergency each requires differing levels of preparation. As seen in places where disasters have taken place, it can take weeks to restore homes, neighborhoods, and cities. Will you be ready to be on your own for 2 weeks without power? Most importantly, being prepared to take care of ourselves allows responders to spend more time addressing major damage such as bridge collapse, fires, and utility disruption. Helping your neighbors prepare, especially the elderly and medically fragile, will reduce the impact of disasters to you and your neighbors.

There are a great number of resources available to assist us in preparing for an emergency. The 2 Weeks Ready information is available at the following sites: https://www.facebook.com/2WeeksReady/ and https://www.oregon.gov/oem/hazardsprep/Pages/2-Weeks-Ready.aspx

An additional site is: https://www.ready.gov/  Searching the internet will provide many additional sites to help you prepare.

The Santa Clara Community Organization (SCCO) will be providing additional information via email, the SCCO website and Facebook pages. To receive the emails, open the SCCO web page at https://santaclaracommunity.org/scco/ enter your email address and click Subscribe.

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